[linux] Fwd: Linux volunteer?
rlotz at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 10 15:17:39 PDT 2003
Anyone interested in lending a hand?
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Rik Gran <gran at dirac.phys.washington.edu>
> Date: Thu Jul 10, 2003 15:10:50 US/Pacific
> To: linuxug at u.washington.edu, wcole2401 at netscape.com
> Subject: Linux volunteer?
> Hello. We are looking for a volunteer for a linux install on some old
> (486 and pentium) hardware for a physics research project (WALTA). If
> there are any students on your mailing list who might be interested,
> please forward this to them. They can contact me at the e-mail address
> at the end of this note.
> We have a pile of old-ish PC hardware (486 to pentia), and would like
> make two or three working data aquisition (DAQ) machines out of them
> for a
> physics experiment.
> Our needs for a DAQ machine are simple, take the data off the serial
> and send it via network to the central server. The data rate is low
> enough that the old hardware should be completely sufficient.
> The interested person will make a couple machines run, and if they are
> very interested, can work on the scripts necessary to automate the
> transfer the data. The code to communicate with the serial port is
> already written.
> Unfortunately the only form of payment we have is Coca-Cola, and I will
> take the person out to lunch once or twice, so we are looking for
> who wants to do it and has some spare time this summer.
> I think we have the parts for approximately 3 machines, so I do not
> this task to take very long. A week? Any hardware that still does not
> work or is left over will be surplused or recycled.
> These machines will be used for the WALTA project, either for our
> at the University of Washington, or for deployment to Seattle Area High
> Schools. More information on the experiment can be found at
> An interested person can contact me at the e-mail address below.
> Thank you.
> Rik Gran
> Research Associate Department of Physics
> Box 351560
> gran at phys.washington.edu University of Washington
> www.phys.washington.edu/~gran Seattle, WA 98195-1560
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