Friday, June 13, 2014

Next batch of Robotics and Embedded System Design course

Next weekend batch of Foundations of Robotics and Embedded System Design (FRESD) training course is scheduled to start on 14th June 2014.


Every participant gets a FREE 8051 Microcontroller based hardware kit worth Rs. 2000.

Details of the hardware kit -

Syllabus link -

Contact us for more details on fees and registration @ +91-98407-84107. You can also email us at

Hurry up as classes start on 14th June.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New batch for C & C++ programming for students

Want to learn C & C++ programming that will help you in doing your college projects and also prepare you for your C written tests/interviews? Then join this course that will teach you C from scratch level and make you job-ready for C and C++ programmer jobs.

Next batch starts on June 16, 2014.

Weekday classes - Best suited for Engg. college students on vacation. 

If you are interested in evening classes or weekend batch, we can arrange it.

Full syllabus link -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Presentation on Introduction to GNU/Linux

Sharing my presentation slides on Introduction to GNU/Linux. This would be useful for Windows users who are starting to learn GNU/Linux or even UNIX. The basic ideas and concepts remain same in GNU/Linux and UNIX. Click here to see the presentation.

The presentation can be downloaded. Search for the Save icon on top of the presentation. 

Do share this forward to your friends if you feel that they will benefit from this presentation.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seminar on Embedded Systems and Robotics at ASCET, Gudur, Andhra Pradesh

On March 26, 2014, I delivered two sessions of my seminar "Embedded Systems and Robotics using 8-bit and 32-bit Microcontrollers". Each session had an audience of about 200 students of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) stream of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program. These were all either 3rd year or 4th year students.

The seminar started with a discussion on what are Embedded Systems and where we can find them in our daily life. 

After that a brief analysis of generic Embedded Systems and their application areas was presented. After this a brief introduction to Robotics was given.

A demo of an simple obstruction sensing robot was given. This robot detects obstructions closer than 50 cm or less. If the robot detects an obstruction it stops, reverses for some time and then turns left while going forward and starts looking for the next obstruction.

The demo was followed by an explanation of the robot's components and its working.

Then the most interesting section, How to learn Embedded Systems was delivered. This section covered both Hardware and Software areas of learning.

This was followed by a brief introduction of 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers and their advantages & disadvantages. The seminar concluded with a discussion on skills and knowledge that Embedded Systems industry is looking for in its future employees.

The second and final demo was of the HID USB Mouse implemented using ARM9 based NXP2148 microcontroller. Here's a link to the video of the HID-Mouse. 

About the college - ASCET is part of the Audisankara Group of Institutions, Gudur, that has many colleges and around 8000 students in its rolls. Their website -

If you are interested in organizing such seminars in your college, contact us.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Embedded Linux and Device Driver Training Course starting in March 2014

Next batch of Embedded Linux and Linux Device Driver training course is scheduled to start in month of March 2014. This training is very effective for those developers who are working in Linux and C development and want to learn higher skills in the same area. 

Designed for working professionals - Working professionals who need a change in job level should join this course. Morning classes on weekdays, before office hours.

Comprehensive - Course duration is 150 hours of theory and hands-on sessions.

Syllabus link -

Course fees is Rs. 30000/person, payable in installments.

Contact us for more details @ +91 98407 84107 or email at

Monday, February 17, 2014

Announcing next batch for Foundations of Embedded System Design course

I am starting a new batch for Embedded Systems Design training. It will start in March 2014. This is going to be weekend-only batch.

The syllabus includes C refresher, 8051 microcontroller architecture, Assembly programming and Embedded C programming. Interfacing 8051 with LEDs, 7-segment LEDs, LCD, DC Motor, and ADC will be covered. The program ends with a mini-project that will be designed and implemented completely by the trainees with my guidance. Stress in the entire training would be on the trainees learning to do everything on their own, instead of running existing codes.

Course fees is Rs. 15000/person, inclusive of a 8051 Microcontroller based development board worth Rs. 2000. Details of the hardware kit

Training content and syllabus is available -

More details can be found on my webpage,

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Mini Project: ZigBee based Wireless Temperature Sensor + Data Logger

Posting after a long long time. Hopefully this time the gaps will be lesser.

I had to give a guest lecture to 3rd and final year students of EEE stream in MNM Jain Engineering College on July 3, 2013. Normally I just give a lecture and share my thoughts about Embedded Systems. This time I wanted to show them a demo of a project that evolves from a simple idea to a standalone product, or even a system. 

So I decided to take the example of Digital Thermometer based on 8051, which is a simple project for beginners to Embedded System development.

A small project on converting a simple digital thermometer into a wireless temperature sensor node. The temperature sensor is converted into a wireless node by interfacing the MCU's UART to a ZigBee node. The companion ZigBee node is connected to an ARM Cortex M3 based board's UART that receives the temperature data and sends it to the data logger (the laptop here) through another UART port

Here's the demo video of the Wireless Temperature Sensor

This is just a proof of concept. Adding more wireless nodes with additional features can convert this into a wireless network to manage a building or factory or such large areas.

Slides of my lecture on the project prototype are here:

If you have any questions or queries, do contact me on my email.