Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:56:35 PST BLOX v1.01 VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 PST
Better Smarter Mousetrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Smarter-Mousetrap/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:22:47 PST
How to Let The Whole World Control Your Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Let-The-Whole-World-Control-Your-Desk-Lamp/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:53 PST
Understanding the Laser Shooting Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-the-Laser-Shooting-Game/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:00:07 PST
Spark Core Send-a-Tweet (spark.io) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-Send-a-Tweet-sparkio/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:52:26 PST
Spark Core Read-a-Tweet (spark.io) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-Read-a-Tweet-sparkio/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:48:33 PST
Microcontroller Register Manipulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-Register-Manipulation/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:43 PST
CuckooTankard: A new approach on beerable computing http://www.instructables.com/id/CuckooTankard-A-new-approach-on-beerable-computing/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:19:40 PST
Control SparkCore using Python http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-SparkCore-using-Python/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:37:21 PST
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
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/SparkTwister-A-Wearable-Game-Using-the-Sparkio-Spa/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:43:45 PST
Touch switch for MSP430 launchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-switch-for-MSP430-launchpad/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:05:00 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Protype for a Bat Detector using SparkCore and Internet Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Protype-for-a-Bat-Detector-using-SparkCore-and-Int/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:56:55 PST
Simple Accelerometer In labVIEW http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Accelerometer-In-labVIEW/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:27:50 PST
Arduino light dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-lamp-dimmer/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:24:15 PST
Wireless Notice Board using SIM 300 and EK-TM4C1294XL http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Notice-Board-using-SIM-300-and-EK-TM4C129/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:33:32 PST
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 8: Adding a Button to the Microcontroller and Making it Do Something http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-8-Atmel-Studio-6/
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:31:33 PST
Connecting the Spark Core using a Mac (OS X) http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-the-Spark-Core-using-a-Mac-OS-X/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:32:19 PST
JAAR - Just Another Autonomous Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/JAAR-Just-Another-Autonomous-Robot/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 03:40:32 PST
DIY $1 PIC 12f675 JDM Programmer (Cheap and Easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1-PIC-12f675-JDM-Programmer-Cheap-and-Easy/
DIY $1 PIC 12f675 JDM Programmer (Cheap and Easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi EveryBody i am Again Doing something. and it is with PIC's!Almost Everybody do not want a Big Arduino in their projects or to control a rgb led with Arduino uno?Enjoy Compressing your projects with PIC and Attiny too. but in this wwe will be making a PIC Programmer To Program 12f675 PIC. Here i a...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:53:50 PST
Making Tactile 3D Prints Talk http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Tactile-3D-Prints-Talk/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:30:36 PST
Implementation of Intelligent Polling System using GSM Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Implementation-of-Intelligent-Polling-System-using/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 22:22:25 PST
DIY USB DJ Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-DJ-Controller/
DIY USB DJ Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/28YM/I2150VCV/FNS28YMI2150VCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/28YM/I2150VCV/FNS28YMI2150VCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/28YM/I2150VCV/FNS28YMI2150VCV.SMALL.jpg aglass0fmilk Many people are getting into DJing these days, whether as a means of self-expression or a way to make extra money. I enjoy DJing because it provides a more interesting, involved, and interactive music-listening experience, whether in company of friends or while in private.Hardware DJ Controllers are...
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:45:30 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
You Have Mail! Gets the Latest email and displays to an LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/You-Have-Mail-Gets-the-Latest-email-and-displays-t/
You Have Mail! Gets the Latest email and displays to an LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SMALL.jpg jimeer01 IntroductionThis project does a relatively simple job and has been purposely kept that way to encourage further experimentation. By using ByPic the user is able to modify the code simply by modifying the existing and downloading again no programmer is needed.In case you haven't watched the video ...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:23:26 PST
GPS Finder/Telemetry for RC-Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/GPS-FinderTelemetry-for-RC-Plane/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:56:07 PST
ATTiny84 + LCD + LM35 Temperature sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny84-LCD-LM35-Temperature-sensor/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 08:17:11 PDT
