Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Unable to scan networks"

Hell Yeah! I've rooted by Android device successfully. Y on the earth do i've to do it?!

I had a problem with my WiFi! It gave me the "Unable to Scan networks" error message since yesterday evening, and i was fed up with it. While i was googling about the problem, when I was -motivated- forced to root my device ;)

After rooting the device (how to do it? Can be found all over the internet. Go to for more details), i'll skip this part and go to the solution WiFi problem directly.

Solutions: There're basically 2 solutions available

  1. Simple, less effective - Soft Reset option. Go to Settings -> Privacy -> Reset to Factory Defaults. Phone is automatically rebooted and your WiFi problem is solved. Only thing, is that you loose all ur Apps, settings, etc. However, your SDCARD files are not deleted.
  2. Bit complex - Requires rooted device. Delete the bcm_supp.conf file from /data/wifi and reboot your phone. It'll work again. U need to set up all your Wifi connections (with key again).
    Note: Backup the existing file just in case.
PS: I've tested the above procedure on my Samsung Galaxy 3 ( I5801), with success. Use this at your own risk. I can't be liable for any problems/loss that may arise to your phone, or your girl friend, or PC, or yourself, or any damn thing you'll charge me with!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Atlast Office Buddy - Alpha Version out!

At last, after 2 months of work. Completed the alpha version of Office Buddy project. All the changes are committed to the SVN. If you want to check out the code, please use branch/alpha as the trunk has still old data.

Its made open-source, under Apache License 2.0. If anyone is using this project, please drop me a mail or a confirmation, I'll add you to the list of usability. Also, if you find any bugs or usability problems, please report them in the issues tab.

Update: At last i gave a demo today. Everything was good, and the AO has proposed some new additions. Will patch accordingly, and let you know.

PS: This is update post.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fuzzy Speaker

Fuzzy Speaker, is a gesture based project for giving speech to dumb people. It was mainly inspired by Sixth Sense by Pranav Mistry, and Project Un-Mute by Ramaprasanna Chellamuthu of Microsoft.

Project Description:
Its a wearable device, that can detect gesture language of the dumb and speak for them.

Ashwanth Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Nilesh Kumar of SASTRA SRC, Kumbakonam.

Related Papers: (Papers inspired us)

Update: This project was accepted by our Dean, for sending to CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER (CTDT) for funding. Keeping the fingers crossed.

Research Engine - Project Proposal Accepted

Horray... Horray.. Our project proposal, for TGMC 2010, Research Engine has been accepted by the TGMC 2010. Now, its time to kickstart our project officially in full fledge.

Hell Yeah!!

PS: This is an update post.