Author Archives: Ishan Karve

Ishan Karve

About Ishan Karve

Ishan Karve is just an every day normal guy next door who happens to be an Electronics Engineer by profession and dabbles with PHP, Javascript, C++ and python. His interests vary as seasons change.. they change from astronomy to soul searching. This site is just a reflection of what he does to keep his mind engaged when he is not occupied by work and family. He is an extremely objective guy and is always ready for some good arguments.. of course over a glass of 40% proof alcohol.

Linux bash script client for 24Online

This script emulates HTTP client login for 24Online broadband billing gateway. You can download the script here scriptRoam. The script uses curl and hence curl is required to be installed on your linux box.  I have not tested the script on … Continue reading

Posted in BASH, DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Peek inside a Volkswagen Ad Thingie

Volkswagen and Indian newspaper Times of India never fail to surprise Indian readers with their advertisement campaigns. When they launched the Vento, the newspaper played their jingle when the reader opened the page, this was followed by a metallic print … Continue reading

Posted in Default | Tagged | 5 Comments

Fun with Crossplexing – Adventure with AS1130 (Ideating)

Current Status:  Ideating, visualising and day dreaming while the samples arrive. 27 Jul 2012: Today while browsing the net in search of LED driver, I came across an interesting IC from austriamicrosystems AS1130. The chip is a 132-LED Cross-Plexing Driver with scrolling … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Electronics, Projects | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

16×8 LED Word Clock – (Almost Complete)

Nothing novel, another project.. 16X8 LED Word Clock… The LED panel is composed of 8 individual panels of 4×4 LEDs. Each group of 4 such panels will be controlled by a MAX7219. Here are the schematics and board layouts of … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Arduino, DIY, Electronics, Programming, Projects | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Illustrated guide to interfacing Maxim OneWire (1-Wire) devices DS18B20 on TI Launchpad MSP-EXP430G2

Maxims proprietary one wire devices have been popular with hobbyist for a long time.  The small and incredibly accurate (for hobbist) DS18B20 and DS18S20 series of temperature sensors from this family of devices have been used on many platforms. I too have … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Electronics, MSP-GCC, MSP430 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments