Tag Archives: SPIN

Propeller Tool-Chain Installer (GCC, SPIN, BST, ..) Updated

I updated my installer-script for the Parallax Propeller tool-chain (GCC, SPIN, BST and others) to make it work (agin) on Ubuntu 14.04. Main issue was that the current “makeinfo” seems not to be happy with some of the “.texi” files from “binutils” used by the Propeller GCC. Thus, I added a patch to the script […]


I uploaded (and also on OBEX) a little SPIN script for the Parallax Propeller which helps in creating shells using the serial line. It is meant for both: interactive shells operated by a human, or shells used in machine to machine communication. The setup I currently use for this is a Propeller Quickstart Board with […]

Propeller-Installer Project of the Week at Parallax

My little installer script for helping setting up a Propeller Tool-chain on Linux/ARM, also mentioned on hackaday last month, was chosen for “project of the week” from Parallax (the makers of the Propeller).

Using Propeller Tool-Chain Installer on RasPi

I just received a bunch of Raspberry Pis and though I give the propeller tool-chain installer script I wrote earlier about a try. Here is what a did on a fresh Raspbian “wheezy” to get it work. 1) Install needed dependencies sudo apt-get install git subversion mercurial texinfo flex libncurses5-dev python-serial 2) Get the Script […]

Propeller-Installer on hackaday.com

My article about the installer script for a Propeller Toolchain on Linux/ARM made it to hackaday.com.

Installing a Propeller Tool-Chain for C and SPIN

Lately I started playing around with the Parallax Propeller Quick Start Board. Since I found it a little hard to puzzle together a Linux tool-chain supporting C/C++ and SPIN development for Propeller on Intel based as well as on ARM based machines, I wrote a little installer script which helps in setting up a tool-chain […]