Friday, February 24, 2017

Opencv-3.2.0 on Windows 10 - 64 bit Using Visual Studio 2015

Using the latest version OpenCV (currently opencv-3.2.0) pre-built for 64 bit Windows with Visual Studio 2015 is discussed. It is available to download at
Then, the downloaded file, opencv-3.2.0-vc14.exe is extracted at C:\opencv as a folder called opencv320. Visual Studio 2015 IDE is downloaded from and install. The following steps are tested on Windows 10 64 bit using Visual Studio 2015 and OpenCV-3.2.0. For other versions, the precedures are similar.

At first OPENCV_DIR is declared as an enviroment variable. Run 'Command window' in administrator mode by right clicking start menu and choosing command prompt (admin). Enter

setx -m OPENCV_DIR C:\opencv\opencv320\build\x64\vc14

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A LaTeX Report Template for Myanmar Language Using XeTeX

This is a template for LaTeX report in Myanmar language using XeLaTeX. It is available at

To properly render Myanmar fonts using LaTeX, it is necessary to use TeX typesetting engines that support Unicode such as XeTeX. Simple examples for testing XeTex can be found in an older post Myanmar (Burmese) Language with XeTeX and LuaTeX.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Integration of Accelerometers

We have several 3-axis accelerometers attached to a rigid body at arbitrary positions. The rigid body is moving at arbitrary linear and angular movements, but the accelerometers can only sense linear accelerations. Consequently, the information about angular movements of the rigid body is not available.

A question is whether it is possible to integrate them to get an equivalent accelerometer without using angular movement information.
After consideration, I think the answer for that question is 'YES'.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Creating Dynamic Link Library (DLL) in C++ and Using it in Visual Basic .NET

I need to create a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) to be used in Visual Basic .NET 2012 (vs11). And I want to write the DLL in C++. Two different ways to accomplish the task are discussed below.

  • CLR Class Library
  • Win32 DLL

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    TFT LCD Touch Screen - ILI9341

    I tested a 2.4 inch 240 x 320 resolution TFT LCD touch screen bought from Aliexpress.

    That module has LCD display, touch input, and SD card reader. I have written some example programs to use that module and they are available at the following link.

    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Motor Driver - DRV8834

    I am designing a motor driver to drive a stepper motor AM1020-V-6-65. At first, I thought to use A4988 from Allegro. But its supply voltage of 8V - 35V is not suitable for a 6V motor, its chip size 5 mm x 5 mm is bigger than what I want. DRV8835 from TI has appealing 2 mm x 3 mm size but it is meant for DC motor and there is no indexer to support convenient control of stepper motors. Finally, DRV8834 with 4 mm x 4 mm size, motor supply voltage 2.5V - 10.8V, and current 1.5A per coil is chosen.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016