Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:09:47 PST BLOX v1.01 Heavy duty portable charger for usb devices (phones, iPad, etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavy-duty-portable-charger-for-usb-devices-phone/
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Sat, 1 May 2010 13:39:49 PDT
C Library for HD44780 LCD Display Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Library-for-HD44780-LCD-Display-Controller/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:47:18 PST
Home Automation with HomeGenie http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Automation-with-HomeGenie/
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 05:57:38 PST
Remote Relay Using Particle Photon http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Relay-Using-Particle-Photon/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:34:05 PDT
How to Program ATtiny2313 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Program-ATtiny2313-Current-and-Updated/
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:05:09 PDT
Programmable Battery Protection [Open Source] http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Battery-Protection-Open-Source/
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:09:34 PST
AVR High voltage programming (Fuses rescue) http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-High-voltage-programming-Fuses-rescue/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:24:23 PDT
How a PULL UP and PULL DOWN resistor works http://www.instructables.com/id/How-a-PULL-UP-and-PULL-DOWN-Resistor-Works/
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Sat, 5 Nov 2016 06:58:08 PDT
Integrate ArduinoISP and Atmel Studio http://www.instructables.com/id/Integrate-ArduinoISP-and-Atmel-Studio/
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:51:02 PDT
Attiny85 as a Step/Dir Stepper Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny85-as-a-StepDir-Stepper-Motor-Controller/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:42:30 PDT
Debugging AVR code in Linux with simavr http://www.instructables.com/id/Debugging-AVR-code-in-Linux-with-simavr/
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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:18:54 PST
Life Size Operation Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Size-Operation-Game/
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Sat, 3 Nov 2007 21:21:21 PDT
HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT http://www.instructables.com/id/HackerBoxes-0011-HAX0R-TREAT/
HackerBoxes 0011: HAX0R TREAT - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/7GSU/ITQ33III/FAT7GSUITQ33III.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/7GSU/ITQ33III/FAT7GSUITQ33III.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/7GSU/ITQ33III/FAT7GSUITQ33III.SMALL.jpg HackerBoxes [cue theme music]HAX0R TREAT: This month, HackerBox Hackers are exploring motion detection and wireless signaling between multiple microcontroller nodes to create pranks and tricks. This Instructable contains information for working with HackerBoxes #0011. If you would like to receive...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:44 PDT
Gas Burner Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Burner-Controller/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:05:26 PST
Use Visual Studio IDE to Program AVR/Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Visual-Studio-2010-to-Compile-AVR-Hex-Files/
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Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:31:31 PDT
Wireless Radio Frequency Module Using PIC Microcontroller. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Radio-Frequency-Module-Using-PIC-Microcon/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:53:11 PDT
digital voltmeter using arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/digital-voltmeter-using-arduino/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 02:54:45 PDT
Standalone WiFi Radio Control Panel (Arduino-Powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Standalone-WiFi-Radio-Control-Panel-Arduino-Power/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:51:17 PST
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/TZ5I/GJQEAALF/FA4TZ5IGJQEAALF.SQUARE.jpg https://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
How to use a 74HC595 Shift Register with a AVR ATtiny13 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-74HC595-Shift-Register-with-a-AVR-ATt/
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Sun, 2 May 2010 19:04:22 PDT
How to fix dead atmega and attiny avr chips http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-dead-atmega-and-attiny-avr-chips/
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Sun, 6 Jun 2010 08:25:07 PDT
Interfacing 16x2 LCD with msp430 launchpad in 4 bit mode http://www.instructables.com/id/16x2-LCD-interfacing-in-4-bit-mode/
Interfacing 16x2 LCD with msp430 launchpad in 4 bit mode - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/A80N/HO239WKV/FOBA80NHO239WKV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/A80N/HO239WKV/FOBA80NHO239WKV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/A80N/HO239WKV/FOBA80NHO239WKV.SMALL.jpg msminhas93 In this instructable I'm writing about 16x2 LCD interfacing with msp430g2553 microcontroller. If you don't know about 8 bit mode then I recommend that you read my instructable on 8 bit interfacing. Now I'm assuming in this instructable that you've already read that part. Theory Need for 4 bit mo...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:42:32 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
How to use Google docs for data logging http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Google-docs-for-data-logging/
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:47:11 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
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Fri, 4 May 2012 15:20:09 PDT
BaW-Bot Part 1: Build an Arduino on a Board http://www.instructables.com/id/BaW-Bot-Part-1-Build-an-Arduino-on-a-Board/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:57:33 PDT
Automated Plant Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Plant-Watering-System/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:46 PDT
Getting started with ubuntu and the AVR dragon http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-ubuntu-and-the-AVR-dragon/
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Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:39:13 PST
Arduino Ohm Meter with LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ohm-Meter-with-LCD/
Arduino Ohm Meter with LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/M6RC/I8OBEEUM/FEGM6RCI8OBEEUM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/M6RC/I8OBEEUM/FEGM6RCI8OBEEUM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/M6RC/I8OBEEUM/FEGM6RCI8OBEEUM.SMALL.jpg Ritik Bhardwaj This Instructable Will show you how to make a Digital Ohm Meter using Arduino.This Ohm Meter is very Precise...and totally DIY. Gather all the material. 1) Arduino UNO (or any other Arduino)2) Breadboard3) 16X2 LCD Display 4) Jumper wires5) 1X 1000 Ohm Resistor6) A Potentiometer Connect the ...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:19:19 PDT
How to build a self navigating Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-self-navigating-Robot/
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Sun, 6 Feb 2011 08:07:44 PST
Music Playing Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Playing-Alarm-Clock/
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Mon, 7 Feb 2011 22:46:31 PST
Mini USB Keyboard with a $7 Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-USB-Keyboard-with-a-7-Microcontroller/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:30:06 PDT
Radio Telemetry for a Model Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-Telemetry-for-a-Model-Rocket/
Radio Telemetry for a Model Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UVCO/GJQEGQ8X/FXLUVCOGJQEGQ8X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UVCO/GJQEGQ8X/FXLUVCOGJQEGQ8X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/UVCO/GJQEGQ8X/FXLUVCOGJQEGQ8X.SMALL.jpg MakersBox Flying model rockets is fun, but there is always the question of how high did it go. Using a programmable micro-controller and some sensors, you can monitor the entire phase of flight and measure acceleration and altitude, among other things. With this project, I’ll show you how I did just that, usi...
