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Android Wear and the Asus ZenWatch 3

Connected sports watches are poor smartwatches I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to get a smartwatch for a pretty long time now. As years went by, I got increasingly tired of missing calls and messages just because I didn’t

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Programming the Arduino with Atmel Studio

Arduino is easy and simple, but comes with limitations In my previous post I described why I choose Arduino as the platform for my thesis in electrical engineering. The Arduino is a great introduction to electronics, but there’s a lot

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Displaying Voltage on LCD with Arduino

Measuring the voltage of a single Li-Ion cell is the basis of any battery management system (BMS), like the one we’re designing for the school’s electric go-kart. This being our thesis – we are a team of three students of

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Low-Level GPIO Programming of Raspberry Pi 2 in C

The most interesting thing about the Raspberry Pi is programming it’s pins to do something practically useful. As a student of electrical engineering, I’m going to write my thesis in the coming two final semesters about battery cell balancing. To

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TaoTronics TT-BH07 and Sony SBH20 Bluetooth Headset Review

Listening to podcasts, music, YouTube and using Skype on my phone is something I do almost daily. I’ve always been using wired headsets that came with the devices I had, but with time, having to bother with wires became rather

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Sorting Algorithm in C

Sorting characters and numbers is a basic task and writing your own function for that is a great way to learn programming. Also, as far as I know, there’s no such functions included in standard C libraries, so you have

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Password Evaluation Algorithm in C

Have you ever wondered, how websites and applications check if your password contains the required characters? They do it by using algorithms and in this post I’d like to show you an example I’ve written in C. If you learn

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Continuing For Loop in C

Recently I’ve been concentrating on learning C instead of C# for a number of reasons. First, C is the grandpa of many other languages like C#, Java, Python and PHP. Second, despite of its age, C is still one of the

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Resize Windows VM’s Virtual Disk in CentOS 7 KVM

In the past weeks, I’ve been playing with KVM (Kernel Based Virtual Machine) virtualization on my CentOS 7 box. I installed a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core instance with only 10 GB of virtual storage. Later I decided that

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Troubleshoot Refused VNC Connection in CentOS 7

The other day I connected to my CentOS 7 computer from Windows via RealVNC Viewer. Everything went fine, but after I left the machines unattended for a short time, the connection froze to the point that I had to shut

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