Android Bluetooth controlled robot – Part 1

November 1, 2010

Learn to connect a bluetooth module to an ATMega micro controller via the UART serial interface and even further, discover it using a bluetooth enabled Android phone. The 9600bps serial link established, can than be used to exchange data: read sensors or control the robot.


Apache won’t start – Skype to blame!

August 10, 2010

Skype opens the TCP port 80 for unknown purposes. It doesn’t ask for user’s permission. This “feature” however creates problems when running legitimate software like an apache server. Think twice when installing “bells and whistles” software like Skype, Messengers, and others.


Apple iPhone 3G – introduction

September 13, 2009

This article shows a few basic things:
– How to connect your iPhone to your desktop PC and how to update the iPhone firmware
– How to downgrade the iPhone 3G from 3.1 to 3.0
– How to activate the iPhone 3G 3.0 (jailbreak)
– View iPhone filesystem in total commander
– Do screen captures of your iPhone 3G


Perseus 3 Advanced Robot (using Windows Mobile)

September 12, 2009

Perseus 3, a 4×4 advanced robot featuring an Atmega8 for sensor interfacing and motor control, and a I-mate SP5 smartphone (200MHz) running Windows Mobile 6.0 as robot’s brain. Small weight, powerful trust, and lots of features including WLAN, Bluetooth, Camera, Speaker, Phone-interface (GPRS, 3G), Microphone (for voice commands) and more.