Author Archives: John Shovic

About John Shovic

Dr. John C. Shovic is currently Managing Partner of SwitchDoc Labs, LLC and Chief Technical Officer of InstiComm, LLC, a company specializing in mobile medical software solutions for health practitioners. He has worked in industry for over thirty years and has founded multiple companies: Advance Hardware Architectures, TriGeo Network Security, Blue Water Technologies, InstiComm, LLC, and bankCDA. He has also served as a Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho. Dr. Shovic has given over 55 invited talks and has published over 35 papers on a variety of topics on HIPAA, GLB, computer security, computer forensics, embedded systems and others.

Problems: New Part Generation with Fritzing

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Problems: New Part Generation with Fritzing Fritzing (fritzing.org) is an open source design package that makes electronics more available and readable, especially for the beginner and maker.  Fritzing diagrams do make it easier to build breadboards using extant products.  I like … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 5: External WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi/Arduino Systems

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Reliable Projects 5: External WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi/Arduino Systems Summary: In Part 5 of this series I look at setting up an External WatchDog Timer with the Arduino and also with the Raspberry Pi. I use the SwitchDoc Labs Dual WatchDog Timer, … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 4: Internal Versus External WatchDog Timers

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Reliable Projects 4: Internal Versus External WatchDog Timers Summary: In Part 4 of this series I look at the differences between an Internal and External WatchDog Timer. I also review the issues with the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi Internal WatchDog explain why … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 3: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Arduino

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Reliable Projects 3: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Arduino Summary: In Part 3 of this series I look at how to set up the Arduino internal watchdog timer. I also talk about the issues with the Arduino internal WatchDog Timer … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 2: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Raspberry Pi

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Reliable Projects 2: Using the Internal WatchDog Timer for the Raspberry Pi Summary:  In Part 2 of this series I look at how to set up the Raspberry Pi internal watchdog timer.  I also talk about the issues with the Raspberry Pi internal … Continue reading

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Reliable Projects 1: WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi and Arduinos

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Reliable Projects 1: WatchDog Timers for Raspberry Pi and Arduinos Summary:  In this series of postings I look at how to set up the Raspberry Pi and Arduino internal watchdog timers.  I also explain why an external WatchDog Timer, such as … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine Adds SwitchDoc Labs Column

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Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine Adds SwitchDoc Labs Column SwitchDoc Labs is pleased to announce that Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine has added a monthly technical column written by Dr. John Shovic, CTO of SwitchDoc Labs.   According to Joe Casad,  Editor in … Continue reading

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Solar Power on the Pi / Arduino in the Caribbean

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Solar Power on the Pi / Arduino in the Caribbean Project Curacao is a remotely controlled (from 3500 miles away) Solar Power and Wind Powered Raspberry Pi / Arduino project.  It has a Raspberry Pi Model A running the higher … Continue reading

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16 Days in the Breeze – Wind Power Raspberry Pi / Arduino

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16 Days in the Breeze – Wind Power Raspberry Pi / Arduino It’s now been 16 days since I deployed the Project Curacao upgrades to the the Caribbean based box.  The last 6 days look good.  The first 4 days … Continue reading

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3D Printing MouseAir V2 – Part 1 / Raspberry Pi Project

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3D Printing MouseAir V2 – Part 1 / Raspberry Pi Project The Mouse Air project has been around in various stages since April of 2014. The goal of the project (conceived in a bar, the Fedora in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and … Continue reading

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