Forgive the month of silence and subsequent flurry of posts! I’m developing a heightened sense of respect for anyone who has the discipline to update a blog regularly…
Mysore is a city about 140k from Bangalore, meaning its anywhere from two to six hours away from Bangalore depending on highly variable Indian road conditions. It is a relatively small city by Indian standards, meaning the population is only a little over a million and is a popular travel destination with many points of cultural and historical interest.
My friend Vinay, who I met at Computer Club India in Bangalore, recently started the Mysore chapter of Computer Club India and invited me out for a visit. The Mysore chapter consists of a bunch of electrical engineering students who are interested in supplementing their exam- and formula-based education with creative, open source and hands-on projects. Vinay invited me to one of the meetings, which, surprisingly, a bunch of people turned up for, considering exams were occurring the following week.
I shared some of the circuit work I did in South America with the students.
Vinay taught a project he made based around LM324 op amp chips. He built a circuit that lights up LEDs in a row in response to a varying voltage, and if you hook it up to music, the LEDs light up depending on the incoming audio signal.
The meet was on a Sunday, so I got to see the Mysore Palace lit up that night before I returned to Bangalore!