Thursday, October 11, 2012

Electronics Hobbyist supply websites in India

Electronics components are mostly bought from shops in India.But some times some components are unavailable or at remote places no such shops are available to the hobbyists.Here is the list of good electronics E-Shops with location and shipping costs.

Before that, this site is worth mentioning, for check the average cost of any electronic components.

Octopart : Search Engine for Electronics Parts

Biggest and cheapest stores on Ebay

Blitz TechWorld
Shipping Charges: Rs 49 (all over India)

Shipping Charges: Starting from Rs 55

The List of E-shops :

Bhasha Technologies
Shipping Charges: Rs 11 (all over India)
*Listed by freeduino website

Probots Techno Solutions
Shipping Charges: Rs 75 to 115
* Listed by arduino website

Extreme Electronics
Shipping Charges: Rs 70

Kits N Spares
Location: Delhi
Shipping Charges: Rs 150

Embedded Market
Shipping Charges: Rs 117
* nice interface
* Good  Mircocontroller Range
* Competitive Price

Ventor Technlogies
Shipping Charges: Rs 60
* Very cheap for small components

Shipping Charges: Rs 72
* Listed by arduino website

MG SuperLabs
Shipping Charges: Rs 100 to 150
* Listed by arduino website

Simple Labs
Shipping Charges: Rs 150
* Listed by arduino website

Explore Labs
Shipping Charges: Rs 50 (All India Flat rate)
* Listed by arduino website

Sumeet Instruments
Shipping Charges: Rs 100
* Listed by arduino website

Proto Central
Shipping Charges: Rs 100
(free shiping above Rs 1500 order)
* Listed by arduino website

Tenet Technetronics
Shipping Charges: Rs 150 + 2 % VAT
*.Listed by arduino website

Robo Kits
Shipping Charges: Rs 125

Element 14 (Formely Farnell)
Shipping Charges: Rs 200
* Pan card required
* International Range
* Data sheet for all products if applicable

Mouser Electronics
Shipping Charges: Rs 2160 (40 $)
* International Range

Shipping Charges: Rs 40
* Good Spares Range

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amazing world of opensource Remote Vehicles

This project is powered by solar panels,gps recevier,magnetic compass.It is a boat project and is able to navigate autonomously on water surface.This machine is due to cross the atlantic ocean fully autonomously using just its sensor data.Raspberry Pi board is used as CPU for this project.

Its a quadrotor based on arduino board.This project use many sensors such as gyroscope,barometer,ultrasonic ranger and gps receiever.Complete design is open source and its being actively developed.

Innovators have not left any possiblitiies yet to be explored - air,land,water all have been traversed by remote controlled rovers and its now turn for UNDER-WATER exploration.Openrov is a submarine and is based on beaglebone board.Its amazing underwater videos could be viewed on it Youtube Channel.

ArdupilotOne is an arduino based autopilot system that can pilot airplanes, quad rotors, boats, and ground vehicles.

Its based on custom board APM 1/2 dedicated for autopilot mode.It has many unique advantages like- waypoints could be marked in advance or modified on journey,the entire trip route can be planned.
This project is supported by desktop application,APM Planner for monitiring and controlling the remote drone .It also supports failsafe return when the drone goes out communication coverage.

Projects under it are -




Forum for ardupilot and ardupilot-mega is located at

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Instant messaging was never so simple !!

Do you use different messengers to connect with your friends ? Quite

possibly YES.We are spoiled for choice in selecting Instant Messaging

service.If some of your friends are on yahoo messenger,you need to

install yahoo messenger.Similarly people download separate clients for

gtalk,MSN messenger for chatting with friends using them.

InstantBird gives you freedom to chat on wide variety of popular IM

services.This software is open source and is based on mozilla's
XUL framework and is very small for its capabilities.

Support for facebook chat,twitter,Windows live Messenger,yahoo messenger and more !!

Download instantbird (9.9 MB)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Incredible compression of images

Digital camera today have become so powerful that they generate very detailed images of sizes as large as 5 MB for a 12 Mega Pixel camera.The problem comes when sending these pics or sharing them.If you don't have then its a big headache uploading them over internet.

JPEG 2000 format allows for high compression with high quality.

For compressing you need to download and install XnView .

Download Xnview version 1.98.5 (4.3 MB)

Download Xnview latest version

Download Xnview portable (4.1 MB)

Run xnview follow the instruction as given in the video below

In this video a 246 KB jpeg image is compressed to 33 KB file at almost same quality.

If viewing problem then Download video file (300 KB)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Downloading small-sized movies

If you don't like waiting for hours to download a large (1.38 GB or 700 MB movie file),then there are websites that offer you the same quality(many times better also) at just 250 MB to 500 MB per movie below is the list of some of these sites --







Thursday, February 16, 2012

Preview and download any movie torrent

Its common to be duped by downloading fake movie torrent.When the downloading completes then,you are required to buy and download xyz player to play that file.

Now this situation can be avoided. qBittorent lets you preview any audio or video file by sequentially downloading it from the begging.This means when you download 5%,you are in a position to judge whether its fake or its video quality.

Download qbittorent version 2.9.2 (windows)(7.8 MB)

Download the latest version

For sequential downloading,select the 'sequential download' option as shown below.

If viewing problem then Download video file (96 KB)

Download from 4shared using torrent

4shared has started distributing files over bit-torrent network.All the files hosted on can be downloaded through any torrent client which means forever resume-able links,means ultimate free seed-box.

UPDATE: Torrents of 4shared had no PEX, no DHT and torrent tracker is a custom one time download IP address.But downloading again the torrent and resuming with new tracker url makes it resume-able in a sense.


Wait for 20 second

Now Click download torrent file.