Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - micro http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:42:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Building an .OGG Player using the Pocket Mini Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-OGG-Player-using-the-Pocket-Mini-Comp/
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 08:45:19 PST
Bit Banging and Boolean Math without the Math http://www.instructables.com/id/Bit-Banging-and-Boolean-Math-without-the-Math/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 12:09:30 PST
Build your own Storytime Bear http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Storytime-Bear/
Build your own Storytime Bear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/MMSM/H9G175YZ/F9PMMSMH9G175YZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/MMSM/H9G175YZ/F9PMMSMH9G175YZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/MMSM/H9G175YZ/F9PMMSMH9G175YZ.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered The holidays are coming up!   I've got a great idea for a fun gift for that favorite preschooler, and you'll learn how to make things talk at the same time! Let me introduce you to Storytime Bear, the stuffed animal that can sing, tell stories, or say anything you want. Storytime Bear is power...
By: Propellerpowered

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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:53:16 PST
Color Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Sensor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/3R3D/H8RK933I/FUQ3R3DH8RK933I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/3R3D/H8RK933I/FUQ3R3DH8RK933I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/3R3D/H8RK933I/FUQ3R3DH8RK933I.SMALL.jpg Husham Samir This is a simple color sensor using  Atmega16 MCU and can sense Red ,Green and Blue color. How it works: the sensor consist from LDR sensor and RGB LED ,so when the object putted on the sensor the light that emitting  from RGB LED will reflected from the object  to LDR sensor and read it by ADC of...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:56:04 PDT
Building a Retro Synthesizer with the Pocket Mini Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Retro-Synthesizer-with-the-Pocket-Mini-/
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By: Propellerpowered

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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:42:58 PDT
TV Out for the Pocket Mini Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Out-for-the-Pocket-Mini-Computer/
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:35:10 PDT
Take over "your" world using BASIC http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-over-your-world-using-BASIC/
Take over "your" world using BASIC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FX4D/H6S40ZBT/FOBFX4DH6S40ZBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FX4D/H6S40ZBT/FOBFX4DH6S40ZBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/FX4D/H6S40ZBT/FOBFX4DH6S40ZBT.SMALL.jpg Propellerpowered Pinky:        "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?" The Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!"                                                                                             --Pinky and the Brain Trying to come up with an amazing Halloween ...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 20:18:52 PDT
Calling Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) http://www.instructables.com/id/Calling-Bulletin-Board-Systems-BBS/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 18:44:18 PDT
How to use Google docs for data logging http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Google-docs-for-data-logging/
How to use Google docs for data logging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/RK05/H337JJP2/FJYRK05H337JJP2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/RK05/H337JJP2/FJYRK05H337JJP2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/RK05/H337JJP2/FJYRK05H337JJP2.SMALL.jpg morthole I have a Netduino+ hooked up on the Internet with data logging  via Google docs. Before i found this i was collecting the data via a SD card, on the Netduino. I read almost every day Hackaday here i stumbled up at http://hackaday.com/2012/05/31/data-logging-directly-to-google-docs-google-drive/ Bu...
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:47:11 PDT
LED Microcontroller Debug Module http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Microcontroller-Debug-Module/
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:27:27 PDT
Building your own retro style microcomputer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-retro-style-microcomputer/
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 16:50:27 PDT
WEBSD http://www.instructables.com/id/WEBSD/
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:47:11 PST
YEAAAUGH, WHHAT? OKKKAY! Lil Jon Easy Button http://www.instructables.com/id/YEAAAUGH-WHHAT-OKKKAY-Lil-Jon-Easy-Button/
YEAAAUGH, WHHAT? OKKKAY! Lil Jon Easy Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/J28T/GJQEJCZR/FW3J28TGJQEJCZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/J28T/GJQEJCZR/FW3J28TGJQEJCZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/J28T/GJQEJCZR/FW3J28TGJQEJCZR.SMALL.jpg Zuofu Ever wish the Staples Easy Button (R) could say something better than the mundane "That was easy."? How about a Lil Jon button? YEAAAUGH, OKKKAY! LET'S GO! What you will need (and where to get it): NOTE: You will need  a way to program a dsPIC33 (a microcontroller from Microchip.com). I r...
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Sat, 5 Feb 2011 15:51:02 PST
Make a breadboard adapter for your AVR microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-breadboard-adapter-for-your-AVR-microcontro/
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Fri, 19 Nov 2010 01:29:04 PST
$3.50 DIY TV-B-Gone Micro http://www.instructables.com/id/350-DIY-TV-B-Gone-Mico/
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Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:39:29 PDT
Control Anything with one AVR pin http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Lots-of-LEDs-with-one-AVR-pin/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:13:54 PDT
Free Electronic Samples http://www.instructables.com/id/Free_Electronic_Samples/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:37:39 PST
Micro controller programming: Making a set of traffic lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-controller-programming%3a-Making-a-set-of-traf/
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:03:40 PDT
8 Bit Serial Digital to Analog (5v range) Converter for microcontrollers (when TTL and Resistors is all you've got) http://www.instructables.com/id/8-Bit-Serial-Digital-to-Analog-5v-range-Converte/
8 Bit Serial Digital to Analog (5v range) Converter for microcontrollers (when TTL and Resistors is all you've got) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/9H60/X8MEVYDVXEP/F9F9H60X8MEVYDVXEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/9H60/X8MEVYDVXEP/F9F9H60X8MEVYDVXEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/9H60/X8MEVYDVXEP/F9F9H60X8MEVYDVXEP.SMALL.jpg Proteus So I needed a DAC (digital to analog converter) to use with my pic12F675 , and for those of you who have never heard of this little fella, it's an 8 pin microcontroller from Microchip that has only 6 I/O pins... This is a very simple circuit that converts Digital data (serial input) to Analog value...
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