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PHP + MySQL

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When studying electronics, it is very rare that you would come across a syllabus that teaches PHP + MySQL. It’s for the guys studying IT. I found myself needing it when developing electronic systems that requires Internet connectivity. Simply put, PHP and MySQL allows an electronic device to retrieve and store data through the Internet. This will of course enable …

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Arduino Bluetooth

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I bought a bluetooth to serial module from dealextreme.com, it allows wireless bluetooth communication between an Arduino and a bluetooth capable device such as a computer or a smartphone. I don’t have the luxury of owning a smartphone so I’ll just be using my computer. The price is USD 8.60 which translates to around RM 27. Dealextreme provides free shipping …

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Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital Camera

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Got myself a new camera to get better pictures for my website. It’s a Canon PowerShot A1200, the cheapest Canon digital camera on the market at only RM299. I had to get a camera because my webcam can’t quite cut it especially with its’ limited resolution. The package. Nothing special, a USB cable and some manuals. The camera is only …

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Patriot MicroSDHC 8GB Class 4

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I needed a memory card so I got one that is the cheapest in Low Yat. Actually, they’re all the same so it doesn’t matter anyway. Found one for only RM20. It’s a Patriot MicroSDHC 8GB Class 4 card. For those who don’t know, Patriot is well known for making computer RAMs. It also comes with a MicroSD to SD …

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Arduino Fake Screenshot Trigger

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I think most of you will be wondering what I’m on about. For those of you who are working in an office, and you have a computer on your desk, most of the time you’ll tend to surf the Internet when there’s less work or when the boss is not around. This is all nice but what happens if your …

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Arduino Controlled by Visual Basic Program

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Before this I’ve always used the Serial Monitor of the Arduino IDE to communicate with the Arduino. Actually what the Serial Monitor does is basically reading or sending data through the Serial interface. In my future project, I want to create an application in the computer that allows the user to click some buttons to control the Arduino. Currently, the …

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