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About the BlueBox ----------------- The bluebox is a USB-powered ground station box design for the AAUSAT3 cubesat satellite. The device firmware, control software and hardware is licensed under the MIT license with the hope that it may be useful to other cubesat projects. The device is built around the Analog Devices ADF7021 transceiver and controlled by an Atmel ATMEGA32U4 microcontroller with hardware USB. The firmware makes use of the open source LUFA USB stack and uses libusb and pyusb for communication between the device and control program, bbctl. How to install bbctl -------------------- Go to software/bbctl and run: $ sudo python2 setup.py install Note that you need gcc to compile the FEC extension module. How to build and flash the firmware ----------------------------------- In order to communicate with device without being root, copy 49-bluebox.rules and 49-atmel.rules to your udev rules directory (usually /etc/udev/rules.d). Now, compile and flash the software. The bbctl dfu step can be omitted if you're flashing the device for the first time: $ cd bluebox/software/firmware $ make clean all $ bbctl dfu $ make program You need dfu-programmer to program the device. Install it from your package manager or from http://dfu-programmer.sourceforge.net/ Finally, test the device by reading back the silicon revision of the ADF7021 RF chip: $ bbctl version 0x2104 You can run bbctl help to get a list of available commands.