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I2C Protocol (2-Wire Interface) in a nut shell

The I2C protocol also known as the two wire interface is a simple serial communication protocol that uses just two pins of a microcontroller namely SCL (serial clock) and SDA (serial data). This is a very popular protocol cat can be used to address a large number of slave devices that are connected to the same bus. This protocol comes in handy when there is scarcity on available pins in the microcontroller. Each slave device has a slave address or names for which they respond …

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Beagle Bone a look from outside

The Beagle Bone is a pocket sized computer with Arm cortex A8 processor running a striped down version of angstrom Linux. Beagle Bone is much costlier than the popular counterpart Raspberry Pi, but has many advantages when compared to it. The reason I got the Beagle Bone was because the Pi’s were in too much a demand out here and it would have taken me several weeks to lay my hands on it. Now that I have taken a stance let me try to …

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DIY wireless Keyboard (fun in making things yourself)

TVS-gold-keyboard

I have a TVS eGold mechanical Keyboard. I was looking at some websites that sold wireless keyboard and soon found out that they were all membrane type. I have been using the mechanical one for quiet some time now and love it so much that I can’t possibly revert back to the membrane even if were wireless. Thats when I got the Idea to convert my mechanical wired-keyboard into a wireless one a ‘DIY wireless keyboard’. I was reading about the PS2 interface and …

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Make a Simple RC (Remote Controlled) Robot Car

Whether you are an engineering student building a multi terrain vehicle or an electronics hobbyist trying to impress people with your skills, making a RC robot car (wireless)  is much better than the wired robot which you will have to tail while driving. This is not exactly a robotics project. By definition, a robot is something that makes a decision based on some external parameters. There is one hell lot to do before going around telling people ‘I build robots’ but …

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Getting started with Embedded Systems

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Hey everyone, I have planned to document all the small electronics projects that I do in my free time so that it would be of some use to all the beginners of the same interest as mine. I may not be regular in posting new stuffs, but I will try my level the best to post the most optimized content of what I have  done. When I was a beginner, I found many blogs really useful, which actually made my learning curve smooth. I am no …

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Shaastra 2013 Nights on the streets (Jan’13)

Shaastra is an annual tech fest conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. There are events and workshops for almost all streams of Engineering and I love their Robotics events the most. The robotics event conducted by them is “The mother of all the robotics event in the county”-or that is what they say.. don’t know how they guessed the gender of robotics 😛 (mother). I had always had an eye on this event ever since I was in my …

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How to use gmail form terminal (Linux)

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Great news gmail our favorite mail service can be accessed form command line!! Now you can access your favorite mail service -gmail form terminal in a linux system with a command line interface. People may wonder why anyone would want to use gmail from the command line, when Google has created such a nice user friendly interface for its users. There are a lot of reasons why one would want to use a CLI (command-line interface) for sending mail. One of the main …

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Working with git from a Linux machine

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After a long struggle I managed to learn the basics of Working with git and use it effectively for the sake of code sharing and team work. I will document the steps for my own reference and to help others facing similar problems STEP 1: Fork or create a repository. For this you will need an account in gihub.com go ahead and create one. Create a repository using the ‘Create a new Repository’ icon from the top right. Give the unnecessary  description for the repository and finish the procedures …

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Yet another Hello World?

Hello World, There you go! the age old thing to start off anything with. I don’t plan on violating any conventions today. Welcome to EmbedJournal! a tech log on Embedded Systems. I’m Siddharth, and EmbedJournal is my blog on things that have fascinated me over extended periods of time. I’ve finally managed to organise all my articles form the internet-scatter into one roof. Hopefully, this will be their final landing point. Like I said, the primary focus of most of my reading will …

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