4-20 mA current output for Arduino Uno

Giovanni Carrera writes, “The purpose of this project is to provide a 4-20 mA output from a PWM signal generated by a microcontroller ATmega328 and numerous other chips, such as the PIC. One of the more interesting applications of this circuit would be to replace or to realize a smart sensor with Arduino.” More details […]

Gnat-Stats, Tiny OLED PC performance monitor

Rupert Hirst writes: After a recent purchase of a Nvidia GTX1080 graphics card, 4k monitor plus Doom(2016), I thought it would be great to see some external telemetry… from my exorbitant purchase. Then, I Stumbled upon on Psyrax’s “Serialmonitor” GitHub repository! Armed with an Arduino ProMicro plus a 128×64 pixel OLED display, I compiled the source […]

Dekatron tubes controlled by Arduino

Flathagen writes: Interfacing dekatron tubes with a microcontroller is fairly easy, once you understand how the tubes work. Threeneuron’s Pile o’Poo of Obsolete Crap provides the necessary background information and schematics for making this work. I used two russian OG-4 tubes. I prefer the orange look of the neon tubes rather than the purple look […]

ESP8266 NodeMCU Backdoor uPWM hack for IR signals

The AnalysIR crew has published an article showing how to achieve accurate PWM for Infrared carrier signals on the ESP8266 NodeMCU: Quite simple really – just set the baud rate to 10 times the desired Infrared carrier frequency and send a ‘magic’ 8 bit character to achieve the desired duty cycle. Of course we need […]

LDMOS amplifiers

Pete (N6QW) writes: This project encompasses proving an Arduino Control of a hi Power Linear Amplifier. It is a new departure for N6QW as it has extensive I/O requirements which required moving to the Mega 2560 a Arduino variant that has 56 Digital I/O and 16 Analog Inputs. The on board memory is 256K The […]

How to build a control circuit with adjustable working time via wi-fi

Yahya Tawil over at All About Circuits posted a detailed how-to on building a control circuit with adjustable working time via Wi-Fi: In this article, you’ll learn how to build a system that can turn DC loads on and off using a mobile application. You’ll also learn how to perform this task via immediate actions or via […]

Arduino RFID login

Luke has published a new build: I wanted a simple way of quickly logging on to my computer without having to typing my password in and did not want to have no security either. There are various products on the market that would solve this problem from fingerprint readers to proximity dongles but i decided […]

App note: Interfacing AT84AD001B dual 8-bit 1 Gsps ADC and AVR ATmega128L

e2v’s application note interfacing their 1 Gsps 8-bit ADC to AVR. Link here (PDF) With its smart feature (3-wire serial interface), e2v’s AT84AD001B dual 8-bit 1 Gsps ADC provides you with digital control over various functions offered with the dual ADC: calibration, gain and offset adjustments, DMUX ratio selection, analog and clock input mode, and […]

Get ready for MPLAB Express, throw away your Arduino

Chas from iradan.com writes: I credit the maker movement with bringing electronics back from the crusty old and lonely electronics hobby back into the main stream. The Arduino is the micro of choice for this army of makers and I conceded it made sense… you install the IDE, plugged in your board into the USB port […]

mavroOBD, an open source Arduino compatible OBD/Can-Bus module

Mavromatics’ open source project designed to “hack” your vehicle, that is available on github: The goal of this project it to create an Arduino based OBD port module that can be used to enhance a vehicles capabilites. For example, if you want door locks to close when moving faster than 5mph or to invoke/emulate certain […]