No-Hassle Linux for Channel 8
Slax+8 is a portable Linux distribution on CD preloaded with Channel 8.
You boot your PC directly into Linux from the CD drive - no installation is required. Slax+8
will auto-configure and request an IP address from your LAN. Included are FTP and Telnet
servers as well as the gcc compiler. Channel 8 is launched on power up - simply point
a browser at the IP address of the Channel 8 PC to see the opening screen.
When the PC is powered down, you can restart back into Windows.
No changes are made to the hard drive - Slax+8 runs entirely in PC RAM.
A Slax+8 USB thumb drive version is available so that data recorded by Channel 8
remains on the drive for later review in Windows and Excel. You can also develop A/D interface code and
save the results.
To get further info: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the easiest ways to use Channel 8 is with a serial port A/D converter. Modifying the
Channel 8 source code to communicate with these devices is usually straightforward. A complete example
is given in this technical note.
Adding Internet connectivity to your Channel 8 data logger gives you access to the
system from anywhere in the world. Remotely configure data logging and view readings by
A/D Converter Code Needed
Do you have an A/D converter? If you can write in C, consider submitting interface
code for the Channel 8 project. Manufacturers of external A/D devices are
invited to add their products to our list of compatible Channel 8 devices.
Channel 8 Sourceforge Project Released
The Channel 8 source code is on line ready for download and installation
into your Linux system.