regarding the use of ATtiny microcontroller?

hi.i am new to the world of microcontrollers..i want to use a attiny microcontroller for my project.but i have no idea about it in terms of the usage,availability,programming...please help me with it......

Asked by ishaan_kakar 6 years ago

SP vs. Micro

If I had a choice should I get a Gba SP or Gba Micro?

Posted by builderkidj 6 years ago

Homemade Brushless Micro motor

I want to make this  Micro motor for my indoor plane, Anyone know how to make ?

Posted by DamienP7 2 years ago

are there any micro speaker.. by micro i mean like 5/32 of an inch big..they need to be decently loud?

I am working on a very slim bluetooth watch and i need extremely small loud speakers.even smaller than an ear buds diameter

Asked by Pinion Props 5 years ago

These are nice - micro photography

Posted by FriendOfHumanity 5 years ago

Let me know I need to create one micro mouse and programming? Please Help!!!!!

I want to create a micro mouse and programming, and can not find how to do it.I have 1 arduino Uno, IR Beacon Transceiver and two motors.I wonder if I need something more???. As I program the micro mouse???. If you can help me, I'd appreciate. Thanks  

Asked by Jesma_1992 5 years ago

I am trying to use a transistor to switch a 12v relay ? Answered

I am using a micro controller to switch a transistor which will then switch on a relay. I have heard that you need a resistor in between the output pin and the base of the transistor. Why is this and how do you calculate what size. Also the micro controller is running off a 12 battery which is regulated down to 5 volts for the controller. Can a transistor use a 5 volt source to active the base and then have 12 volts running through it activating the coil on the relay. I apologise for my poor electronics knowledge.

Asked by legend4930 4 years ago

is the ps2 connected mouse's microcontroller programmable ? Answered

I heard that the ps-2 connected mouse has a microcontroller , is that true? and if it's true is it programmable?

Asked by top.boy 6 years ago

how to remove "write protection" from from Mico SD card with adapter?

I have a micro SD card with adapter, however I can not add files or format using my PC due to write protection. Downloading large video & music files & even some .pdf files has become very long & tedious. Appreciate any knowlege & tiem you cold spare for this Robert

Asked by roberob141271 7 years ago

8 bit port in verilog ?

Hello members I want to make port for microcontroller in verilog code I want to write verilog code for 8 bit port module port (data_in,data_out ) input[7:0] data_in; output[7:0]data_out; wire [7:0]data_out; endmodule I think its not enough tell me what I do to make port in verilog I did google but I did not  find success        

Asked by vead 3 years ago

How to start with AT89S52 MC?

I am new to embedded systems of 8051. i coded At89s52 and dumped my code for blinking LED. when i trying to get out put from a bread board no result dont know where i m doing wrong i m sure with connection fittings and circuit exactly matches with what ever available in internet. i have doubt on my crystal and 22pf capacitors and how to check them...?   can any one help me on this ..

Asked by Vijaykum_ar 2 years ago

kinetic micro generator

How to make a kinetic micro generator?? or is it available in the market?

Posted by abhotix 7 years ago

programming the micro controller ic

I want to built my own orbot but dont know to programm the micro controller. in which language it can be done? is micro controller ic and micro pc ic are same?

Asked by paragjh284 9 years ago

how many micro knex roller coasters are there on instructables? Answered

How many micro knex roller coasters are there on

Asked by DELETED_storm391 8 years ago

how do you make a knex micro coaster?

Knex coaster question

Asked by blakecanmakestuff 8 years ago

pc to micro sd direct

Can anyone make an instructable on how to make a usb cable with a micro sd end that allows you to directly send files to a device without removing the card? i would realy appreaciate it if someone could tell me how

Posted by GASSYPOOTS 6 years ago

my drive is dead in my creative zen micro what type and brand of CF card should i use to mod the player?

The drive went in my micro zen just need to know what brand and company I should get the CF card from

Asked by ZAKE20042005 8 years ago

Micro Transceivers

Some years ago my university employees had trashed away some brand new stuff, included these micro ethernet tranceivers. I'm unacquainted regarding this equipment... does someone have some information about those specific models, and especially some idea about how to utilize them in a diy project? How they works? Thanks!

