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Unboxing TI MSP-EXP430FR5739

While browsing www.hackaday.com I came across TI deal giving 50% off along with free shipping for their TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter’s Board. At $14, this board is a steal for budding hobbist like me in India. So I decided to try my luck and … Continue reading

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Decoding A Ultrasonic Parking Sensor

This post I am going to explain how I went about decoding / hacking a COTS Ultrasonic Car Parking Sensor. This project idea primarily stemmed out of sheer curiosity after reading a similar post at MP3Car.com. The the original hack … Continue reading

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How to read a rotary encoder using a PIC 18F45K20 using CCS Compiler

This is  short blog on reading a Rotary Encoder using a PIC microcontroller and CCS compiler Hardware : Rotary Encoder PICkit™ 3 Debug Express PIC18F45K20 USB -TTL board for RS232 connectivity Connections: Rotary encoder  – MCU Pin A and Pin … Continue reading

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DIY Internet Radio

Background: Being an electrical engineer who tries to dabble around with electronics and computers, this particular build or rather mod is one which has seen light of the day as a functioning device. As most of my builds get re-utilized … Continue reading

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PHP Code Sample : Convert GPS / NMEA Lat Long to Decimal Degrees

This piece of code converts NMEA/GPS Lat -Long to Decimal Degrees. Code comments are self explanatory. The code is not graceful, but it works. function degree2decimal($deg_coord){ //reference http://www.directionsmag.com/site/latlong-converter //GPS/NMEA fixes are in Degree Minutes.m format //for Google maps we need … Continue reading

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