Category: Embedded Linux

A Clear-Cut Explanation To Embedded Linux..!!

Embedded Linux is kind of a confusing term that is used nowadays to describe a wide variety of devices. With the advent of single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi and Beagle bones running Linux, and with ARM processors becoming more powerful than ever while remaining very power efficient,  Embedded Linux has become an upcoming field in electronics and computer science with plenty of opportunities to build really powerful and intelligent systems. In this article lets learn what Embedded Linux is and what are the possible applications that Embedded Linux Devices can bring about. Understanding “Embedded” & “Linux” Let’s start by...

How To Get A User-Level Understanding Of Linux For Your Hobby Projects

If you are doing some hobby projects based on Linux and you wish to learn more about the Linux environment, there is always the approach of using some example application, modifying it and if you get stuck then going to stack overflow and post questions and move to the next step. But I don’t recommend it for complete beginners as I myself did it and I did not learn so much and wasted a lot of hours in the process.  The one thing that I actually learned is that the problem with this approach is you would not know “what...

A Step By Step Plan To Learn Linux The Fun Way..!

In the last article we looked at the plan to get proficient in Linux being a complete beginner. If you think its not for you and if you are looking for a fun nerdy way to learn Linux, then I would suggest having a look at the following steps. You can always add your own steps if you think that will add to the fun!  I am not giving estimated times in this section as deadlines spoil the fun and taking your own time as you tinker around is part of the fun..! STEP#1: Take a laptop and try out various...

10 Steps To Master Linux Being A Complete Beginner..!!

In this article I am trying to answer the hard question “How to learn and get proficient at Linux being a complete beginner?” with a simple step by step approach starting from a complete beginner to the field of computer science to a complete expert in Linux.  Let’s see the plan in more detail with how to start, what to learn, in which order to learn them and possible time estimates for each step in the plan. You can jump to the section of interest using the table of contents below. A note on recommended resources Time is valuable so...

Where To Go After Arduino? 2 Paths For You To Pick From!

Arduino is a lovely little ecosystem where most of us have started our electronics journey. I still remember the moment I got my first LED blinking program working! Since then we have done several projects using Arduino. Some of those we by following some online tutorials while others were produced out of our own ideas with a little bit of online research. But there comes a point in every inventor’s journey where we have simply outgrown Arduino. If you are reading this post then you are at the same place where I was some years back. I wasn’t sure where...

Top 14 Alternatives to Raspberry Pi 4B

Everybody in the inventor’s world has played with the Raspberry pi board at one point or another. But not everyone is aware of these cool alternatives available in the market. In this post, I am have listed 14 alternatives to Raspberry Pi along with their pros and cons as compared to Raspberry pi. Whether you are just looking for a change, or you think Raspberry pi is an overkill for the project you have in mind, or you need an Embedded Linux board that has more processing power, or you need something more powerful than the Raspberry pi, there is...