Category Archives: LINUX

Android on X86: We have Google’s Power

We were overjoyed to hear that Intel x86 can now run Android. That would mean the Host and Targets can some day have the same platform for development. This is Great news!! Here is the link to the Project page: … Continue reading

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ExpEYES: Open Source Initiative to Physics learning through Experiments

We came across an astounding development made by our Bharteya(Indian) Students at Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi. This project is call the ExpEYES and is targeted to help students in universities and school to perform Science Experiments, Projects and Demonstration of concepts. The design … Continue reading

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AVR Programmer ISP: STK200 using Old PC Hard Disk PATA port

We found this awesome cheap technique to convert you PC Hard Disk port into Parallel Port and then use it as STK200 for programming AVR. This is made possible in Linux – well the hacker’s friend. Courtesy: This implementation … Continue reading

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Sintel: Open Source Wonder Movie

Got to watch this: “Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations … Continue reading

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Fritzing:From Protype to Production on Breadboard !!

Fritzing is an open source design tool for Bread Boards, Arduino’s and lots of other hobbyist kits.Its not only easy to learn but quite intuitive. It has both features of the Schematics Capture, Bread Board or Vero Board Design and PCB. That makes it a … Continue reading

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DIY USB to Serial Converter

Recently I discovered that the Nokia Cable used for the communication and syncing the Nokia phones contains a FT232 like IC. You can buy the Data cables DKU-5 or CA-42 cables. The trick is to use a Nokia cell phone data cable based on … Continue reading

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How can I add fonts to OpenOffice in linux?

Exit OpenOffice and then run the spadmin program (located in your directory) and click on the “Fonts” button. To do this: Go to the Terminal window and change directory to “/usr/lib/openoffice/program”[for Ubuntu 9.10] or search for “spadmin” script file. Run … Continue reading

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