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    GitHub Repo creation via CLI

    I am so excited after creating my first repository on github and successfully adding some test files to it from my local machine! But due to my limited internet connection, I stumbled upon some diffulties. It took me a lot of time and effort, and there were actually a few... [Read More]

    The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

    While browsing around the Interweb I found a little python poem - Words to-live-by in this world of Pythoning/Pythonian/Pythonization/Pythology or whatever its called. >>> import this The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit. Simple is better than complex. Complex is... [Read More]
    Tags: python

    Guide to Installing and Running MiniDLNA on an Ubuntu Server

    I have recently been experimenting with running MiniDLNA on a headless Ubuntu Server. I have written this guide to hopefully take some of the pain out of installing and configuring an amazing program. "minidlna - lightweight DLNA/UPnP-AV server targeted at embedded systems" [sourcecode] sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo... [Read More]

    Android WebView App (to Apache server)

    Yippyyyy!!! Just successfully created my first Android App. So I have been playing around recently with modifications, improvements and configurations on my current project - "Smart Home using Raspberry Pi & Android with Voice Recognition." I have been thinking of implementing a simple Android application which directly opens up URL,... [Read More]

    Smart Doorbell using RPi with voice and email notification.

    Part of my project involves having a doorbell, I figured a simple doorbell whereby a visitor just presses a button and then it rings/ notify whoever is it the house, That's not really creative in my point of view. So I then decided why not have a doorbell that not... [Read More]

    RPi enabling I2C communication

    I have considered to use a combination of an Arduino Uno and RPi for my Home Automation Project. After vigorous research(Googling of cause) on how I am to interface the two, I came to a conclusion that using I2C was the best option as compared to using UART(which required Logic... [Read More]
    Tags: I2C I2C bus

    Arduino Quad Relays : Webserver

    Phase 3: Quad Relays controlled via/on webserver [sourcecode language="c"] /* 4 parallel Relayes and Arduino with Ethernet Shield */ #include <SPI.h> #include <Ethernet.h> int led = 2, led2 = 3, led3 = 5, led4 = 6; byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED }; //physical mac address... [Read More]

    Arduino Temp Monitor : Webserver

    Phase 2: Temperature monitoring logged on webserver. [sourcecode language="c"] /* Web Server A simple web server that shows the temperature using an Arduino Wiznet Ethernet shield. Parts list: 10k Thermistor Breadboard/Veroboard 10k resistor Arduino ( I use UNO) Arduino Wiznet Ethernet shield The Thermistor Circuit: AREF---+3.3V----Therm----A0(Arduino)----10k res---> Gnd Better Readings:... [Read More]

    Arduino Temp monitor : 16x2 LCD

    Phase 1:I have been procrastinating on creating a home automation system until I decided to dedicate a few of my hours to this project. I have decided to use an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi combination. The idea is to have the Arduino running all ADC calculations and sensors as... [Read More]
    Tags: LCD thermistor