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Ashutosh Pandey's Blog

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Wearable tech has come a long way from digital watches to fully functional smartwatches that can double up as phones. Fitness tracking in particular has become really important- we live quantified lives. We track the number of calories we eat, the number of hours we sleep and of course, the number of steps we walk. The idea is that once you attach a number to something, it becomes easier to have a progressive overload in that direction. Because the human body adapts so well, each day you need to ...
It has been an interesting week here in Bangalore. After the students got acquainted with how to use the micro:bit and its sensors, we decided to move on to more complex projects. Over the course of 6 days students worked on Radio communication using the Micro:Bit and building an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM). The latter half of the week was spent in making micro:bit wearable devices, which is detailed in the next blog post.   Why an EVM? India is the largest democracy in the world and h ...
Greetings from India!   Before starting this post, I'd like thank jlucas and danzima for getting the Micro: Bit and Kitronik kits shipped here. I asked John a lot of questions, and he patiently answered all of them. Special thanks to Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Dayananda Sagar International School, Principal sir and all the teachers involved in making this club a reality. As an engineering student with no workspace of my own, I was pretty much dependent on the school and colleg ...