Bringing your latest electronic product to market

Developing a prototype is not easy and marketing it is a task that can be horrifying. There are many reasons for it. The primary reason being that our entire focus is on making a prototype that can be depended on. We prefer spending time on finding ideal electronic design solutions than invest our energies in marketing the electronic product. If this has been on your mind in the past, it is time to make some modifications in your approach and look for ways in which you can market your electronic product. Here are some tips that should help you in achieving the objective. Continue reading

Skype Surveillance: Global Surveillance is mysteriously happening behind our backs

There is no doubt that Skype is popular for making calls and sending Instant Messages to your contacts no matter where they are located. The thing that makes it an attractive choice is that it is cheap and easy to use. But that’s not the only reason why people love it, many dissidents and journalists use it because they believe it is safe from eavesdropping and surveillance. This isn’t really true. Skype’s security and privacy flaws Skype was founded in 2003 and it has a pretty neat reputation for security and privacy. It is high time you know a few things about Skype. It has a long history of providing communications data to the government authorities in response of the court orders. This information includes registration details, IP address and … Continue reading

Why Use Studio Headphones For Home Recording?

Affordable music recording and mixing equipment is more accessible today than ever before, and home studios are becoming almost commonplace. But, it takes more than just a love for music and a few hundred dollars to setup a full-fledged, quality-producing studio in your home. It also takes an understanding of which equipment is best and why and when to use it. One of the most critical pieces of home studio equipment, that even the barest beginner should invest in, is a top-tier pair or two of studio headphones. If you need help finding the best studio headphones, click on the link for in-depth analyses of the top brands and styles. Continue reading below to learn the difference between studio and “consumer” headphones and the difference between closed back and open … Continue reading

Light beacon for debugging autonomous vehicle

Debugging of project is as equal as building it. You need proper tools and means to see whats going on. If it is a field test, you need some sort of visual feedback. Gal Pavlin have built great looking RGB light beepers that are based on STM32F0 microcontroller. They even made a custom 3D printed cap to make it look finished. The signal light consists of three independent RGB strips controlled by 9 PWM signals generated by STM32F0 microcontroller. LED strips are switched with N-MOSFETs. A separate MOSFET is controlling beeper for audible signal. Microcontroller receives commands from host computer via USB interface which works as virtual serial port. The color depth is 8-bit. The other parameters set by host are color fade time, beep more. For more information refer … Continue reading

Adding third hand to guitar play

Playing a guitar is fun as it is. But if you are a bit more nerdy, then why not adding something weird to it to amaze friends. Youtuber Make It And Fake It have been tinkering with Arduino, servo and couple of chopsticks and put together a crude guitar attachment which can stroke strings with different patterns. The functionality is yet still limited as for different strokes it needs reprogramming with three control buttons. For more functionality additional coding might be needed. The fun demonstration at the end of video proves to be real fun from both – funny and practical side. With a bit of tuning one hand really can be free to play another instrument to make song even better. Servo motor seems to be too loud while … Continue reading