Posts tagged with linux

Raspberry pi Tips and Tricks

If you ever worked with raspberry pi, you know how many times you need google around to find a particular sulution. From enabling ssh first time to enabling uart speed, you need to google around and find the soulution that really works. This is a list of frequent things you may need to configure in raspberry pi. This assumes you are running Raspbian Stretch with desktop.

Raspberry pi based Car Infotainment system

Out in the market, there are a handful of car infotainment systems that you can buy for 10 to 30k INR. But nothing beats the thrill of making one from scratch and put it on your own car. So this is my effort to make one from the scratch.


This is an another theme I created for Plymouth ( a bootsplash for Linux). This will replace your native boot and shutdown animation. Credits to Joel Roset for the FX animation.

Plymouth theme for Ubuntu

Bored of having the same boot animation screen again and again? There are plenty of Plymouth themes available out there. This is a theme I created by slicing some cool gif files I found online. You can download the theme and find the installation steps on my github account. Link

ESP8266 WiFi IOT chip | Programing the Firmware

ESP8266 is a cheap WiFi chip you can use in your embedded projects. You can communicate the chip using AT commands through UART. You can setup a WiFi hotspot, connect to an existing WiFi network, act as a web server, send data (TCP/UDP). The real fun is that you can reprogram the whole chip and you don’t need an other micro controller to control it. The ESP8266 ES1 come with 2 GPIO pins. There are other variants of this chip with more GPIO. This ESP 01 cost around Rs. 250 which is so cheap while comparing with other WiFi modules.