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 11:25:12 PST
How to Program a PIC Microcontroller & Read an Encoder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Program-a-PIC-Microcontroller-Read-an-Encod/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:37:42 PST
multifunction RGB LED controller using PIC12F675 http://www.instructables.com/id/multifunction-RGB-LED-controller-using-PIC12F675/
multifunction RGB LED controller using PIC12F675 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/UT5I/HM8D56WJ/FCOUT5IHM8D56WJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/UT5I/HM8D56WJ/FCOUT5IHM8D56WJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/UT5I/HM8D56WJ/FCOUT5IHM8D56WJ.SMALL.jpg Jestin_Cubetech multifunction RGB LED controller using low cost PIC12F675 microcontroller. features: 1, 4+1 mode operation a single potentiometer and single button switch used for multiple operation 2, EEPROM Memory option for mode selection :- the last mode will be saved. 3, mode1 automatic hue saturati...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:02:48 PDT
Cheap PIC Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-the-worlds-smallest-and-cheapest-PIC-/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2008 03:51:35 PST
Beginner's ESP32 guide to assembly & (beta) testing http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-ESP32-Guide-to-Assembly-Testing/
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:36:13 PST
AVR Transistor Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-Transistor-Tester/
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Thu, 5 Nov 2015 05:00:38 PST
Python and Word Lists http://www.instructables.com/id/Python-and-Word-Lists/
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:17:29 PDT
Program PIC with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-PIC-with-Arduino-1/
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:46:25 PST
Single Chip Computer: Easy to produce AVR BASIC Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Chip-AVR-BASIC-Computer/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:29:29 PDT
VUSBTiny AVR SPI Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/VUSBTiny-AVR-SPI-Programmer/
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Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:13:54 PST
Homemade DAC A/D Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-DAC-AD-Converter/
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Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:41:31 PDT
ESP8266 Maker's IoT Kit: PCB breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Makers-IoT-Kit-for-ESP8266-ESP-01/
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 05:34:16 PST
Arduino Airsoft Turret http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Airsoft-Turret/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:06:00 PST
RC controlled rgb led strip http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-controlled-LED-strip/
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:08:49 PST
LinkIt ONE GPS tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/LinkIt-ONE-GPS-tracker/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:39:59 PDT
Honey, I Shrunk the Arduino: Moving from Arduino to ATtiny and writing your code in pure AVR-C http://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Arduino-Moving-from-Arduino-t/
Honey, I Shrunk the Arduino: Moving from Arduino to ATtiny and writing your code in pure AVR-C - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/VXGO/HHJOINW3/FCBVXGOHHJOINW3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/VXGO/HHJOINW3/FCBVXGOHHJOINW3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/VXGO/HHJOINW3/FCBVXGOHHJOINW3.SMALL.jpg internaut Arduino is a great hard- and software platform, but with all its features it is also a bit bloated and often you only need a small part of all the features. Sometimes your project requires to have smaller and cheaper devices. What you might need is the ATtiny microcontroller! For about $1 you can ge...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 02:54:12 PDT
ATTiny45/85 LCD display control with a shift register, programmed in Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny4585-LCD-display-control-with-a-shift-regis/
ATTiny45/85 LCD display control with a shift register, programmed in Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/49EJ/GWF5UDG1/FHF49EJGWF5UDG1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/49EJ/GWF5UDG1/FHF49EJGWF5UDG1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/49EJ/GWF5UDG1/FHF49EJGWF5UDG1.SMALL.jpg baharini Running Arduino on an ATTiny45 of 85 chip is a huge cost-saver for mini-projects. However, you cannot connect a HD44780 compatible LCD display as you require 6 outputs, but you only have 5. This issue can be solved by using a shift register to control it using only 3 pins! That means you still have ...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:50:26 PST
8x8 LED matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8-LED-matrix/
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Fri, 22 May 2009 18:54:02 PDT