Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:23:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bomb Count Down Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-Count-Down-Timer/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:28:31 PDT
Speaking clock with AVR http://www.instructables.com/id/Speaking-clock-with-AVR/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:53:33 PDT
Add Power Supply Plug to AVRISP mkII http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Power-Supply-Plug-to-AVRISP-mkII/
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:59:30 PDT
WiFi Pixie http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Pixie/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:59:56 PDT
Displaying custom character in lcd using MikroC http://www.instructables.com/id/Displaying-custom-character-in-lcd-using-MikroC-1/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:37:24 PDT
One component radio clock time transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/WWVB-radio-time-signal-generator-for-ATTINY45-or-A/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:30:12 PDT
DIY Online Bulb Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Online-Bulb-Controller/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:50:22 PDT
Online DC motor controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Online-DC-motor-controller/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:22:00 PDT
Block programming with MSP430 Launchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Block-programming-with-MSP430-Launchpad/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:45:28 PDT
Virtual Oscilloscope - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Virtual-Oscilloscope-DIY/
Virtual Oscilloscope - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/36U9/HS8FUOD7/FU136U9HS8FUOD7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/36U9/HS8FUOD7/FU136U9HS8FUOD7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/36U9/HS8FUOD7/FU136U9HS8FUOD7.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 At the year of 2008 , I found an advertisement in Appliance magazine about a free kit from a Microcontroller company called Renesas. I really wanted to get this development kit. It was dedicated to motor control. I registered for this kit but unfortunately it was available only in USA and Canada. ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:09:12 PDT
Making the Internet more tangible (using a Spark Core) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Internet-more-tangible-using-a-Spark-Co/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:11:40 PDT
Interfacing GY 26 with atmega640 http://www.instructables.com/id/Interfacing-GY-26-with-atmega640/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:17:16 PDT
Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation http://www.instructables.com/id/Moving-a-Motor-Using-Arduino-and-Serial-Communcati/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:30:32 PST
DIY AVR playing MP3 file http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AVR-playing-MP3-file/
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:10:19 PST
Use Timer Interrupt on pcDuino http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Timer-Interrupt-on-pcDuino-1/
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:32:53 PST
PicAxe LED dark detector http://www.instructables.com/id/PicAxe-LED-dark-detector/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:04:34 PST
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
Aircraft Gyro Horizon - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Gyro-Horizon-DIY/
Aircraft Gyro Horizon - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/K1ED/HSVGEH6G/FKXK1EDHSVGEH6G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/K1ED/HSVGEH6G/FKXK1EDHSVGEH6G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/K1ED/HSVGEH6G/FKXK1EDHSVGEH6G.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 Do you want to make your own Gyro Horizon ? Have you seen this instrument on an aircraft before or in the Flight Simulator ? Artificial Horizon or Gyro Horizon is a very important instrument for any flying aircraft. Have you ever thought of making your own? The device is used on all flying aircraf...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:42:50 PST
DIY Wired Motion Detector Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wired-Motion-Detector-Doorbell/
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:37:52 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
Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-HC-SR04-Ultrasonic-Rover/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:25:03 PST
Parallel AVR programming board http://www.instructables.com/id/Parallel-AVR-programming-board/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:53:17 PST
Stepper Motor Easy Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Easy-Driver/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:29:42 PST
AVR ISP breadboard adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-ISP-breadboard-adapter/
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:10:35 PST