7 segment pov 16F84 http://www.instructables.com/id/7-segment-pov-16F84/
7 segment pov 16F84 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/1EI2/I1XEJB7C/FEK1EI2I1XEJB7C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/1EI2/I1XEJB7C/FEK1EI2I1XEJB7C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/1EI2/I1XEJB7C/FEK1EI2I1XEJB7C.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 This is a post about the POV ( Persistence of Vision ) Display that uses one 7 Segment display.In short, I made this little project as a proof of concept of something I 've always noticed in many electronic devices those used 7 segment display. Devices like 7 segment display clocks and mete...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:04:39 PDT
Braille language enabled cell phone for visually impaired people http://www.instructables.com/id/Brail-language-cell-phone-for-visually-impaired-pe/
Braille language enabled cell phone for visually impaired people - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/22ZD/I1XEJ20Y/FRG22ZDI1XEJ20Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/22ZD/I1XEJ20Y/FRG22ZDI1XEJ20Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/22ZD/I1XEJ20Y/FRG22ZDI1XEJ20Y.SMALL.jpg JAYWANT MALI The mobile phones today have changed human lives in many ways. There is great need to extend various features provided by cell phones for blind person. We strongly believe that these benefits will contribute at large and will increase exponentially work efficiency for Visually Impaired People. Propo...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:15:14 PDT
HDD Clock - persistence of vision http://www.instructables.com/id/HDD-Clock-persistence-of-vision/
HDD Clock - persistence of vision - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/42RP/I1WHG8PE/FW242RPI1WHG8PE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/42RP/I1WHG8PE/FW242RPI1WHG8PE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/42RP/I1WHG8PE/FW242RPI1WHG8PE.SMALL.jpg pityukecske 1. Quite a few POV clocks out there, why is this special?Well, mainly because it's mine. There are quite a few POV clocks out there on the web using all sorts of display mechanisms, chassis, controllers. The one I decided to build isn't exactly one of them, the main difference being in the way I wan...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:06:20 PDT
Alternating Blinker Circuit made of Timer NE 555P http://www.instructables.com/id/Alternating-Blinker-Circuit-made-of-Timer-NE-555P/
Alternating Blinker Circuit made of Timer NE 555P - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/I7X0/I1WHHC44/F4YI7X0I1WHHC44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/I7X0/I1WHHC44/F4YI7X0I1WHHC44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/I7X0/I1WHHC44/F4YI7X0I1WHHC44.SMALL.jpg bastelking Here is shown, how to build an alternating blinker circuit.Try out and enjoy! Materiallist & Schematics What you need:Power source (USB TTL Module 5V OUT)BreadboardJumper WireTimer NE555PResistor 1K OhmResistor 10K Ohm2 X Resistor 220 Ohm2 X LEDCapacitors ( 16V - 22uF/33uF/100uF/120uF/220uF/330uF...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:53:52 PDT
Blue Smart Socket- Device/App(smart surge protector) http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Smart-Socket-DeviceApp/
Blue Smart Socket- Device/App(smart surge protector) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/4RZ3/I1XEJAGR/FUI4RZ3I1XEJAGR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/4RZ3/I1XEJAGR/FUI4RZ3I1XEJAGR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/4RZ3/I1XEJAGR/FUI4RZ3I1XEJAGR.SMALL.jpg rannabat Blue Smart Socket is a smart power socket that can be controlled with Blue Smart Socket, a smart phone app build for the device.Aim of the project is to control the Home appliances remotely, control the light based on visibility and control the fans and A/C based on current room temperature.Why we n...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:00:18 PDT
Multi color digital clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-color-digital-clock/
Multi color digital clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/JUFB/I1TQGBKO/FR1JUFBI1TQGBKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/JUFB/I1TQGBKO/FR1JUFBI1TQGBKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/JUFB/I1TQGBKO/FR1JUFBI1TQGBKO.SMALL.jpg ahmed attia In this instructable we will make a bi-color digital clock which can display the time ,temperature and dateThis PIC project uses an I2C (or IIC) Real Time Clock IC (DS1307) and a four digit seven segment display to create a standard digital clock and eight small seven segment to display the date.we ...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:30:36 PDT
Raspberry Pi - Model B+ Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Model-B-Setup/
Raspberry Pi - Model B+ Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/AS0G/I1TPPG61/FHTAS0GI1TPPG61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/AS0G/I1TPPG61/FHTAS0GI1TPPG61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/AS0G/I1TPPG61/FHTAS0GI1TPPG61.SMALL.jpg averybot The Raspberry Pi Model B+ is a credit card sized computer with a Micro SD Card as a hard drive and 512MB of RAM. You install a Linux based software onto the SD Card and insert it to the bottom of the Pi. There are GPIO ports on the right hand side of the Pi that can be hooked up to LEDs, motors, sen...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:57:53 PDT
Fog Machine Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Fog-Machine-Timer/
Fog Machine Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/G2NY/I1T5209T/FARG2NYI1T5209T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/G2NY/I1T5209T/FARG2NYI1T5209T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/G2NY/I1T5209T/FARG2NYI1T5209T.SMALL.jpg rjkorn A couple of years ago I got this fogger on eBay pretty cheap. It needed some help. The pump was stuck so I disassembled it and got it cleaned out and working again. I wanted to use it for Halloween this year but I don't want to have to press the button every few minutes. A long time ago I made a lon...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:03:50 PDT
