Micros & Software

FabCentral HelloWorld Page for AVR microcontroller projects
Magazines:
    DIY:  Make | Craft
    Electronics:  CircuitCellar | Everyday Practical Electronics | EDN | Elektor
Buying electronic components and widgets online:
    The best online shop for electronic widgets and boards:  Sparkfun (USA)
    The best online distributor of components:  Digikey (USA)
India specific:
    Omkar Kulkarni's blog is a definitive source for information on buying components in India and on electronics in general

Microcontrollers
Physical Computing:
    Arduino (can be bought from sparkfun)
    Arduino is based on: processing & wiring
    Arduino 2 actual product: fritzing
    Wearable Arduino: Lilypad @sparkfun

    Rob Faludi (Instructor @ NYU)

AVR Microcontrollers:
    avrfreaks.net (Community Forum)
    AVRStudio (Assembler + IDE - Windows)
    WinAVR (C Compiler - Windows)
    Cornell ECE 4760 Final Projects (Cool Student Projects)
    AVRISP Pinout: 
    FabISP, a fab-able in-system programmer
    RS232 Pinouts:

Free Software
Linux:
    ubuntu

Office Suite:
    OpenOffice (linux/windows)

PCB Design :
    eagle (linux/windows)
    eagle3d (linux/windows) (requires povray)

3D:
    Blender (linux/windows)
    povray (linux/windows)

Vector Graphics:
    Inkscape (linux/windows)

Circuit Simulation:
    LTspice (windows)

Scripting:
    ActivePython (linux/windows) | Python Docs
    ActivePerl (linux/windows) | Perl Docs

Virtualization:
    VirtualBox (linux/windows)

Compression:
    7-Zip (windows)

Internet Browsers:
    Firefox (linux/windows)
    Google Chrome (windows)
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Anurag Chugh,
Aug 22, 2009, 10:45 PM
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