Servo Motor Control by using Microcontroller PIC16F877A http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-Motor-Control-by-using-Microcontroller-PIC16/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 09:56:09 PST
Imp Chef: Internet-Connected BBQ Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Imp-Chef-Internet-Connected-BBQ-Thermometer/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:45:20 PST
make your own In-circuit programming board for the Pickit 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-In-circuit-programming-board-for-the/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:15:16 PST
Arduino+PICAXE = "robot" umpire! http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduinoPICAXE-robot-umpire/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:07:06 PST
imPrinter: the Electric Imp wireless, internet-connected thermal printer http://www.instructables.com/id/imPrinter-the-electric-imp-wireless-internet-conne/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:07:58 PST
Arm Mbed Microcontroller Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Arm-Mbed-Microcontroller-Basics/
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:45:03 PST
Cheap 16F84 POV Message - AirText http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-16F84-POV-Message-AirText/
Cheap 16F84 POV Message - AirText - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/7YG9/HQEA2FN4/FGJ7YG9HQEA2FN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/7YG9/HQEA2FN4/FGJ7YG9HQEA2FN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/7YG9/HQEA2FN4/FGJ7YG9HQEA2FN4.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 This is a post of LEDs project. The project is called POV (Persistence Of Vision). If you are not familiar with this concept, it works as an LED matrix display. The difference is that POV display consists of one column of LEDs only and is mechanically scanned through space to give the vision of a 2...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:45:44 PST
Line follower using msp430g2 launchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Line-follower-using-msp430g2-launchpad/
Line follower using msp430g2 launchpad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/67X9/HQ9K7EJE/FJR67X9HQ9K7EJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/67X9/HQ9K7EJE/FJR67X9HQ9K7EJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/67X9/HQ9K7EJE/FJR67X9HQ9K7EJE.SMALL.jpg msminhas93 In this instructable I’ll be writing about line follower bot. This post covers how a light sensor works and how to make your own light sensor. All criticisms are welcome. Introduction A line follower bot is as the name suggests a bot that follows a line. Now this line can be either a dark one on...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:52:21 PST
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Imp-WiFi-Progress-Display/
Electric Imp WiFi Progress Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/32LU/HQ3ZSRXI/FEY32LUHQ3ZSRXI.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker We randomly fell in to an ice cream reward mechanism at home. Bringing good grades home means we get to go out for ice cream. Not sure that this is a politically correct reward mechanism, but it is an event we all look forward to. Naturally, I am a beneficiary of my children's grades - after all, so...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:21:03 PST
Programming the ATtiny85 from Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-the-ATtiny85-from-Raspberry-Pi/
Programming the ATtiny85 from Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/JW4I/HQ1E0PL9/FKPJW4IHQ1E0PL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/JW4I/HQ1E0PL9/FKPJW4IHQ1E0PL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/JW4I/HQ1E0PL9/FKPJW4IHQ1E0PL9.SMALL.jpg prb3333 These instructions tell you how to setup and program the ATtiny85 microcontroller from a Raspberry Pi via the SPI interface. Lots of people use the Ardiuno to do this (then you can use the Arduino IDE and simplified C commands), or you can use a USB based programmer. I do not have an Ardiuno and don...
By: prb3333

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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:36:44 PST
Solar Bling http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Bling/
Solar Bling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/PKNH/HQ1DR3NJ/FQRPKNHHQ1DR3NJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/PKNH/HQ1DR3NJ/FQRPKNHHQ1DR3NJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/PKNH/HQ1DR3NJ/FQRPKNHHQ1DR3NJ.SMALL.jpg hydronics Charges during the day, blings (blinks) during the night. Outdoor Christmas lights? year around? no batteries? Gigantic autonomous art installations? Yes it can be all yours.... add your own light or perhaps piezo buzzer for audio pranks. Specifications: - 5V solar cell - 2.5V Super Capacitor wit...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:25:43 PST
How to Program a PIC Microcontroller & Read an Encoder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Program-a-PIC-Microcontroller-Read-an-Encod/
How to Program a PIC Microcontroller & Read an Encoder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/EFMP/HPZLKM9G/FPOEFMPHPZLKM9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/EFMP/HPZLKM9G/FPOEFMPHPZLKM9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/EFMP/HPZLKM9G/FPOEFMPHPZLKM9G.SMALL.jpg CarsonMiller Introduction: From electronic toys & games to microwave ovens, microcontrollers can be found just about anywhere these days! But how can we make these small computers work for our own electronics projects? That's where this tutorial comes in - with detailed instructions showing you what to do every ...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:37:42 PST
Serial AVR ISP Programer (JUST PLUG AND PROGRAM) NO NEED TO PROGRAM ANY THING. http://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-AVR-ISP-Programer-JUST-PLUG-AND-PROGRAM-NO-/
Serial AVR ISP Programer (JUST PLUG AND PROGRAM) NO NEED TO PROGRAM ANY THING. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/48HW/HPWBYS8T/FM748HWHPWBYS8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/48HW/HPWBYS8T/FM748HWHPWBYS8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/48HW/HPWBYS8T/FM748HWHPWBYS8T.SMALL.jpg DIshendra HI! friends i wanted to burn bootloader on a avr chip but i don't have any avr programmer so decided to make one of mine. This programmer don't needs any kind of driver to be installed, just plug and program using PONYPROG.MAIN FEATURES:Can program Atmega-8, 168, 328 and similar chips.Has an socket ...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:41:07 PST
Burning TV B Gone Firmware Using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-TV-B-Gone-Firmware-Using-Arduino/
Burning TV B Gone Firmware Using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/PUSB/HPVT0G5X/FOXPUSBHPVT0G5X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/PUSB/HPVT0G5X/FOXPUSBHPVT0G5X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/PUSB/HPVT0G5X/FOXPUSBHPVT0G5X.SMALL.jpg koo1man435 This is my first instructable.  This is probably painfully obvious and any criticism or questions that you have, I would be happy to help you with as best I can. When I was making a TV-B-Gone, I had no method of programming the ATtiny85 in the circuit without buying expensive AVR programmers.  Afte...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:50:36 PST
Arduino Temperature Sensor Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Temperature-Sensor-Kit/
Arduino Temperature Sensor Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/94EC/HPPSPTIY/F4294ECHPPSPTIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/94EC/HPPSPTIY/F4294ECHPPSPTIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/94EC/HPPSPTIY/F4294ECHPPSPTIY.SMALL.jpg kristeller62 This kit is designed to have the 4x7 segment display which displays the temperature mounted directly on the Arduino board. The 3-pin wire leads connect a thermistor to an analog pin on the Arduino. Once the Arduino is programmed, a 9-volt battery can supply the power. The thermistor can be replaced ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:23:30 PST
Rotating display (Making + code) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-display-Making-code/
Rotating display (Making + code) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/Z8AB/HPG4M8PV/FZ9Z8ABHPG4M8PV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/Z8AB/HPG4M8PV/FZ9Z8ABHPG4M8PV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/Z8AB/HPG4M8PV/FZ9Z8ABHPG4M8PV.SMALL.jpg shparvez001 This is a step by step guide for making a rotating LED Display Materials needed Materials neededVerro Board 2 X 14 pin rail2 X 8 pin header1 X Microcontroller (ATMEGA 8)1 X BatteryPVC board (Small strip)Soldering IronSoldering LeadCutterScissorHot Glue gunMultimeter (For testing the circuit)Some ...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:32:06 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Munny Touch Mood Light and Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Munny-Touch-Mood-Light-and-Speaker/
Munny Touch Mood Light and Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/36US/HOSVZTHV/FHM36USHOSVZTHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/36US/HOSVZTHV/FHM36USHOSVZTHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/36US/HOSVZTHV/FHM36USHOSVZTHV.SMALL.jpg spizzak "A Munny is a figure made out of vinyl with movable joints. The figures are blank and the owner can decorate them using pens, pencils, markers, paint, and other supplies. Alternatively, some people commission artists to design Munnys for them, or artists design them to sell. The initial idea was und...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:38:44 PST
18F4550 Programmer in Ten years http://www.instructables.com/id/18F4550-Programmer-in-Ten-years/
18F4550 Programmer in Ten years - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/R62A/HRKR26DT/FIBR62AHRKR26DT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/R62A/HRKR26DT/FIBR62AHRKR26DT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/R62A/HRKR26DT/FIBR62AHRKR26DT.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 It really took me 10 years to build that programmer !! Don't be surprised , I actually started building the original programming circuit of Microchip PIC 16F84 ( JDM 2 ) on 2003 and finished it in 2 days. Then  on 2013 , I found that it can be reused to program the advanced Microcontroller used the...