Asked by andrea biffi 4 years ago

Could I make a mini RC plane from a broken micro heli? Answered

Hi Everyone My name is Si Thu Zaw from Myanmar so please forgive me if I made mistakes in English.I had a micro RC heli.But now,the main rotor is broken.I'm planning to make a mini rc plane from the electronics.Is it possible?

Asked by Si Thu Zaw 8 years ago

how to make micro ear gear?

Can u tell me how to make a tiny micro ear gear like which u see in a Hollywood movie ( national Treasure). can me make that kind of mini ear gear which fit perfect in our ear hole? if any one know this plz tell me how to make it and what are the things necessary for that.

Asked by jijin 8 years ago

Micro High Voltage

I'm going to attempt to make a super micro tesla coil that is 100% contained (unless it runs off of like 12 volts dc, then I'll use a wallwart). Of course, one of the i biggest problem is the power supply. So this is what I'm asking, what's the best way of ramping up the voltage? A tiny toroid transformer? An inductor that gets pulsed? Voltage Multiplier? Something with static electricity? Some type of Inverter? Using Greinacher Cascades? A marx generator hybrid? Other stuff I havn't heard of?

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago

How to connect a garage door photo eye to a micro?

I am looking at hooking up an old photo eye from a garage door to a micro. The end use will be in a device to detect if my dog is about to jump over the fence and take a picture as well as play some audio of me telling him to get down. The problem is that I don't know the correct way to connect the photo eye to the micro. I believe the transmitter site should be powered with 12V, but I would rather know for sure before frying the sensor. My garage door opener doesn't have a port for the photo eyes, so I can't check the outputs on it, but I was hoping someone here might already know, or might investigate their own open. Thanks for any help.

Asked by DavidF81 6 years ago

What is an Arduino? Answered

I see a lot of instructables in witch they use arduino but I can't figure out what it is! can you help me?

Asked by Patented 8 years ago

can i ground pin 4 on a usb micro to make a cable compatible?

Some of the usb micro cables i have for my solar cell battery don't work, but when i plug in the usb female adapter and use the usb cable i use for my computer, my droid x charges just fine. being the way i am, i had to know what was going on, so i got an old bluetooth headset and desoldered the female usb micro plug and put some leads on it. then i plugged the cables in and tested continuity and i found out that the cable that works had pin 4 connected to pin 5, but the one that didn't work had no internal connections at all. i find the position the cable sticks out when it's plugged in kind of annoying, so i might be able to kill 2 birds with one stone by making a small extender with pins 4 and 5 connected and just leaving the extender connected all the time or would my dx detect that pin 4 and 5 are connected without a voltage and cause problems? i would really like to just make this, plug it in, and not have to worry about cables not working or getting in the way, but i don't want to test this on my $600 device when i don't know what might go wrong.

Asked by the judge 7 years ago

My key chain Video Recorder Doesn't Record video! only audio and takes snap shots!! can some one please help me!!? Answered

Hi every one i bought a key-chain video recorder for my micro twister! it arrived today....i tried recording video......but it didn't record any it only took pictures and recorded audio!! can some one please help me !! to make it record video!!

Asked by kk khrab 7 years ago

I have tried everything and it still says my disk is write protected what do i do? Should i just throw my card away? ugh

I've been to so many websites and they all say to do the same thing..I've moved the lock button, I've put tape on it nothing is working! Please tell me what i can do to get this stupid write protection off of my 8gb micro sd card....i will greatly appreciate it.

Asked by Erann123 7 years ago

sensors microcontrollers

Hiya guys is there anyone that can guide me to finding an instructable that deals with interaction in remote places using a micro-controller. For instance people in 2 different locations in the world, want to engage or enhance social bond or interaction by using a motion or proximity sensor and internet of things for instance triggering a sound or an led light that can be sensed in a remote location. So one location motion is detected and the other location this detection can also be seen, if that makes sense? For instance similar to this kind of project Could this be done? Thanks

Posted by Snowcoat 2 years ago

Quad Copter LED Controller? Answered

I have four different colored flexible LED strips on the bottom of my copter.  Presently, my only option is on or off.  I would like to make them flash or do something different.  On each LED strip there are 9 lights and also resistors.  These are the type of led strips that can be cut if necessary.  I know I could go and buy a micro controller but I'd like to try and make something if it's simple and not to expensive.  The power will come from onboard lipo battery.  Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Darrel

Asked by dsaper 6 years ago

Need help with this MICRO camera ...?

