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BBC micro:bit Robot Controlled with Swipe Gestures on Android Phone

Introduction The Micro Bit also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylised as micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education. In my previous tutorial I showed how to read temperature with a purpose written app in App Inventor for Android phone that connects to … Continue reading

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Remote Reading of Temperature with BBC micro:bit and Bluetooth Low Energy BLE

Introduction The Micro Bit also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylised as micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Each order contains just the micro:bit board. … Continue reading

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Writing a Playbook App for Blockly, a Google’s Visual Programming Language

Introduction Writing a Playbook App is an interesting proposition as BlackBerry’s WebWorks makes it so easy.  Currently the runtime for BlackBerry WebWorks on the BlackBerry smartphones is based on Java while that for the BlackBerry PlayBook is based on Adobe AIR. … Continue reading

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Remote Viewing with NI LabVIEW, Digilent UNO32 and Basic I/O Shield

Introduction NI LabVIEW and chipKIT Digilent UNO32 are powerful tools that offer enormous potentialities. Remote monitoring and webserver capabilites of LabVIEW  further enhance our projects. It has been shown here in this blog that NI LabVIEW can be easily connected to … Continue reading

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LabVIEW and VISA interface, with chipKIT Digilent UNO32 and Basic I/O Shield

Introduction NI LabVIEW can communicate with external devices such as microcontrollers through VISA a standard I/O language for instrumentation programming. LabVIEW ties the creation of user interfaces (called Front Panels) into the development cycle. A key feature of LabVIEW over other development … Continue reading

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LabVIEW Interface for chipKIT Digilent UNO32 Development Board

Introduction The chipKIT development platform with prototyping-friendly 32-bit MCU packages (based on PIC32 microcontrollers) from Microchip is an open-source hardware and software solution intended for beginners and users with little or no knowledge of embedded controllers wanting to explore embedded applications. … Continue reading

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Writing a “Resistor Code” App for Blackberry Smartphones

Introduction I have shown in my previous post Writing a “Resistor Code” App for Blackberry Playbook that it is quite easy to design apps for Playbook. That said, it is quite easy also to design apps for Blackberry smartphones, with … Continue reading

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Writing a “Resistor Code” App for Blackberry Playbook

The PlayBook, as it is known Blackberry’s tablet,  is the first device to run Blackberry Tablet OS, based on QNX Neutrino, and runs apps developed using Adobe AIR. It was later announced that the Blackberry Tablet OS would be merged with the existing Blackberry OS to produce a … Continue reading

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Write a Drawing App “myArtwork” for Blackberry with Social Network Sharing Capability

Introduction: With Mobile Processingg one can write J2ME apps that work in Blackberry phones. Sometime ago, I compiled a simple code that I found on the web that without any changes works perfectly in my Blackberry Bold 9900. The compiled app … Continue reading

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Designing, Simulating and Implementing a Simple Car Alarm on a Xilinx FPGA – Part II

Objectives Implement a simple car alarm on a Xilinx Spartan 3 Starter kit board from Digilent, using the VHDL code exported from Multisim 12.0 in our first part of this tutorial, In this second part we will implement and test … Continue reading

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