I Have An Arduino.

About two weeks ago, a bump into my supervisor, Dr Farahmand in the lab, teaching some graduate students and staff of the Physics Dept how LED works on the #arduino. I swiftly took a seat and carefully listened, interacted and took part in the exercises. Later in the day, I managed to install the #arduino IDE on my ubuntu 10.04.


My final year project is really getting interesting and now I have to integrate #arduino to send in recorded temperature(temperature in the lab). After a short presentation on the current state of my project and how I intend to achieve my goals with #arduino, my supervisor gave me an #arduino UNO to test on my system. It failed, “Serial Port ‘COM1’ not found” and Tools>Serial Port was grayed out. :(

Thanks to #Google search, I found this cool post by Mark Loiseau and I realised I had uninstalled #openjdk. Yes, #arduino  works with #openjdk. I quickly installed it back and hey “It works!”.

Now, I am on with it’s adventures. I will tryout the RGB LED thing again and get it to display different colours just like the disco light . Guess what? I am already exploring DIY drones


From today, the 6th day of April to the 14th, is the 50th anniversary celebration of the great Atlantic Hall (ATL), University of Cape Coast, Ghana. I am very proud to be a part of it.

As part of the celebration, special dress codes have been outlined for Mariners (affiliates of ATL) to follow. The image above shows some of them; from Marine colors (the hall’s colors), basic school uniforms to Scottish. 

On Thursday, a new concept will be introduced. All Mariners will mimic the fashion style of Wanlov the Kubolor. This is not such a new thing in the hall, I at times dress like him at unexpected times. Some friends call me Kobe the Kubolor when spotted. But, I got fears! All Mariners to dress like Kubolor? Can they do it without missing anything? Hmmm! Well, I/we live to see!

The fever is on. It’s my last hall week celebration and I can’t afford to miss out. Let all Mariners, Alumni and affiliates come together for a successful event. You are humbly invited. 



My Cries And The Last Days at School.

Hi Bigsblr!

It’s been many of a years since my last post. I am doing pretty good, though it’s been rough for a while. But, hey! the good and smooth times are here and more to come.

As you’re aware, this my last semester(8/8) in U.C.C and it’s been much adventurous and getting fun each and every moment. The school that most students complain got no social life, now sees social engagements: parties, beach hangouts and a lot coming up each and every day. I do not know whether it’s a rebellion against the known standards. I see a lot of students pushing hard to develop their passion alongside the curricular.

My department, Computer Science and Information Technology is not to be left out. We have two new lecturers Dr. Farid Farahmand and colleague Yvonne, who just within the last three weeks are revolutionizing the standards of the department. Dr. Farahmand has been my personal mentor and my supervisor for my final year project. He wants the department to get involved with embedded systems and micro-computing. The Connecticut State University has donated 100 computers to the department. We (students in the department) have been promised a hub(space) to learn/and do our stuffs there. The department now has a wordpress site and a twitter account. For the first time since the establishment of the Huawei ICT Training Lab, my class now takes it’s Systems Security & Administration lab sessions in there. As I said, there is a big ongoing revolution, I will tell you more.

Hmmm! I live each of these last days with fear, not fear of failure but fear of the critiques/insults that will come soon from family, mates and people around and the standards am about to set. I have never met their expectations. Last semester(7/8)’s results has been the worst recorded in my life. I feel ashamed. They need a first class/second upper honors, but hey you know that ain’t my dream. After weeping for several days in first year and realizing it’s not a matter of where you’re but who you’re, as well as not meeting the expectations of my course, I chose to develop myself my passions and just go through this four-year studies learning what I need to develop myself with. That’s not bad, but you know it’s not easy in my environment.

For this last semester, I have promised myself to score the best of grades ever. My project is really interesting, it involves Falcom Samba 75 GSM Modem and frontlineSMS. I might be writing my own custom SMS protocols and few stuffs. Also, I have set challenges/competitions for myself which I know will lead me to my goals.

