Office IoT with Cypress Analog PSOC, Projects

PSOC Office Monitor and Control

The Problem Statement Like many people, I work in a room with a workbench, lights, fans, Air-Conditioning and bench test equipment etc. During work hours I have a habit of taking trips away from the bench for a multitude of reasons which includes visits to the little boy’s room, taking personal phones calls, 15 minutes… Continue reading PSOC Office Monitor and Control

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Raspberry Pi, Tutorials & Guides

Blinking an LED on the Raspberry Pi

Introduction The Raspberry Pi offers an array of general purpose Input-Output pins(GPIOs) which enables software running on the Linux computer to sense events in the physical world as well as effect it in very simple ways. A software program can be used to read a switch or even a sensor connected to the GPIOs in… Continue reading Blinking an LED on the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Rover
Projects, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Robots

[RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 2 – Starting Python

Introduction In the last post, I described the hardware part for our robot which uses the Seeed Studios GrovePi+ since I am yet to receive my kit. In this post, I talk about the software part and making the robot move. Lets see what we can do. Setting up the RPi I have already mentioned… Continue reading [RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 2 – Starting Python

Projects, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Robots

[RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 1 – The chassis

Introduction I have experimented with Raspberry Pi Robots in the past but I wanted to make a generic Robot that you can use practically. This series is about making a Robot using scrap and as many things as you can find in the house and then make it useful and solve a problem. In this… Continue reading [RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 1 – The chassis

Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

Seeedstudios Groove Pi+ Pre-Review Part 1

Introduction SeeedStudios has their own system of prototyping hardward called Grove which uses four pin connectors to connect sensors, actuators and subsystems together to a central controller which can be arduino based or MSP430 based. Recently, they have introduced an interface to the Rapberry Pi called the grovepi+ which is a Raspberry Pi Hat with… Continue reading Seeedstudios Groove Pi+ Pre-Review Part 1

Minion Bot
Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-2

Prelude My previous post was a textual summary of work done and I just could not shrink it more. In this post I continue by providing demo videos for the project. I try to explain the working and internals without actually tearing down the modules. For that most of my posts in the past have… Continue reading Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-2

8051 & Derivatives, Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

EnOcean Programming: Blinking LED on the TCM330

Introduction My quadcopter was supposed to take first flight this weekend but since it is now a 'minion battle royale', I thought I would kick it up a notch. Batman was abducted from my workbench and now Pikachu is sitting there alone. I thought Minion Dave would make an excellent addition and hence I am… Continue reading EnOcean Programming: Blinking LED on the TCM330

Development Kits, Embedded Products, Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects, Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

Introduction I am waiting for my stuff to get delivered which are basically parts and parts. One of features of my design is that the raspberry pi center piece is portable, ie it can be moved from one location of the house to the other. For this I needed to add a battery backup which… Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope