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Bread Board Tips and Tricks: Beginner to Proficient(Incomplete!!)

## NOTE: This tutorial is still incomplete however we would like your Thoughts to flow In and help us out We have all used breadboards, or those who plan to jump into the fascinating world of electronics need to know … Continue reading

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MSP430 with FRAM: Break Through in Microcontroller World

We received an Astounding news that TI has been successful able to combine FRAM Technology into one of the world Lowest power microcontroller MSP430. We knew about the verifiability of FRAM earlier but combining it with the Microcontrollers adds a whole new dimension to it. Source: TI Website … Continue reading

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LM3914 based voltage measurement

We were trying to investigate a simple way to make a representative LED output from a given input voltage. Basically this was intended to be a quick checker for the Battery we use in the Offline Inverters. We found that LM3914 was a low part count Bar … 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: Hackaday.com This implementation … Continue reading

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Art of Reverse Embedded Engineering: 27C3 Chaos Communications Congress

We came across the proceedings of the 27C3 Chaos Communications Congress held at Berlin Germany; which can easily be considered at the heaven for the Hackers. Innovators Nathan Fain and Vadik presented their topic JTAG/Serial/FLASH/PCB Embedded Reverse Engineering Tools and Techniques.http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/8Unisnu-cNo?fs=1&hl=en_USIts of for-most importance to … Continue reading

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File Restore for NTFS & FAT

We recently came across an utility FreeUndelete from Office Recovery.com to recover the files on NTFS and FAT partitions. This is available for Free as personal use. FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of … Continue reading

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Geek Visiting Card – In Style

We came across Frank’s innovation in making his own Business card using a ATtiny85 microcontroller running the AVR bit-bang V-USB stack. When the Caps lock key is pressed thrice then this card prints out the complete contact information on Notepad. … Continue reading

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Testing What you Manufacture: The Pogo Pin Guide

There was a nice tutorial by Lady Ada on the Website. This demonstrates how to make test jigs for the Porto or Manufactured PCBs. This site contains most of the explicit instructions on how to make your own jigs using … Continue reading

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Save the Pen Drive from Infection (a.k.a USB Storage Protection)

Recently I found a trick to make my Pen Drives safe. This was to say that if you connect to an Infected PC you may be spared by warnings only. In fact as per study the majority of people who … Continue reading

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Good FET: An Open Source MSP430 Debugger and Loader

GoodFET is am open source project to create the replica of the MSP430 USB FET tool from TI. Using an MSP430F2274 and FT232. The primary goal was an improved version of the FET with additional Features. Now this tool is … Continue reading

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