By: ahmedebeed555

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:17:24 PST
Mini Attiny board *updated* with programmation http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Attiny-board/
Mini Attiny board *updated* with programmation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/2C53/HOHYK9FF/F0Q2C53HOHYK9FF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/2C53/HOHYK9FF/F0Q2C53HOHYK9FF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/2C53/HOHYK9FF/F0Q2C53HOHYK9FF.SMALL.jpg totof60 Since several month i read forum about Attiny and Arduino . It's a great platform for MAKER So i decide to make my own board for Attiny85. It's a low cost version of Arduino The shema I made the shematic with Eagle The PCB I ordered PCB with OSH Parkthey make a good job for less $9.00 y...
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:32:32 PST
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/A80N/HO239WKV/FOBA80NHO239WKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/A80N/HO239WKV/FOBA80NHO239WKV.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Interfacing 16x2 LCD with msp430 launchpad in 8 bit mode http://www.instructables.com/id/Interfacing-16x2-LCD-with-msp430-launchpad-in-8-bi/
Interfacing 16x2 LCD with msp430 launchpad in 8 bit mode - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/XDJB/HNXRRIHI/FRMXDJBHNXRRIHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/XDJB/HNXRRIHI/FRMXDJBHNXRRIHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/XDJB/HNXRRIHI/FRMXDJBHNXRRIHI.SMALL.jpg msminhas93 Hello there!! In this instructable I'll tell you about 16x2 LCD's and their interfacing in 8 bit mode. As you all know LCD stands for liquid crystal display. Now earlier we used to use 7 segment displays for display purposes, but now LCD's are preferred. The main reason is we need less number of dat...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:45:01 PST
BARC Jeep - An XBOX Controlled Power Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/BARC-Jeep-An-XBOX-Controlled-Power-Wheels/
BARC Jeep - An XBOX Controlled Power Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BIBM/HNTKDROI/FV8BIBMHNTKDROI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BIBM/HNTKDROI/FV8BIBMHNTKDROI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/BIBM/HNTKDROI/FV8BIBMHNTKDROI.SMALL.jpg ADN Makers Make a power wheels jeep that is controlled by an XBOX controller. This particular build is using Power Wheels® Jeep® Hurricane with Monster Traction™ but should be usable across many different types of power wheels with small adjustments. I wanted to do this project...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:34:25 PST
Easy 16F84 Microcontroller Programmer - JDM http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-16F84-Microcontroller-Programmer-JDM/
Easy 16F84 Microcontroller Programmer - JDM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/EHZ8/HNTTE1OS/FRMEHZ8HNTTE1OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/EHZ8/HNTTE1OS/FRMEHZ8HNTTE1OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/EHZ8/HNTTE1OS/FRMEHZ8HNTTE1OS.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 In this instructable , I 'll show you how I built and tested this simple yet powerful circuit . The JDM Programmer is my favorite Microcontroller programmer. It is a simple circuit and compatible with many software loaders. I 've built this circuit many years ago and learned Microcontroller progra...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:28:24 PST
Speed control of DC motor with 8051 http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-control-of-DC-motor-with-8051/
Speed control of DC motor with 8051 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/QLGR/HNRHX3JQ/F68QLGRHNRHX3JQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/QLGR/HNRHX3JQ/F68QLGRHNRHX3JQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/QLGR/HNRHX3JQ/F68QLGRHNRHX3JQ.SMALL.jpg sunil93 Hey friends this is my 3rd year BE project " Speed control of DC motor"which i could like to share with you .In this you will learn how to interface LCD,hex keypad and motor .The code is written in assembly       to simplify I have first explained separately LCD interfacing hex keypad interfacing ,m...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:25:02 PST
PIC 16F917 Microcontroller Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/PIC-16F917-Microcontroller-Programmer/
PIC 16F917 Microcontroller Programmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/GJF0/HNT61JDV/FLYGJF0HNT61JDV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/GJF0/HNT61JDV/FLYGJF0HNT61JDV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/GJF0/HNT61JDV/FLYGJF0HNT61JDV.SMALL.jpg ahmedebeed555 In this instructable , I 'll show you how to build a PIC 16F917 Microcontroller programming circuit. This Microcontroller is a very nice Microcontroller chip form the famous chip manufacturer Microchip. This Microcontroller is easy to program and powerful to use. The photo above shows the programm...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 14:52:43 PST