AVR ATmega MCP4728 DAC library: The MCP4728 device is a quad channel, 12bit voltage output DAC. It also has EEPROM embedded. The DAC is driven using the I2C interface. This library implements an ATmega driver for this IC. More details on Davide Gironi’s blog. Check out the video after the break.
Johnson Davies built a tiny thermocouple thermometer based on an ATtiny85 measuring boiling water: This project describes a thermocouple thermometer, capable of measuring temperatures up to +1350°C, using just an ATtiny85 and an OLED display. More details on Technoblogy.
A HX711 load cell library for AVR ATmega: HX711 is a precision 24bit ADC IC designed for weigh scales and industrial control applications to interface directly with a bridge sensor. A load cell is a transducer that is used to create an electrical signal whose magnitude is directly proportional to the force being measured. The […]
Vinod made a Qi wireless power receiver using Attiny13, that is available on GitHub: I have only two aims while trying this. The receiver should get powered by the transmitter continuously. I should be able to control the power received by adjusting the error packets, in my case I am trying to keep received voltage […]
Dilshan Jayakody published a new build: The main objective of this project is to design a maintenance free and low-cost light which automatically turns on and off at the predetermined time of the day. To meet the above requirement I designed this controller using ATmega8 MCU and DS1307 RTC. The driver stage of this light […]
Łukasz Podkalicki shared a how-to on building a Class D amplifier on ATtiny13: I always wonder whether it is possible to make an amplifier of class D on ATtiny13 or not. Some time ago I found George Gardner’s project based on ATtiny85 – TinyD. It was a sign to start challenging it with ATtiny13. It took me […]
Nerd Ralph published a new build: Although I’ve been working with AVR MCUs for a number of years now, I had never made a high voltage programmer. I’ve seen some HVSP fuse resetter projects I liked, but I don’t have a tiny2313. I think I was also hesitant to hook up 12V to an AVR, […]
Facelesstech published a new build: So you are using a bare attiny85 in your next project but don’t have room for the programming header, What do you do? I came up with the idea of using pogo pins layed out on A PCB so that they will sit on top of the Attiny85 legs. I […]
Attiny wearable project from Facelesstech: It’s a foundation for a wearable platform. It’s a Nato watch strap threaded through a PCB with a coin cell battery holder between the PCB and the strap. I’m using a Attiny85 this time around but could be used for most chips/dev boards. This is a proof of concept to […]
Davide Gironi posted an update on Xively logger project we covered previously: This embedded platform is a modular and configurable ThingSpeak data logger, built on an ATmega328 micro, usefull to send datapoints to your ThingSpeak feed. This project is an update to the Xively logger presented here See the full post on his blog here.
AtPack – Atmel Pack parser, visualizer and fuse calculator from Vagrearg: Looking for an up-to-date fuse-calculator for the Atmel(*) AVR chips has been something of a long search. There are several online versions, but they have not been updated to the new chips (like the ATmega328PB). When you have got an itch, you simply scratch […]
Nicu Florica writes: A reader of my sites and blogs, Mr. Liviu Hinoveanu wanted to replace classical DRL module made with 555 with Attiny85 programmed in Arduino style. He send me the schematic and PCB designed with Livewire and PCB Wisard software After I undertand what module must work, I write DRL_ATtiny85.ino sketch. Mr. Hinoveanu […]
Facelesstech published a new build: So when I was into using just a atmega328 dip chip I make a programmer header for it that also had a crystal and the capacitors need to make it function. I wanted to do the same for the attiny85. As you know you have to use a ISP programmer […]
Igendel writes, “What is the lowest possible clock frequency at which a microcontroller can still do useful work? Here’s a little project that attempts to explore this weird question.” See the full post on his blog here, It’s Every Bit For Itself. Check out the video after the break.
An ultrasonic audio transmitter receiver system from Vinod S. Hi all, this is another mad project. Aim of the project is to transmit laptop audio via ultrasound to few meters and then receive it and demodulate it and playback the audio on a speaker. See the full post on his blog. Check out the video after […]
Dr. Scott M. Baker published a new build: The original reason for this project is that I wanted to build a standalone RC2014 with keyboard and display. There is an official RC2014 serial keyboard, but I find it a little inconvenient for my big fingers and poor eyesight. I have plenty of old PS/2 keyboards […]
Scott Harden writes: Here I demonstrate how to use a single microcontroller pin to generate action-potential-like waveforms. The output is similar my fully analog action potential generator circuit, but the waveform here is created in an entirely different way. A microcontroller is at the core of this project and determines when to fire action potentials. […]
Scott Harden has a nice build log on his TTL triggered stimulus generator project: I was presented with a need to rapidly develop a pulse generator to take a TTL input and output a programmable output (for now 0.1 ms pulses at 20 Hz for as long as the input is high). I achieved this […]
Designed and built by Simon Inns, a universal USB to quadrature mouse adapter project – SmallyMouse2: SmallyMouse2 is a universal USB to quadrature mouse adapter for many 8-bit and 16-bit retro computers and allows the use of modern USB mice on machines such as the Acorn BBC Micro, Acorn Master, Acorn Archimedes, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST […]
Steve Smith from ProjectAVR has published a new build: On the board, I included several options to tailor the design to the builders taste. Provision for both a digispark board or bare ATTiny85 chip, small or large tact switches and a jumper to defeat the LEDs supply resistor for extra brightness. I chose to build […]