Hello ... I would like to kindly ask anyone, that is good in electronics for help. I add 3 pictures of the SPY PEN and my questions are about the small camera(JH 70-B). I would like to make this camera to make VIDEO via a cable (not to write it on memory) ... but just by a (RCA) cable so I can use any recorder I would like. I have a few questions, that are bothering my mind and I can't help my self :( 1. would the camera be able to give video signal by it self or does it need some part of the PCB board ??? ... (I mean ... if I would give + and - to some of those pins ... and find one pin, that would give the video signal) 2. If I need the part of the PCB board ... could you show me, where would be the VIDEO signal ??? And where would be +/- ??? In my (totally amateur) opinion, I think, I will need a part of the PCB ... but I don't know, which of all these components are part of the "camera"to give video signal. Thanks for any advise ... zholy

Asked by zholy 8 years ago

Adafruits serial programmer help needed

For anyone that owns the serial port programmer, I need help. Where the plug is (cable plug to the micro circuit) What pins are what? the row thats o o-o-o-o- (1 alone, 4 connected) is the + - - - - - right? and whats miso and mosi then? Help! D:I don't under stand on the 10 pin clip, what the heck is what. The sites diagram says theres 9 circus, 1 square. well, theres 10 squares!! It also shows near the plus side, the other 4 pins are ground. well, that means the MOSI,(NC)RESET,SCK, and MISO are all connected. Dont think so.For people who have the circuit be nice if u can label the 10 pins for me, thanks

Posted by Killa-X 10 years ago

building a small VAWT to charge 12v battery, which motor to use? PM 3791 12v 96 or 60 hz 115v PH1 1,1 anp 1.5 hp?

I took apart an old air conditioner for the turbine blades and the second motor is from the air conditioner. The DC motor is from a salvage shop, I don't know any more about it except it was made in Canada. I am a long time out of school and not very handy so please don't suggest I wire my own alternator/generator. I know I am ignorant, but I hope you will keep answering my questions until I build the dang thing. Thanks John S.

Asked by J2SARET 9 years ago

Windbelt, Cheap Generator Alternative, Set to Power Third World

Working in Haiti, Shawn Frayne, a 28-year-old inventor based in Mountain View, Calif., saw the need for small-scale wind power to juice LED lamps and radios in the homes of the poor. Conventional wind turbines don't scale down well -- there's too much friction in the gearbox and other components. "With rotary power, there's nothing out there that generates under 50 watts," Frayne says. So he took a new tack, studying the way vibrations caused by the wind led to the collapse in 1940 of Washington's Tacoma Narrows Bridge (aka Galloping Gertie).Frayne's device, which he calls a Windbelt, is a taut membrane fitted with a pair of magnets that oscillate between metal coils. Prototypes have generated 40 milliwatts in 10-mph slivers of wind, making his device 10 to 30 times as efficient as the best microturbines. Frayne envisions the Windbelt costing a few dollars and replacing kerosene lamps in Haitian homes. "Kerosene is smoky and it's a fire hazard," says Peter Haas, founder of the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, which helps people in developing countries to get environmentally sound access to clean water, sanitation and energy. "If Shawn's innovation breaks, locals can fix it. If a solar panel breaks, the family is out a panel."'Frayne hopes to help fund third-world distribution of his Windbelt with revenue from first-world applications -- such as replacing the batteries used to power temperature and humidity sensors in buildings. "œThere's not a huge amount of innovation being done for people making $2 to $4 per day," Haas says. "Shawn's work is definitely needed.'

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

Micro k'nex gun

So I get the general feeling that micro knex are the bane of a knexer's existence. But I was thinking the other day, why couldn't a gun be built with micro knex? As far as I can tell (I don't actually own any) they are the same as regular knex, only smaller. If one amassed enough micro knex, couldn't one theoretically build a fully functioning knex gun in the miniature? I just thought that would be kind of cool to have. Thoughts?