Venus Fly Trap Toy powered by Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Venus-Fly-Trap-Toy/
Venus Fly Trap Toy powered by Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/798Z/I1SB8BD2/FJ2798ZI1SB8BD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/798Z/I1SB8BD2/FJ2798ZI1SB8BD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/798Z/I1SB8BD2/FJ2798ZI1SB8BD2.SMALL.jpg pcheng1 I are builded a Venus Fly Trap flower toy. Users can interact with the toy by using their mobile phone. For example, users can use their phone to feed the venus fly trap flower bugs, water the venus fly trap flower, and even use phone flash lights to light the fly trap flower.All these interactions ...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:35:08 PDT
Blinker Circuit with Timer EN555P and Resistors DIY Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinker-Circuit-with-Timer-EN555P-and-Resistors-DI/
Blinker Circuit with Timer EN555P and Resistors DIY Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8WGM/I1TQ48TA/F2T8WGMI1TQ48TA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8WGM/I1TQ48TA/F2T8WGMI1TQ48TA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8WGM/I1TQ48TA/F2T8WGMI1TQ48TA.SMALL.jpg bastelking Here is shown how to plug a blinker circuit quick and easy. Materiallist and Schematics What you need:Power Source (USB TTL Module 3,3V OUT)BreadboardJumper WireBridge or Cable2 X Resistor 1K OhmResistor 560 OhmTimer NE555PLEDvarious Capacitors for Blinkfrequency:16V-22Uf/33uF/47uF/100uF/120uF/22...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:12:11 PDT
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 7: Revising the First Program to Make the LED Blink http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-7-Revising-the-Fir/
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 7: Revising the First Program to Make the LED Blink - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/PBKO/I1TPQAIW/F3YPBKOI1TPQAIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/PBKO/I1TPQAIW/F3YPBKOI1TPQAIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/PBKO/I1TPQAIW/F3YPBKOI1TPQAIW.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary You've written the first program, which turned on an LED. Yeah, that was spectacular! Well, not really, but let's introduce a little bit of craziness to the LED. We'll give it a "bi-polar" personality by making it blink. Then we'll step it up a notch and make it blink really fast. The program is sur...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:03:19 PDT
Getting started with TI's MSP430-gcc and the MSP430 Launchpad on Linux http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-TIs-MSP430-gcc-and-the-MSP430/
Getting started with TI's MSP430-gcc and the MSP430 Launchpad on Linux - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/IUVH/I1NUEHHM/FK0IUVHI1NUEHHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/IUVH/I1NUEHHM/FK0IUVHI1NUEHHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/IUVH/I1NUEHHM/FK0IUVHI1NUEHHM.SMALL.jpg simplyembedded In this Instructable I will show you how to get started with the TI msp430-gcc toolchain on Linux, specifically Lubuntu. TI officially released msp430-gcc after taking it over from the open source community. This [hopefully] means there will be support for the latest chips as well as improvements an...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:21:16 PDT
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 6: Writing the First Program to Turn On an LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-6-Writing-the-Firs/
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 6: Writing the First Program to Turn On an LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/JXGN/I1NUFQCI/FB0JXGNI1NUFQCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/JXGN/I1NUFQCI/FB0JXGNI1NUFQCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/JXGN/I1NUFQCI/FB0JXGNI1NUFQCI.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary I know that you are ready to write the first program. You have been through a lot so far! While we are on the subject, let's recap the events. You went out and purchased the AVR Atmel Microcontroller of your choice. I chose theATMega32 for my uses. You were introduced to the concept of microcontroll...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:24:44 PDT
World Wide Web Control for under $30.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/World-Wide-Web-Control-for-under-3000/
World Wide Web Control for under $30.00 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FPN/64PB/I1KJPAYX/FPN64PBI1KJPAYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FPN/64PB/I1KJPAYX/FPN64PBI1KJPAYX.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FPN/64PB/I1KJPAYX/FPN64PBI1KJPAYX.SMALL.jpg jimeer01 Applications for this project include:Controlling items and getting information using any browser on any device (tablet/PC/phone) and also using low power mode to send back information from a remote locations for example monitoring water levels, wildlife etc.To demonstrate what can be done the proje...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:27:15 PDT
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 5: Testing the Programmer and Building the First Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-5-Testing-the-Prog/
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 5: Testing the Programmer and Building the First Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FMA/H0HS/I1LYZOM9/FMAH0HSI1LYZOM9.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FMA/H0HS/I1LYZOM9/FMAH0HSI1LYZOM9.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FMA/H0HS/I1LYZOM9/FMAH0HSI1LYZOM9.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary So far, you should have all the software installed and constructed the interface that will provide a convenient connection from the programmer to the microcontroller (MCU). For the next step, you will need a breadboard (the ones with numbers are very helpful), an LED, and a resistor of a size approp...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:24:38 PDT
