Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - pic - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:18:19 PST BLOX v1.01 MAGICAL MUSICAL COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/MAGICAL-MUSICAL-COUNTDOWN-TO-CHRISTMAS-MACHINE/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:56:04 PDT
PC Interfacing a GameBoy Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Interfacing-a-GameBoy-Camera/
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Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:37:02 PST
Commodore 64 MOS6581 SID Based Synth / Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Commodore-64-MOS6581-SID-Based-Synth-Sequencer/
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 04:03:48 PST
PURPIC, the wearable PICkit2 clone http://www.instructables.com/id/PURPIC-the-wearable-PICkit2-clone/
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 00:59:58 PST
Bluetooth Wireless Voltage Meter using Wiimote + Pic Chip + AutoIt http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Bluetooth-Voltage-Meter-using-Wiimote-P/
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:20:38 PST
How to drive a lot of LEDs from a few microcontroller pins. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-drive-a-lot-of-LEDs-from-a-few-microcontrol/
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Mon, 22 May 2006 04:02:35 PDT
Simple JDM PIC Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-JDM-PIC-Programmer/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2008 06:27:10 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
The 'One Chip Spinning RGB POV Display' with conversion software. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-One-Chip-Spinning-RGB-POV-Display-with-conve/
The 'One Chip Spinning RGB POV Display' with conversion software. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SMALL.jpg bradsprojects If you have been on the look out for a project that combines, RGB LED's, a motor, a microcontroller and a ridiculous amount of hot melt glue, then you have certainly come to the right place. Allow me to introduce the 'One Chip' Spinning RGB POV Display This project allows you to create (w...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:09:29 PST
Smart Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Button/
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:33:04 PST
Business Card PIC Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Business-Card-PIC-Programmer/
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Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:11:32 PST
A remote controlled power RGB LED mood light. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-remote-controlled-power-RGB-LED-mood-light./
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Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:47:23 PST
Daft Punk Table Replica Graphics Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Daft-Punk-Table-Replica-Graphics-Controller/
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Twitter Watcher, the #twatch http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitter-Watcher-the-twatch/
Twitter Watcher, the #twatch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/71VK/FYTCHIJT/FWG71VKFYTCHIJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/71VK/FYTCHIJT/FWG71VKFYTCHIJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/71VK/FYTCHIJT/FWG71VKFYTCHIJT.SMALL.jpg ian The #twatch scrolls the latest trending topics from Twitter on an LCD screen. It's a stand-alone network appliance that stays updated without a PC. It was awesome to watch #iranelection, Michael Jackson, and other historic events scroll by while we developed the #twatch. This Instructable documents...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:16:05 PDT
Free Electronic Samples http://www.instructables.com/id/Free_Electronic_Samples/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:37:39 PST
How to choose a MicroController http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-choose-a-MicroController/
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Sat, 6 Jan 2007 00:18:56 PST
Pulsing Hubby Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Pulsing-Hubby-Detector/
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Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:06:56 PST
Life Size Operation Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Size-Operation-Game/
Life Size Operation Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/JDFA/F8JUSVIB/FHJJDFAF8JUSVIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/JDFA/F8JUSVIB/FHJJDFAF8JUSVIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/JDFA/F8JUSVIB/FHJJDFAF8JUSVIB.SMALL.jpg mark-mark As a child I loved the Milton Bradley Operation game, the buzzer always scared me when it went off, but it was fun. The object of the Operation game is to remove a body part with out touching the tweezers to the metal sides that surround the object for removal. If you touch any metal sides you mak...
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Sat, 3 Nov 2007 21:21:21 PDT
Programmable watch with four character display http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-watch-with-four-character-display/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2007 19:11:30 PDT
Understanding ICSP for PIC Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-ICSP-for-PIC-Microcontrollers/
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Thu, 14 Sep 2006 05:39:35 PDT