Author Archives: Pranjal Chaubey

About Pranjal Chaubey

An engineer, who believes in 'Being Wise, b.i.t.Wise!™'

Version Control using Tortoise Git

Version Control is an important software management tool used in any small/large enterprise to manage source code of…..anything. It is an important skill that a person should have if they want to work in a company that will make them … Continue reading

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The 9DoF Razor IMU from Sparkfun

In one of the projects my team was working on at IIT Kanpur, we were supposed to conduct some ‘on-the-road’ tests on a parafoil. To measure the inertial parameters, we had to find out some cheap alternative to the costly … Continue reading

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The Intel Innovator Of Tomorrow

What it was? → Intel Corporation organized a contest, ‘Innovators of Tomorrow’, in May 2009. It was an open contest and they called for innovative ideas from all across the country that have the potential of making a powerful impact … Continue reading

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Micromouse and Me

In the October of 2006 (my 3rd Semester), I attended one month long workshop on the classic 8051 microcontroller. The seniors conducting the workshop encouraged us to apply the knowledge we have gained and participate in some college techfest. With … Continue reading

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The Embedded System Tool Chain

Most of the projects listed in this website are based around a microcontroller. Once you design an embedded circuit around a microcontroller, you need to put in some intelligence by programming it and that’s when the term ‘Tool Chain’ kick … Continue reading

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Music and Me

I am not a musician. I just love and appreciate music like any person would, just that I get creative sometimes. Thanks to my parents and (later) friends, I have grown up listening to some great Indian and Western Music. … Continue reading

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Infra Red Distance Ranger

For a pretty long time, the sensors that I used in my micromouse robots were ready made. Initially I used the dedicated micromouse sensors from TRI, then switched on to the more general purpose Sharp IR Distance Rangers and eventually … Continue reading

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Atmel’s AVR ATMega16/32 based Development Board and the AVR Workshop

I took up this work as a side project when my final year in engineering started. By this time, I had done a lot of practical and applied work in the field of embedded systems and Atmel’s AVR ATMega was … Continue reading

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The Modified Flood Fill Simulator

Micromouse for me started as a plain & simple curiosity during my second year of engineering which soon turned into a full blown no-time-for-anything-else activity. During the very early stages of development I realized that I’ll be needing a handy … Continue reading

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Stepper Motor Current Chopper Drive

I generally use stepper motors as actuators in my robots. They are easy to drive, easy to control and very lazy. To make my robots (aka mice :-P) go fast, I thought that making some improvements with the software was … Continue reading

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