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GUI: Plug n Play Duino

The main idea behind the “Plug n Play Duino” model was the ease of implementation of algorithms of line following, edge avoiding and all such sort of works… or “To make it a toy”(in english :P)

As Saurabh gave a detailed list of features of this board here,

http://www.embedded4fun.com/plug-n-play-du…a-new-approach/

We built a GUI for this board, which makes it a child play, when it comes to line following.

 

Line Followe GUI
Line Followe GUI

Well As you can see, the GUI allows you to : Read the rest of this entry

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Introduction to PyQt: light-weight cross-platform Solution for Qt

While i was getting handy with Qt, came the problem of porting the application to the other platforms. For me, the main aim while jumping in Qt application development is to make the application run on embedded boards like mini2440, Raspi etc. and this time the board was Raspberry Pi.
There was some UI based project to be ported to Raspi, which required the cross-compiling of whole QT IDE for the Raspi, and i got something called qtonpi. Which, i felt, would require some tedious long hours, which i didn’t have.
Probably you will get this in my next blog on Qt.
But for now, there was another option called (drums beat…) PyQt. 😛

PyQt
PyQt

Easy and light weight PyQt. it worked as magic. Almost every linux distribution has python installed and all you need is a PyQt dev-kit, which basically binds the Qt APIs to the python. It is really a light-weight package which can be easily installed in almost all linux-distros in all architectures.
Lets get started:

Setting the work environment and installations: 

The dev-kit can be found in synaptic manager or at terminal by typing:-

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