Posts Tagged ‘interface’

Tiny, isolated USB to Xcvr interface (PTT, Audio, CAT, …)

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Mare writes: I will describe here the USB interface between the radio station and the computer which I recently developed and tested. This post is a continuation of the first part, where I described a simple interface for controlling two digital lines using the USB / Serial Converter, where I...

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ATtiny based bidirectional motor control using L293D

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Rahul over at Xanthium has posted a tutorial on interfacing ATtiny with L293D: In this tutorial we will learn to interface L293D with ATMEL ATtiny microcontroller and control them bidirectionally.The microcontroller used here is ATtiny2313A which is interfaced to two L293D motor control chips for controlling upto 4 DC brushed...

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USB to RS485

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Marko Pavlin has published a new build: Testing of sensors with RS485 using PC without proper interface is not possible. Since RS232 interfaces are very rare, the interface should be hooked to USB. The interface between USB and RS485 can be soldered with one of the many FTDI interfaces with...

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A Haskell interface to the Bus Pirate binary interface

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Ben Gamari writes, "This package provides a simple, type-safe interface for working with the Bus Pirate's binary interface."   Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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Insomni’hack CTF 2014: Bus Pirate used as a serial interface to communicate with the MSP430 microcontroller

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Bus Pirate was used to communicate to a MSP430 microcontroller  at Insomni’hack CTF2014 challenge.  q3k of DragonSector writes: The devboard is obviously a Texas Instruments MSP430 launchpad. Attached to it is a Bus Pirate used as a serial interface, and a round device of no obvious use... What could it be..? Nicolas,...

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Interfacing the ADS8328 to an MSP430

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

juani_c has written an article detailing how to interface the ADS8328 to an MSP430: The ADS8328 is a high-speed, low power, successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that uses an external reference. The ADS8328 has an internal clock that is used to run the conversion but can also be programmed to...

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MSP430 optical mouse chip interface – phase 1

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

JWoodrell over at the 430h forum shares his experience interfacing an optical mouse IC (AVAGO ADNS-2051) to an MSP430G2553: My current plan is to gut optical mice for their sensor + lense i can get them for around 2-3 bucks.  the first mouse i gutted had an AVAGO ADNS-2051 sensor...

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Amazing new touchscreen interface

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

[embed][/embed] Fujitsu Laboratories: Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds This new gadget comes directly from Fujitsu Laboratories. They developed what seems to be the next generation of user interface! It can accurately detect the operator's fingers and hand, and can react to certain movements...

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FTDI releases the FT311D USB host IC which provides easy communication with Android devices

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

  FTDI released the FT311D USB host IC for easy communication with Android devices. It features 7 GPIOs, one I2C peripheral, one UART, one SPI, and 4 PWM peripherals. The device acts as a USB host to an Android device, while the Android's app directly controls the peripherals on the...

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Cheap light-based PC to microcontroller communication

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

We've seen some pretty cool projects that use blinking lights on a PC monitor to transfer data to a microcontroller. We did a little research, and here are some example projects we've found. This project uses two photo transistors to read a bar code from the monitor. One handles the...

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Russian Bus Pirate user interface

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Another translation from Nick: Russian Bus Pirate user interface. All translations are appreciated. The wiki is open to anyone with a forum account. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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Microcontrollers and simple wireless data transfer

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Getting started with microcontrollers and simple wireless data transfer: I thought you guys might like this article, it shows you how to get started using those $10 433 MHz RF tx/rx pairs. The article explains the theory, shows an example schematic for receiver/transmitter and has the project firmware for both...

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  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...
  • jose: Part removal described here is pure butchery, the cheapest hot air station will do a fast and clean job removing the QFP, heat air to...
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