Does Indian Gen-Y and Gen-Z care about Science & Technology?

It was a glorious moment for the Indian Space program two days ago with the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 rocket, carrying a lander and rover to the moon’s south pole! However, I was really disappointed with the live stream viewership on YouTube. It was less than 200K when it got over! This was a ...

Game of Life on Colorduino 1

It is Pi day, and I don’t want to let it go by without writing a blog post! So today I want to share with you a fun project I did last November, as soon as I got hold of a Colorduino. This is an implementation of Conway’s game of life. If you are not ...

Arduino Christmas Ornament 6

I’ve been wanting to tinker with RGB LED matrix for a while, and finally was able to do so earlier this month. It was fun programming some effects, game of life etc. on a 8×8 matrix using Arduino. Here is a Christmas ornament that I programmed. It shows a color changing star followed by scrolling ...

Drawing Hilbert curves with an NXT Plotter 1

In early September, Kevin built a plotter using NXT, using the design from the book “The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor’s Guide” by David Perdue & Laurens Velk. It is an amazing book with lot of good ideas and designs. I was not content with the NXT 2.0 text and the graphic it printed ...

On 2^n – 1

Picking up from my last blog post, where we observed 255 = 15 x 17, If , where This is incredibly cool! So, = 15 = 5 x 3 = 255 = 17 x 5 x 3 = 65535 = 257 x 17 x 5 x 3 = 4294967295 = 65537 x 257 x 17 ...

Shades of Grey 1

In CSS, when I need a shade of grey, I often use hex rgb like #cccccc, #eeeeee etc. (or in short form, #ccc, #eee) I posed myself a question today: If by using repeated hex notation, do we evenly divide the grey space from #000000 to #ffffff? What I found was very interesting. Let us ...

2014

Just realized I did not post any blog entries this whole year, so let me rush! I was casually looking for properties of the number 2014 this morning, and stumbled on to this neat property: http://oeis.org/A083074 – n^3 – n^2 – n – 1. When I looked up for n, a pleasant surprise! It was ...

Simple CSS only Stage Progress Indicator 1

I wanted to create a progress indicator that would show completed stages in a shade of green. Initially I was thinking of using Raphaeljs, but this task seemed solvable only by using CSS. So here is a simple jsfiddle I came up with showing how it can be done:

Christmas Tunes and Light Show with Arduino 4

I programmed 5 Christmas tunes in Arduino, and also made a synchronized light show with some special effects! It plays the following tunes in sequence after each key press: Jingle Bells The First Noel O Holy Night We Three Kings What Child is This Merry Christmas! Here is the source code if you are interested:  ...

JavaScript libraries market share wordle

Here is a wordle I created based on the stats found in w3techs site: Note: The sizes are indicative of the relative popularity and are not to scale.