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Old 4th March 2010, 10:32   #16
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Talking Calling Embedded system enthusiast/ Hobbyist

Hello people,

Any microcontroller embedded system hobbyist here? Please post the pics /details of your hobby projects here

After 5 boring years at software industry, I have started reading about microcontroller for time pass again!
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Thanks Rehaan for merging the posts.

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Few things i did do...
- Interfaced the microcontroller + sensors to Macromedia/Adobe Flash via serial port
- Built little car (RC car hack) that would drive around and shoot silly string
- Built a "wold time" clock which changes time on the LCD as you rotate the globe
- Built a 5 or 6 servo arm that could remember/record its motion as you moved it, and then playback/repeat those motions (fairly primitive prototype)
very interesting projects dude.

I have just started to build a GPS/GSM based vehicle tracking system for timepass

hope my busy office schedule will allow me to continue with the project
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Old 14th May 2010, 18:44   #18
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guys,

Any one has ordered parts from digikey.com in india! They advised 40 USD is shipping charge! is that all or is there any other cost involved like taxes or custome duty on same?
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guys,

Any one has ordered parts from digikey.com in india! They advised 40 USD is shipping charge! is that all or is there any other cost involved like taxes or custome duty on same?
why don't you try www.farnell.in or Welcome to RS Online ? they are far more reasonable than digikey, unless it is some obscure stuff your looking for.

For regular stuff like capacitors,resistors, transistors and non-exotic ICs - SP road bangalore would suffice

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I am looking for bluetooth to serial module CB-OEMSPA311I-04.

http://www.connectblue.com/products/...ules/oemspa310

i have found a dealer in Bangalore who is selling same for 2570 INR + 5% tax. But minimum quantity mentioned is 5.

i just need Two for prototyping. i could not find this module in SP road! its available in digikey site for 32 USD but shipping charge is 40 USD

If any one know if its available in single quantity in Bangalore, please let me know. or if any one wants to buy same, we can buy together from above mentioned dealer for 2.7K INR

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I have just started to build a GPS/GSM based vehicle tracking system for timepass
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Sounds cool.
The "timepass" projects are the best!
Planning any special/unique features?

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Any one has ordered parts from digikey.com in india! They advised 40 USD is shipping charge! is that all or is there any other cost involved like taxes or custome duty on same?
Do you know anyone in the states?
I'm assuming you'll be buying small quantities / small stuff. Perhaps get it shipped cheap to the person you know in the states and then ask then to mail it to you (~$5-12).

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Sounds cool.
The "timepass" projects are the best!
Planning any special/unique features?
thinking off what to do. want to develop with a basic SMS based tracking then to real time GPRS based tracking. these kind of things are availabe in maket but doing it as DYI feels great. any innovative ideas suggestions are welcome. Got a GPS last week. need to get the GSM modem next week.

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Do you know anyone in the states?
I'm assuming you'll be buying small quantities / small stuff. Perhaps get it shipped cheap to the person you know in the states and then ask then to mail it to you (~$5-12).
Thanks Rehaan. Currently i dont know any one in US . Will check out
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...any innovative ideas suggestions are welcome....
Two ideas i have (though probably more suited to mobile than "car specific")

1) GPS triggered to-do lists.
- Add a task
- Set a geographic area trigger for that task (a point + radius)
eg. When you're within 1km radius of that store that has X item you don't get anywhere else it pops up a notification suggesting you go pick it up.

2) Location triggered SMS / Call
- Useful for carpooling etc
- Set a waypoint, that when crossed between X & Y time sends an SMS to a predefined number
eg. Everytime you pass a point on X Road on the way home it SMSs your wife saying "Auto-message: I just passed xyz place, pick you up in 2mins. come downstairs."

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These guys are located at Lamington Rd in Mumbai.

They have a very wide selection of some really cool robotics and hobby stuff. Unfortunately their website is no really well updated or maintained.

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This app is AWESOME and makes setting up a basic project super simple!



Works with a ton of different Arduinos, RPi, Particle (Spark) Core, Photon, etc etc etc


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