Today we finally had our first real FabLab Workshop course. FabLab (fabrication laboratory) is the playground for students at EAL, especially for those in the Product Development and Technology Integration class. (my class). The are tons of awsome stuff there and today we used the laser cutter for the first time. Continue reading “FabLab Workshop”
In the 4th semester of my AP degree programme, we were all required to find a company where we could have our internship. I wasn’t sure what i really wanted (as always) so i decided that any IT related company can be good. It turned out good and i have been accepted by a small web development company, based in Bucharest, Romania, called End Soft Design. Be sure to check them out at www.endd.ro Continue reading “My internship – thoughts and retrospective”
Ok, so this post is a bit late ( several months late) as i finished my project and i’m currently in 5th semester. Not too many details, because the posts purpose is to be short.
The idea is simple – i want to be able to communicate wirelessly over a distance of over 150m using an own-built wireless booster – the cantenna. The system overview is even simpler:
I needed to link 2 tables in MySQL and i thought it would be soooo easy, but it turned out it’s not. I was getting a lot of weird errors but the one in the title was the most persistent. Continue reading “MySQL Error Number 1005 Can’t create table ‘.mydb#sql-328_45.frm’ (errno: 150)”
I was in class just the other day, when a classmate comes to me and says : “how would you like one of my usb wireless adapters, i don’t know if it’s still working or anything, but you can have it”. I was like, “sure”. I just got it today. As the title says, it’s a Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 300. I didn’t even knew that Siemes makes wireless adapters. Continue reading “Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 300”
My networking teacher said that it would be cool to turn one of the routers that we have been playing with (Asus RT-N16) into an AP so that the class would connect to it instead of the schools network nearest AP.
Why do that? So we can see who is accesing what, get some statistics on that and probably to make a “wall-of-shame” where we could write the students usernames and passwords.
Since we started our database courses (last semester), the teacher introduced us to XAMPP or LAMPP (if on linux) – it is an Apache distribution that contains MySQL, PHP, Perl and an FTP server (proftpd). It’s intended to be easy to install and use and it’s good for developers. Continue reading “LAMPP or XAMPP – How to”
I finally got an Android phone to play with. Welcome to this century, right? It’s, as the title says, a Samsung Galaxy Y S5360. The Y stands for Young. Get your full specs here. Bought it for a cheap price from a classmate. I’ll probably find out the next days why so cheap, but it works. I like it. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Y S5360”
I remember my first time doing wardriving (not that long ago). I only used my laptop and my mothers car. Of course i did everything manually, like writing down every AP and MACs and so on.
Since we got some new “toys” here at school, my networking teacher dared me to do some wardriving using a bluetooth GPS and an external wireless adapter. See my last 2 posts for info on them.