Setting Up Msys2;MinGW64 for Windows

19 Aug 2018, 06:14pm TZ +05:30
windows, MSYS, GCC

Many of us Windows users try to have Visual Studio environment.
But that’s not always great option. Unless you are ready to download 8GB on your internet bandwidth.

I personally like Visual Studio and its fast upcoming cousin VS Code. But hate the large download part.

Hence an opensource alternative is a need of the hour.
Also if you like to compile linuxy style code with Makefile in all its glory.

MinGW64 at your service friend!


ESP8266 Unofficial Windows Development Environment

06 Aug 2018, 12:00am TZ +00:00
windows, hardware, WiFi, ESP8266, Espressif
Embedded, IoT

It has been long time since I worked on ESP8266 and that too native SDK from Esperssif. With the rusty know-how and lack on info online, I had a mixed start again. Hope that the experience shared here might be helpful for many users, who wish to do ESP8266 native SDK development on Windows Platform. But are afraid that most of the working tools for ESP8266 are linux friendly.

Not to worry you are in good company.


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) .