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Flight

This picture is a classic example of a casual shot turning into something beautiful. The bird was perching on the railings in South Padre Birding centre. As I was composing the shot, Raji made a quick advance towards the bird. The bird just took off. Luckily, I pressed the shutter at the right moment to [...]

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The Action

So far I have bored you using jargons and humanizing the Internet of things. Now its time for some action! The video below shows what could be possibly done using a powerful yet miniature SoC.  I have got the dSLR’s live-stream broadcasted on a ad-hoc wireless network using the Panda.  Much to my surprise the [...]

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The Skin

Hmmm….As I had previously blogged in my previous post  the Brain, the Pandaboard came bare. During my debugging sessions, I found it inconvenient and delicate to handle the Pandaboard. I wanted to try out my love of the past 3-D printing and hence i decided to make the skin for the Pandaboard. After some two days hacking [...]

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The Workhorse

Before I blog about ‘The Soul’ – the operating system I am using to run the Pandaboard, I am going to spend my time in development work station aka The workhorse. Coming from a PC-Windows background, I spent numerous hours figuring out how to use Windows as the development workstation for the PandaBoard or any [...]

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The Brain

The growth of the Internet of Things can be attributed to two things – a shift in people’s mindset to use applications of the web as opposed to local applications, then the technological advancements in SoC (System on a Chip) a.k.a The Brain. So what are these SoCs? In broad terms they are nothing but [...]

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Internet of Things

I got deeply interested with the Internet of things (IOT) movement. For those who are new to that terminology it means anything and everything can be connected to the Internet. It is quite obvious that we are heading that direction. Samsung is going to make an Internet enabled Android Fridge (how is that!), we see almost everything [...]

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Carvings

A chariot or ‘ratham’ in Tamil was parked on a street near Meenakshi temple in Madurai, India. The base or pedestal of the chariot was as tall as an electric post would be. I was in awe when i saw the layers of carving covering the entire height of the pedestal. As it was quite [...]

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Tradition

This was during my trip to India in 2010. A memorable trip! not just for spending time with family but for the opportunity to get soaked in Indian Traditions. Speaking of Indian traditions this picture speaks a thousand words. A few that come to my mind instantly. First is ‘Pongal’ – a concoction of rice [...]

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Rustic

A rundown cabin behind the lodge caught my attention. The green fungal patches on the rooftop, greyed grained pathway, saturated yellow sills and foggy blue sky were refreshing to look at. This was taken in Seattle in 2009, almost three years ago. Looking at this image in my album, i was not only reminded of [...]

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Divine

Entrance Gopuram of Meenakshi Temple, Madurai India. Madurai known as Koodal Nagaram (assembly of people) is one of the oldest city in Tamil Nadu and also the cradle for Tamil Literature. A visit to Madurai is not complete without relishing the view of the Meenakshi Temple Gopuram. One can spend hours looking at the intricate [...]

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