A lot is on my mind, I will keep them for my next post. I am doing what I love and making it, and I won’t let anything (like grades) let me down. I am rising to the top and I know you too CAN! ;)


Watch out!!! #OpenMicNite coming to #UCC, #Ghana. #TeamUCC #UCCTweeps #kampuslife  


Barcamp Cape Coast 2012

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BarCamp Cape Coast 2012 is a free networking forum to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Cape Coast, Ghana and beyond. BarCamp Cape Coast 2012 will take place on September 08, 2012 at the New Lecture Theatre at the University of Cape Coast. It follows last year’s event on November 12 where the theme was “Harnessing IT education for local innovation and tourism development”. The theme for this year is “Revolutionizing Education through Arts & Technology”. This Barcamp hopes to assemble Cape Coast stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA, has successfully organized 15 BarCamps in Ghana. Barcamp Cape Coast 2012 will be organized in conjunction with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Google Developer Group (GDG). The Barcamp build knowledge on how to improve education using the arts and technology. It will also investigate how to incorporate technology into teaching and education.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, fashion, arts, social entrepreneurship, web tools and products, entrepreneurship driven sessions as well as breakout sessions on topics relevant to Cape Coast and beyond. There will also be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. We are also bringing a start-up bazaar to the Barcamp where young entrepreneurs and innovators can showcase their products. Some of the mentors and invited speakers include Mabel Simpson (mSimps), Regina Agyare (Soronko Solutions), Kwame Boohene, etc.

Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Cape Coast eventbrite website. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Cape Coast, Name & Email” to 1945 on all networks (via Nandimobile). You may also contact the BarCamp Cape Coast team through this website for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Cape Coast 2012 is sponsored by the
University of Cape Coast, GhanaDecides (a BloGh project), Google Ghana, UCC-GDG, GhanaThink Foundation, Fienipa Group, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are Cranchon, ATL FM, etc.


UCC Tweeps Meetup

     UCCTweeps Meetup is a networking event seeking to bring together all tweeps(twitter users) and online users in University of Cape Coast, U.C.C for two to three hours of discussions and interactions on social media campaigns and matters arising on campus. The event hopes to bring together tweeps to build a supportive online community and partner to build together.

The event will bring to light the various social media campaigns on-going in the country especially, the BloGh Election Monitoring Project, #GhanaDecides and #iRegistered, and the upcoming event #BlogCamp as well as campus info channels: #kampuslife #ThisWeekInUCC.

The meet-up will feature sessions on social media tools and products(twitter, google plus, facebook and others), and discussions on issues arising in the community.

It’s the first of its kind in U.C.C,and much will be centered on networking and building stronger ties and finding solutions to information barriers on campus.

RSVP now and let’s rock our worlds. There will be free internet. Come along with your devices(mobile and laptops).

The hashtag for the event is #UCCTweetup

Venue: DeepDish Restaurant(former Singapore), Oguaa Hall, OldSite.

Date: Thursday April 19, 2012.

Time: 5:30pm sharp.

Come lets discuss issues of development and have fun.


Intellecto 2012 @ University of Cape Coast.


Redemption Karnival - on campus

Last week Saturday, Feb 25, 2012, a large crowd of students from far and near awaiting the grand rapper of Gh, Sarkodie to rock the SRC Tigo Street Carnival, got disappointed when they read a tweet from the rap king that he ain’t coming due to some reasons unknown. The organizers called off the ‘Sarkodie Show’. The big crowd upon hearing this shocking news did not believe and still got on their feet waiting.

A remedy show has been put up by some ‘sacrificial’ organizers to get him heal the wounds of UCC students this evening, 03:03:2012. Will the unexpected happened? Tapes from the rapper is circulating around announcing his coming. What’s the truth in it? Clear your doubt by visiting oldSite, UCC tonight. Pray you don’t miss him.