Electronics For भारत (The Blog)

Installing AVRISP mkII with Libusb-win32 on Windows 10

09 Jun 2018, 12:00am TZ +00:00
windows, hardware, Arduino, AVR

Its common that one needs to use a programmer from the Arduino IDE, but on Windows 10 things are not as simple. Many times the drivers installed are not correct hence the avrdude tool in the Arduino IDE refuses to work.

Now, we have a way to do this programming in Linux as well. Have a look at my latest article Programming Arduino Bootloader using Avrdude with AVRISP mkII in Manjaro (Arch Linux) .


WiFi Problem with Lenovo Laptop

16 Mar 2018, 12:00am TZ +00:00

This problem specifically occurs with Lenovo laptops and more pounced in *Ubuntu 17.x" onwards.

The problem happens when the laptop goes to any type of standby , sleep or hybrid-sleep.

It causes the WiFi the not function again after wakeup.


Security Hardening : SSH on Ubuntu

05 Nov 2017, 12:00am TZ +00:00

Some of us like myself do our primary hardware development on Windows PCs. However when it come to writing a Go server or a Rust program we head over to Linux PC. Most of the development work on a Linux PC is via the terminal. Hence having a good remote terminal is essential. As you can’t always have a VM instances running your Linux. It become difficult over time. The best is to have either a headless PC or an old Laptop that would act as our Linux box. ...

Upgrading Wine for Ubuntu Linux

12 Oct 2017, 12:00am TZ +00:00

Upgrading from older 1.8 Version of Wine to Latest 2.0.x Versions in Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10, 16.04.3 for the new GNOME front.

Also fixing the older DASH based shortcuts.


First Post

21 Jan 2018, 08:49am TZ +05:30

This is the auspicious beginning of the blog, Electronics for Bharat.
Or should we say the restart of the old legacy https://m8051.blogspot.com

For more than 3 years there was a pause in the flow in the number of articles that got published in my older blog. That may be due to various reasons. (discussed later)

I am back to start again !

for my aging brain that’s always full of useless stuff and running out of storage space. ...