Radio amateur Jonathan Oxer VK3FADO gave this Keynote presentation on the latest developments in the ArduSat CubeSat project to the 2014 Linux conference in Perth, Western Australia.
Jon has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. Most recently he’s been focusing more on the Open Hardware side, co-founding Freetronics as a direct result of organising the first Arduino Miniconf at LCA2010. His books include “Ubuntu Hacks” and “Practical Arduino”.
Jon has been variously referred to as Australia’s geekiest man and as a cyborg-in-progress. As part of his “SuperHouse” home automation series, Jon has taken keyless entry to an all new level by embedding an RFID tag into his arm using a vet’s chipping tool.
Recently he has been working on ArduSat, a satellite that aims to give hobbyists, students and space enthusiasts an opportunity to design and run their own experiments in space. By choosing a standardised platform based on the hugely popular Arduino hardware design, ArduSat allows anyone to develop and prototype experiments at home using readily accessible parts and all based on a simple open source software environment.
Watch Deploying software updates to ArduSat in orbit – Jonathan Oxer VK3FADO
ArduSat Open Source Ham Radio CubeSats
Linux Conference Perth Jan 6-10 http://lca2014.linux.org.au/
Linux Australia http://www.linux.org.au/