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Removal of old Serial Port entries and COM port Re-assignment in Windows

Many time we have see that we are stuck with some odd serial port Numbers such as COM58, COM86 and all. We were bugged up with this issue as we have several Bluetooth dongles and each creates it own set … Continue reading

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Remove Trace of USB Devices plugged into a PC

We found a little piece of software that could help to remove the trace of USB devices such as Pen Drives, Flash Disks, or your custom hardware. We were trying to check the USB driver installation of one of our … Continue reading

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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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Audioino: Arduino programmable via sound card

Here’s a unique way to program an Arduino chip: using your computer’s sound card! Chris from the hobby-roboter forum provides the details on this amazing hack in his forum post.The process simply requires the Atmega168 to be programmed with Chris’ special audio … Continue reading

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MinGW: Made Easier

We had initially covered a tutorial to Install MinGW environment. Now the installation has become even easier with the Automated MinGW Installer . This is a single executable file that needs to be downloaded and it would take you through … Continue reading

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MSP430 JTAG & Spy-By-Wire Connections

Some time people mistake the connections for the common MSP430 debug interfaces. Specifically in our new board we ran into some issues. So here are some pictures to help you. Spy-By-Wire Connection Jtag Connection Hope that this would help.

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Wiring Pen: For next gen in DIY prototyping

We came across ELM chaN’s website and wondered at how soldering can be an Art. Source: ELM chaN Website In hopes to be able to make this possible, we read through the entire tutorial on Wiring Pen & how UEW … 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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Excel Sheet Password Protection

Here is the procedure to Protect a Excel Sheet from Opening & Modifications in MS Office 2003.Step1: Go to:  Tool Bar Menu “Tools”  ==> Select the Item “Options…”Step2: Select the “Security” Tab Picture of the Excel Sheet Options Window Step3: … Continue reading

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MSP430 Launch Pad Empowered by Arduino Style

We found some support Libraries being wrote for the MSP430 Launch Pad to support Arduino Style Coding. This library was developed by Chris Hulbert to be compiled on CCS or IAR for MSP430 and is available on gitHub.This library provides … Continue reading

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