Tag: linux

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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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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Compile your first kernel!!

Okay, so here we are getting some linux kernel smell.  In this post, we will be compiling linux kernel version  3.7 (mainline) .   You may be compiling your kernel or atleast thinking of it, because of a number of reasons; ex- you did  a cool hack into kernel source code and wanna try it out […]

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Using VLC; Hobbyist way!

So, It was a task I wished to do 4 months back! and finally today I gotta do that.  As usual I was busy out doing nothing.  In this little tweak of mine I actually used VLC media player as you people also do, but I used it in a little different way.   As […]

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Programming AVR chips-"Open" way!

Phew!!!!! Because quite a few people asked me how to do programming in AVR microcontrollers.  There may be the case that they are starting up all this or they are switching from another microcontroller to AVR now [though it is old too 🙁  or you may say obselete…]  So, here I am going to explain […]

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sleepy programming!!

sleepy programming!!

Yes, it was about 5 a.m. and I had a torrent of MATLAB 2012a being downloaded.  I did hear about the competition from Mathworks Simulink and think of trying for that.  Matlab was approximately 5gb and it is too much for a download speed of 64kbps!!!  Though I started it as my PC is usually […]

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Yet another Hello World: This time for ARM

Yet another Hello World: This time for ARM

Holidays are getting more and more frustrating.  I am about to OR already LOST and confused a lot!!! Mann, I need a break… Though recently I had a one and a half week break, still!!! So What,  I need another one, Afterall I am a fun loving guy.. Ummmm…, This post is for those people who […]

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Getting more into Embedded Linux : 1st part

Getting more into Embedded Linux : 1st part

So, in the previous posts we got introduced with the Embedded Linux.. From now onwards, we will be learning the real stuff.  I am assuming that you people are THRU  with the Pre-requisites  I mentioned in the previous post (at least fair knowledge of linux and C).  We will be taking a real example so as […]

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Installing softwares on Linux platforms!

Installing softwares on Linux platforms!

So, In this post I am gonna share with you the stepts to be taken to install any software on Linux.  Most of the time we use these steps only for general distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, etc. Though most of the distributions have a Package Manager like that of YUM, apt-get, aptitude, Synaptic etc…But I […]

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Learning, mini2440 & Beaglebone !

Learning, mini2440 & Beaglebone !

The (this *) section is dedicated to the introduction to  Single Board Computers and these are my Mini2440 and Beaglebone. –>So, lets first talk about Mini2440.. As the manufacturer says,  FriendlyARM Mini 2440 SBC is a Single-Board Computer with 400 MHz Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 processor. The board measures 100 x 100 mm, ideal for learning […]

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