How NOT TO import a Drone to India

2 minutes read Planning to import a drone to India?? Get ready to rumble then, because even after so many announcements and coming up of new sites to make the process online and streamlined, it still isn’t! In this article I’d be detailing my experience till now, while trying to clear a single DJI Tell Drone from Indian…

Getting started with ML Platform on Alibaba Cloud

3 minutes read I’ve been working with and advocating with Cloud Services for a long time now. Starting with Google Cloud platform way back in late 2017 and Amazon Web Services in the mid 2018’s, the late 2018 saw me take on a new Cloud Service that finally opened it’s data center just a few month back in…

Beyond Sensing – Developing UP Squared based Computer Vision Projects – I

3 minutes read Introduction UP Squared (UP2) board is the latest in the line of IoT Hardware offerings from Intel. With a preloaded Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS running on a x86 Apollo Platform, support for more than a thousand sensors via the API’s provided by Intel MRAA and UPM libraries, and native integration with Arduino Create to ensure…

Getting started with Intel’s Movidius Stick

2 minutes read 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

3 minutes read 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

4 minutes read 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

3 minutes read 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

2 minutes read 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

3 minutes read 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

1 minute read 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  …