webradio_arduino

Arduino webradio circuit

Bill Serasidis posted in his website a really nice arduino webradio circuit, which actually connects to winamp.com for fetching the data and decodes the stream through a vs1053b module. From the schematic I can see that is not too complicate to build and I really like

ESP8266

ESP8266 The cheapest WiFi module for your Arduino

The last few weeks there is a lot of buzz around a new module which gives WiFi access to your Arduino controller via serial port. the name of it is ESP8266 and its main advantage is the very low price. Less than 3$ dollars. Comparing that

bluetooth_truck10

Add bluetooth control to a toy truck

Adding Bluetooth control is not a difficult task these days. Its really inexpensive too. The main component in this small project is the bluetooth module HC-05 that you can get it shipped from eBay for less than 5 us dollars. My son had a small toy

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Intro to Asp.NET MVC and Bootstrap

If you are in your first steps as a developer and you decided to take the .Net MVC path then you need to check these two video tutorials from the MS guys Jon Galloway and Christopher Harrison. Its a smooth introduction to these popular technologies

Intel Galileo Windows OS

Install Windows on Intel Galileo

Really good news this time from intel and microsoft. The first one just released a UEFI firmware for Intel Galileo board first gen which now makes possible to install windows on it instead of linux. Few days ago we learned that this custom non-commercial version

Sharks-Board-Microsoft

Sharks Cove by Microsoft

Sharks Cove is Microsoft’s attempt to enter into the very competitive market of hardware for developers/students/makers/hackers. As you already know Raspberry Pi and Arduino are the major players. The main reason is the very low buying price and the not so steep learning curve. So

amd_kabini

Supercharged AMD Athlon 5350

So many years passed since my last attempt to defend my overclocker title that I can’t even count them. Ahhh so many memories, so much passion for getting better benchmark numbers than anybody else… And then family,responsibilities,lack of free time came to my life and

Arduino_Workshop_book

Books I’ve read in 2nd quarter of 2014

In the second quarter I didnt spend as much time as I wanted in reading books mostly because I found some really nice video training courses. Video courses is hot at the moment and every day “virtual teachers” popping up. Some of them are great,