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Hardware

Get SSD for a solid performance boost!

When buying a new computer, we look at a few specs such as the processor, memory, storage and sometimes graphics. However, many of us fail to realize that what is actually slowing down our computer is the good old Hard Drive. Let’s take a look at one solution for this.

Last week, I purchased a new laptop. After discussions with a good friend, I was convinced that the best way to increase performance is to get an SSD.

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Hardware Introduction Onion Omega

A quick look at the Onion Omega!

Those of you who have worked with or heard of the Raspberry Pi know how awesome the tiny device is. The power of a full blown computer was literally in the palm of your hand, allowing you to experiment with cool projects and get your ideas and experiments to shape.

Onion Omega package
Onion Omega package
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Hardware

Dell KB216 – a review

I was looking for a nice keyboard to complement the Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse.

However, the Computer stores seemed to have only Wireless Keyboard + Mouse combo, which would make my M325 redundant.

Dell KB216 and Logitech M325
Dell KB216 and Logitech M325
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Arduino Hardware

Arduino: a revamped tiny Sketch

Couple of days ago I wrote a post about how I got started with an Arduino UNO and wrote my first Sketch (a Sketch is an App written using Arduino IDE and and uploaded to the board via Serial). Click here to read it.

The Starter Kit had an LED attached to a a very small PCB with four pins. Picking it up I realized it was an RGB LED with three resistors printed on it. Neat!

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RGB LED board

I knew what I wanted to do with it. 

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Arduino Hardware

Arduino: a tiny Sketch

A friend of mine gifted me an Arduino UNO starter kit a while ago. I didn’t have the time and motivation back then to dabble in it.

Fast forwarding to this day, I watched Massimo Banzi’s TED Talk in the morning, one of the guys who helped invent the Arduino. It was inspiring.

So, what is it anyway? Arduino is a credit-card sized micro-controlled board that can be be used for a whole lot of purposes,  so much that one could dedicate his life on researching the everyday potential of it.

Arduino UNO
Arduino UNO