Getting started with Intel’s Movidius Stick

INTRODUCTION I got my hands on an Intel NCS (Neural Compute Stick) some weeks back and had been experiencing issues while trying to install and run the SDK. I decided to do this over the weekend, assuming it might take an entire day to actually making it run. Luckily, I was done with the setup…

Journey to Stockholm – The TL;DR Version

I was elated when I found out, during the last week of April, that the team I was mentoring (Team TL;DR, an abbreviation for Too Long Didn’t Read) had made it to the final 4 in the world, and would be representing India at the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018. The months of effort leading up…

Amazon’s Echo Dot vs Google’s Home Mini – Initial Impression

In this blog post, I’d be reviewing the Echo Dot and talking about Home Mini’s initial impression. OVERVIEW I purchased the 2nd Generation Echo Dot last year in November from US, and after receiving it was ecstatic to try it out. Unfortunately, Amazon was stringent enough to actually ensure that only the countries in which…

Zephyr on tinyTILE – Part 1

INTRODUCING ZEPHYR:   The Zephyr OS is based on a small-footprint kernel designed for use on resource-constrained systems: from simple embedded environmental sensors and LED wearables to sophisticated smart watches and IoT wireless gateways.You can build your innovative projects for smart cities, smart home, and even more cool use cases – simpler and easier with…

Getting started with tinyTILE

tinyTILE is a miniaturized adaptation of the Arduino/Genuino 101 board, measuring approx 35 x 26mm. It is based on the Intel Curie, which is a tiny hardware product offering design flexibility. The complete low-power solution comes with compute, motion sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), battery charging capabilities, and pattern matching capabilities for optimized analysis of…

Air Quality System using LinkIt ONE

Half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 per cent of the world’s people will be urban dwellers. Urban growth is most rapid in the developing world, where cities gain an average of 5 million residents every month. The exploding urban population growth creates unprecedented challenges, with one of the…

Virtual Tabla powered by Intel Galileo

This how-to demonstrates the basic wiring of creating a virtual tabla that will produce sound whenever you hover your hand above the surface of the Tabla. This project will illustrate how to create a Tabla based Galileo powered project, but can be replicated for a drum or drum set as well.   I. HARDWARE  …

Room Temperature Detection with Galileo Gen 1 and Grove Kit.

Intel Galileo is the first in a line of Arduino-certified development boards based on Intel x86 architecture and is designed for the maker and education communities.” The GROVE Starter Kit of GROVE System is a modular, safe and easy to use group of items that allow you to minimize the effort required to get started…

Quadcopter Using KK 2.15 Module

For a drone to fly autonomously, all the necessary sensors, processing power, and communication chips must be built-in. While that may not seem like much, it actually eliminates a lot of currently existing commercial civilian drones available to the general public.   Step 1: Materials Used Hardware Items: Quadcopter Frame (Preferrably one which has a…