Category: 8-Bit Embedded World

Why arduino is slow ?

Is Arduino really slow ? Well that is really relative, as like everything else.  I am not talking about Time Dilation and space time fabric bending stuff here.  Alas! I haven’t seen Interstellar yet.  Anyways, this post is really about how arduino performs the basics of its function and how it appears a little slow […]

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Benchmarking Raspi Input/Output

Yo, so this one counts for checking the GPIO response of Raspberry pi. What it means ? How much it takes of a Raspi to give a response on GPIO when trigger action is received on another GPIO. How am  I doing this ? I have this setup of an Arduino connected to Raspi GPIO […]

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IoT-Internet of Things : Hands On Spark Core

And there I was, so much excited about my new Spark module! Alas!! It didn’t go good.  For a warm welcome, there were these problems to bang my head with.  The module I received looked just alright because the shipping was not good, I got its packaging open, and it didn’t work too.  Wohoaa!!! totally […]

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Logic Analyser (Saleae) : Getting Started

Yeah, “Tear in the Eyes” moment, whenever I get a new electronics item to play with.  This time I got my hands on Saleae Logic Analyser (digital one though). This one allows you to probe 8 digital channels simultaneously.  The device is extremely simple to use for first timers.   Just plug a miniUSB cable, […]

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FTDI plays Dirty : Drivers Scandal

Woahh!! feeling like “No!! Not this” or “Nice move there”. You can be one of the two people saying above lines by the action taken by FTDI . So, What is FTDI ?  [[Those who already know skip Down to “Driver Scandal”.  ]]    FTDI is actually a company that manufactures chips and electronics solutions mostly […]

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Intel HEX for AVR explained

Ughhh! It really took me 2 days to understand the whole picture here.  We all know that there is a hex file generated by the “Compiler” or the Arduino IDE (lets just say it now..allow me to use loose terms here, gotta explain a little below) and that HEX file is uploaded into the controller and […]

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A little probing with a Quad

The biggest advantage of Winter is that you don’t have bath till just a few people say that u stinks! Umm, just the last week I got the parts for my quadcopter that I order from Hobbyking.  This was my first order and my first experience with the flying things, so I started up with […]

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Here Comes Our TurtleBot! Person Follower

TurtleBot, our inspiration source.  You can read the whole of it.  I was too much excited reading that and looking a lot of videos of it, then decided to make one of my own. This post is all about the design and structure of the turtlebot that we made.  I am far from being a […]

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Part II: All Pin Interrupt method for RC in Arduino

I hope you are already aware of the basics of the RC communication and Hardware connection with the Arduino. If you are not, then just have a quick look at the previous blog in the series… 🙂 After looking into the problems of the polling method, The second method to interface the RC is Interrupt […]

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Working with RC and Arduino: Part 1

Working with RC and Arduino: Part 1

The HK-T6A V2 is a classic 6-channel RC Transmitter, best option for starters. The 4 channels are used for flying while rest 2 can be used for landing purposes. It is programmable as well. For that purpose one need to have the programming cable. It requires 12 V as the optimum voltage supply level. However, […]

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