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

Objectives Design and simulate a simple car alarm on NI Multism 12.0 and implement on a Xilinx FPGA Spartan 3 Starter kit board from Digilent. This is a two parts post. In this part we will design a logic circuit … Continue reading

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BlueTerm app for most Android devices

Introduction Having “hacked” into BlueTerm source code to make it work with my HTC clone,  known as A3 Star (HD2 T8585 clone), I thought why not make the mod in order that BlueTerm will function in most Android devices with … Continue reading

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Overcoming Android bluetooth “blues” with Reflection method

Introduction It is an Android problem: bluetooth does not function in a satisfactory manner. Having recently  started to “hack” into Android devices, and learning while doing, I was immediately confronted with the real world of something that does not fully … Continue reading

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Android controlled robot via bluetooth

Introduction Having recently bought an Android phone, I thought it would be a nice endeavour to control a robot with such a device. Android being open-source, attracts a large following, and hence there are many different ready-made solutions that can … Continue reading

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Access Control with RFID Tags

Introduction It is quite easy to read IDs of RFID tags, using Parallax’s serial or USB RFID card reader. If you have two RFID cards at least, and of course Parallax RFID reader, you can set up, without hassle, the … Continue reading

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Bluemote – remote control of a 8051 robot with bluetooth

About the author: Pedro Vicente, 21 years old,  is a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at Institutto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. During the Summer of 2010 spent a month at ALIATRON as a trainee, when among other projects did … Continue reading

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Controlling a robot with bluetooth-enabled cell phone

Tested on Nokia N97 and Blackberry Bold 9700. Introduction After having recently designed a virtual gamepad to control a robot, making use of a serial bluetooth device, I thought why not do the same with a cell phone. My Nokia N97 … Continue reading

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Bluemote – A Virtual Gamepad for Bluetooth Control of a Robot

This application was born after a student trainee, Pedro Vicente, spent his Summer at my company Aliatron and did a technical project with a 8051-based robot “Robo-51” from Inex . Pedro has already published here in this blog, his work that is based on … Continue reading

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Coding in PHP a Hijri-Gregorian Calendar

Why a Hijri-Gregorian calendar: Muslims follow a lunar calendar, named Hijri calendar. Hijra means “migration” in arabic. The muslim lunar calendar starts with the migration of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, from Mecca to Medina. The actual muslim hijri … Continue reading

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