Posts Tagged ‘PIC16f’

Mini breakout board for 18-pin PIC16F series microcontrollers

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Embedded Lab designed a mini breakout board for 18-pin PIC16F series microcontroller: This mini breakout board is designed to simplify prototyping and experimentation work with the popular 18-pin PIC16F series microcontrollers. It is small in size (1.95″ X 0.75″) and is breadboard friendly.

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DIY indoor thermometer and moisture meter

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Raj designed an open hardware DIY indoor thermometer and moisture meter. It's based on the PIC16F688 coupled with the DH11 temperature and humidity sensor. The 7-segment display has auto brightness correction depending on the lighting conditions. This project is about building a microcontroller-based digital room thermometer plus hygrometer that displays...

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Breakout board for PIC16F628/88/1827/1847 microcontrollers

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Raj designed a development board for some of the popular PIC16F microcontrollers. It features everything necessary to get them going. The board includes a reset button, crystal oscillator, power supply, and a pin controlled LED. If you are planning on developing an application using 18-pin PIC16F series microcontroller, this board...

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PIC16F882 development board for workshops

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Here's an Arduino styled PIC16F882 development board built for a university microcontroller noob workshop. A MCP2200 USB-to-Serial IC handles the USB communication, while the board features all the support circuitry required by the PIC, such as the 5v power supply, quartz oscillator, and the ICSP programming header. The board was...

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Using servos with PIC16F microcontrollers

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Raj wrote a tutorial on how-to implement servo control on PIC16F microcontrollers. The article starts off with some servo theory, and is followed with an open source practical example. A servo motor is a special geared DC motor equipped with an electronic circuit for controlling the direction of rotation, as...

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KTechlab IDE: Open source software for microcontroller simulation

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

KTechlab is an open source microcontroller simulation and development application. It features circuit simulation, firmware development, a C compiler, and a flash programmer. So far it supports only old PIC16F84 uCs. KTechLab is a an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the...

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Interfacing a DHT11 humidity and temperature sensor

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Raj show how to interface his PIC16F breakout board with the DHT11 humidity and temperature sensors. The DHT11 uses a proprietary single-wire protocol, not Maxim's 1-Wire (which we consider EOL). This articles discusses the DHT11 sensor which also provides calibrated digital outputs for temperature and humidity but is relatively lot...

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Breakout board for 18pin PIC16F microcontrollers

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Raj made a breakout board for 18pin PIC16F microcontrollers. There are two tact switches on the board: one for reset and other for user input. Similarly, there are two LEDs: one for power-on indicator and the other for user output. The input tact switch and the output LED can be...

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Digital surface level detector

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Shawon made a surface level meter that indicates when the surface of an object is not level. He used an SCA610 single-axis accelerometer to take the measurements. A PIC16F684 microcontroller controls the angle indicator LEDs and a buzzer. You can check out the video of his circuit in action below....

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Through-hole development board for 18-pin PIC microcontrollers

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Raj made an all through-hole development board for 8bit PIC microcontrollers. Feature list is quite impressive: An ICSP header to connect PIC16F1847 to PICkit3 On-board voltage regulator (+5 V) A HD44780 based character LCD display 8 LEDs to read the status of output pins 6 Tact switches for providing inputs...

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