In this video Viktor demonstrates his Spindicator clone with pulse and trail effect project: Although my “original” Spindicator itself was just a clone of this one, mine was well received by the geeks around the world! :) A fellow diy tinkerer … Read more
Tag Archives: microcontroller
An application note from Microchip: IC temperature sensor accuracy compensation with a PIC microcontroller This application note is based on the analog output MCP9700/MCP9701 and serial output MCP9800 temperature sensors.
Here’s an interesting project by Steve of Tangent Audio the AZIZ project, a microcontroller-based LED microscope illuminator: AZIZ is an LED microscope illuminator that I designed and built from scratch. It is designed around a Texas Instruments TLC59116 constant-current PWM LED … Read more
Single phase energy meter using XMEGA A (PDF!): AVR1631 single-phase energy meter design is based on the Atmel XMEGA® A4U microcontroller. This design is a lowcost solution considering the entire requirement for low-cost energy meter discussed in the previous sections.
Jechavarria has designed and built this DSETA board, a CPU based on the Atmel AT89C51RE2: In my last projects, I always use the same CPU. DSETA board, I say in the posts. Well, here it is, a CPU based on … Read more
Lira is an open source Arduino-compatible microcontroller designed by Lyratron: What I came up with is the Lira. It is, as you will see, little more than a breakout board for the ATmega328, but it provides all the bare necessities like voltage … Read more
This video by Johndoe271828 shows three tips for microcontroller programming and debugging.
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 … Read more
Brian writes: I wrote an article over at Microcontrollercentral about using Genetic Algorithms to optimize microcontroller algorithms; in this case a PID control loop. It was a new and fun way of thinking about programming, and I included some source code … Read more
WebWarrior shows us how to program a PIC Microcontroller without a programmer: Here we specifically target the freely available ds30 bootloader for PIC microcontroller and show you how to program your device without the need of an external programmer. The video below … Read more
Today we announce the winner of the Simplecortex v1.3 Cortex M3 Dev Board with onboard debugger! There were lots of great ideas, thanks for your submissions. Congratulations to Ruiner, his idea for a network music player scored him the Simplecortex v1.3: I’ll add … Read more
Later today we will announce the winner of the Simplecortex v1.3 Cortex M3 Dev Board with onboard debugger! Leave a comment on the original contest post with an idea for a cool project. The Simplecortex v1.3 is available for $45.00 from ITead Studio.
Tomorrow we’ll give away Simplecortex v1.3 Cortex M3 Dev Board with onboard debugger! Leave a comment on the original contest post with an idea for a cool project. The Simplecortex v1.3 is available for $45.00 from ITead Studio.
We are giving away a Simplecortex v1.3 Cortex M3 dev-board with an on-board debugger! Leave a comment on yesterday’s post with a project idea, and this board could be yours on Thursday. The Simplecortex v1.3 is available for $45.00 from ITead Studio.
Simplecortex v1.3 is a Cortex M3 dev-board with an on-board debugger. It’s Arduino shield compatible, so you can turbo charge shields with a 32 bit ARM processor. It features a LPC1769 Cortex M3 microcontroller from NXP with 512KB of flash, … Read more
Compare Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontrollers with this online tool. Differences are highlighted in red: This comparison engine has been developed using data found on TI homepage. As there are close to 400 types of MCUs at TI, it’s often difficult … Read more
How to get input from multiple tact switches with a single input pin: A technique of interfacing multiple tact switches using a single ADC input pin was demonstrated using the PIC12F683 microcontroller. A digital input from four tact switches were … Read more
Circuitvalley posted a step by step guide to interfacing Nokia 1100 LCDs with a microcontroller. Via the comments.
This blog demonstrates how to drive a bi-color LED, or any 2 LEDs, by using only one microcontroller pin. Sinking or sourcing current from the LED selects which one will light up. Setting the pin as input turns both LEDs … Read more
R-B built a heart rate measurement from fingertip circuit. He also provided all the design files, and general theory of it’s operation: This project describes a microcontroller based heart rate measuement system that uses optical sensors to measure the alteration … Read more