Author: Craig Chapman

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Unofficial Sybase Advantage components XE8

SAP Sybase have yet to provide their DAC components for RadStudio XE8. Pending an official release, I have modified their XE7 version for use with XE8. Download source code here: advantagedb You can find these...

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Elevated privileges for Delphi applications.

One of my customers recently asked the question “How can I force my application to run as administrator, without the user having to select this option?” Good question… In this post, I’ll be using...

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Volatus-1 Flight-1 Botched :-(

So, What went wrong?! Well on Saturday 25th April, 2015, my wife and I arrived at our launch site, ready to launch the Volatus-1 balloon. After launch, we jumped into the car and began...

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Never solder in your sleep…

This is just another quick update on the status of my flight computer build. I’ve discovered the reason for the flight computer not transmitting any data. When I first built the board, I’d mistakenly attached...

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Firmware code complete!

  Brief Update: Finally the firmware for this tracking device is at ‘Code Complete’ status. That doesn’t mean it’s finished! Having written the code, it’s time to enter the cycle of testing and debugging. So...

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RadStudio XE8 gets a component repository!

Amid the myriad of great new features in the RadStudio XE8 release, there is one which I sincerely hope is not overlooked. RadStudio now has a component repository! The ability to install third party...

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Arduino Uno and Fast PWM for AFSK1200

  Audio Frequency Shift Keying Telemetry data for my balloon flight will be transmitted onto the APRS (Amateur Packet Reporting System) network, which is a well established network of Amateur Radio Operators here in the US....

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AFSK1200 modem written

  Yesterday, I wrote the AFSK-1200 modem for the flight computer. This was challenging, in-fact, I worked several days to figure it out. Being new to the AtMega328p I found the manual tough going....

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Creating and Consuming Soap Services in Delphi.

[UPDATE] For a complete example of building a RESTful JSON service client with Delphi, and a RESTful JSON service using PHP, check out my “Brutally Roll Your Own Backend” video series! Introduction For anyone...