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.

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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 -

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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