MAGICAL MUSICAL COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/MAGICAL-MUSICAL-COUNTDOWN-TO-CHRISTMAS-MACHINE/
MAGICAL MUSICAL COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS MACHINE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/3VO7/I1FQ6ORN/FBT3VO7I1FQ6ORN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/3VO7/I1FQ6ORN/FBT3VO7I1FQ6ORN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/3VO7/I1FQ6ORN/FBT3VO7I1FQ6ORN.SMALL.jpg Giant RC Guy This all started when my youngest Grandson asked how long is it until Christmas?I started thinking of some way for a three year old to understand what how long means? Like the relationship between Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds. He knew what "Today" was as well as Tomorrow,, but beyond that,,, Kno...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:56:04 PDT
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 4: Installing the Programming Environment (WinAVR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-4-Installing-the-P/
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 4: Installing the Programming Environment (WinAVR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/ST2C/I1KJJQ1R/F9OST2CI1KJJQ1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/ST2C/I1KJJQ1R/F9OST2CI1KJJQ1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/ST2C/I1KJJQ1R/F9OST2CI1KJJQ1R.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary Welcome to the next step in our series. We'll be introducing some basic programming elements now. This tutorial is simply about installing your programming environment. The programming environment we will be using is called WinAVR. To be able to make the microcontroller do something useful, we must ...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:17:07 PDT
chipKIT's COM Port http://www.instructables.com/id/chipKITs-COM-Port/
chipKIT's COM Port - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/YSBI/I1NVCFNE/F2EYSBII1NVCFNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/YSBI/I1NVCFNE/F2EYSBII1NVCFNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/YSBI/I1NVCFNE/F2EYSBII1NVCFNE.SMALL.jpg dacook13 This is a Quick instructable on how to figure out which COM Port your computer has assigned to your chipKIT. Plug in chipKIT Plug in the chipKIT into your computer. If this is the first time you have ever plugged in the chipKIT into your computer, wait for windows auto install the drivers. Sear...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:44:24 PDT
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 3: Transferring a Program into the Microcontroller (Drivers) http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-3-Transferring-a-P/
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 3: Transferring a Program into the Microcontroller (Drivers) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/1Z80/I1EU5GY8/FJT1Z80I1EU5GY8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/1Z80/I1EU5GY8/FJT1Z80I1EU5GY8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/1Z80/I1EU5GY8/FJT1Z80I1EU5GY8.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary Welcome to Part 3. This is a smaller tutorial that will deal with simply loading drivers to make sure your programmer can communicate with your computer properly. Please note that sometimes TinyISP and USBAVR devices now come preloaded with Windows Drivers and should be automatically recognized by t...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:04:47 PDT
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 2: Creating an SPI Interface from the Programmer to the Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-Microcontrollers-Part-2-Creating-an-SPI-/
Beginning Microcontrollers Part 2: Creating an SPI Interface from the Programmer to the Microcontroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/XTV1/I1C1HVFH/FS4XTV1I1C1HVFH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/XTV1/I1C1HVFH/FS4XTV1I1C1HVFH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/XTV1/I1C1HVFH/FS4XTV1I1C1HVFH.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary Hello, we hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Beginning Microcontrollers. We are going to move along into Part 2 and start talking about interfaces and how to get your microcontroller to communicate with a computer. So, at this point, you should be familiar with the concept of the microcontroller (MCU). You ...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:18:49 PDT
Solder your own Diavolino - maak je eigen minicomputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-your-own-Diavolino-maak-je-eigen-minicomput/
Solder your own Diavolino - maak je eigen minicomputer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/4S63/I1C1H92J/F7R4S63I1C1H92J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/4S63/I1C1H92J/F7R4S63I1C1H92J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/4S63/I1C1H92J/F7R4S63I1C1H92J.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Soldeer stap-voor-stap je eigen Diavolino, een open source computerplatform. Je leert niet alleen solderen en elektronica toepassen, je hebt uiteindelijk ook een goede basis voor verdere programmeerprojecten.Wat heb beslist nodig om een Diavolino te maken? uiteraard de Diavolino kit van Evil Mad Sc...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:44:10 PDT
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Microcontroller-Dice-Roller/
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/48U4/I11YUGH5/F4148U4I11YUGH5.SMALL.jpg Will_W_76 This is a just-for-fun project I did in the Digilent MakerSpace. Usually whenever I play board games I use a dice-rolling smartphone app since dice are so easy to lose. I thought I would try making my own hardware version though. It turned out really well and was a lot of fun. In this Instructable I...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:54 PDT