Posted by DRADIS 9 years ago

micro motion

I all of a sudden got into beam bots as a project to do when I'm bored, anyways what's the smallest device to get motion? THe device also can't be power hungry. would muscle wire work? how many amps do they take? does anybody know how to wind their own micro solenoids?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

With micro SD card in tablet how do I access its contents?

I put a micro SD card in my next book 8 tablet  how do I get it to activate to view pictures on it??? There is no icon for that or any instructions from mfg.?

Asked by William MB 2 years ago

Good place to start for electronics? Answered

I would like to start doing circuits and things with micro chips and electronic components. Any one know a good place to start?

Asked by Adum24 8 years ago

Is it possible to use a 4017 ic to controll a bipolar stepper? Answered

I want to build a robot. i have got two bipolar stepper motors but my micro is 2 outputs short of enoght so i was woundering if i could use a 4017 taking a pulse from the micro then driving transistors on the outputs connected to the stepper.

Asked by terrapinlogo 8 years ago

Micro Water Heater/Cooler

The title says it all! I'm looking for a small enough unit to carry (under five pounds, optimally), that can either heat or cool any liquids passing through it. I was initially considering cooling plates, but that requires an extra pump and more equipment, which kind of brings me over my weight total.  It's also perfectly fine if both units are separate, as long as I manage to get my hands on something I can use.  Thanks!

Posted by ewitwins 5 years ago

Robot fliers in commando competition

People and micro-aircraft race to rescue 'hostages'Robots inspired by moths, locusts, flies and swifts will take to the sky this week in an international competition for micro aerial vehicles in Agra, India. Teams will vie for the title -- as well as up to US$600,000 in funding -- for their tiny flying machines.The mission calls for squads of aerial and ground robots to reconnoitre for human 'commandos' tasked with reaching 'hostages' in a building one kilometre from the launch point. The robots will need to detect and disarm simulated chemical mines in an urban environment, and guide the commandos past guard teams to the hostages -- all within 40 minutes.The robots will use a mixture of wireless communication with a ground-control team, and autonomous navigation."It's a tough competition," says entrant Hemendra Arya, an engineer at the India Institute of Technology in Mumbai. "It really gives a challenge for the designer."Micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) are hard to detect, maneuverable, portable, and more energy-efficient than larger aircraft. The United States is currently using first-generation MAVs the size of a rucksack to warn convoys about roadside bombs in Iraq.Larger unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Predator have been used for years to spot and attack enemies, but they need an airfield. The effort to build smaller craft got a boost when the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) began sponsoring competitions in late 1996. The US Department of Defense is co-sponsoring the Indian competition. more here

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

How can i make just a microphone from a cell phone headset?

I want to use the mic for my mp3 player that can record voice . How can i just use the mike and kill the disconect the ear bud is it possible?

Asked by huskjay 8 years ago

How do I program a microcontroller (tv-b-gone)? Answered

Hello! So I want to make a TV-B-Gone, I can't buy the kit, the question is: what do I need to program a microcontroller with the respective firmware? Or instead of programming by myself, is there any other components and etc to replace the ATTINY85V-10-PU from the project? Thanks!

Asked by Kokkan 8 years ago

tiny addressable components

Hello everyone, I've got a question and am hoping someone can point me to the right places to figure this out. I am an avid r/c tinkerer. A question I have though, is: Is it possible to take your standard r/c servo, and install something into it to make it addressable? Why I want to do this is that I want to be able to control things from my handheld radio system beyond the 6/7 channel systems I have now, but not have to buy a radio system that will cost upwards of a thousand dollars to do more with it. I know, it will probably be easier to buy the uber-radio and just shell out the cash...I'd rather learn how to create something like this myself and learn some more electronic gadgeteering along the way :) I don't even know if thats the right approach, so, if you have ideas on this I am all ears and would love to hear from you. Thanks so much for reading this and I am quite looking forward to hearing some ideas! :) -Mike

Posted by Ravenseye 8 years ago

knex gun that uses micro parts?

I need a gun with micro parts im trying to make something like project paws but with micros

Asked by deadaccount 8 years ago

arduino vs micro processor ? Answered

What is the difference between arduino and micro processor?

Asked by Salman saeeeedo 1 year ago

Micro sd card

I bought this micro sd card from best buy for my phone. it was supposed to be a 4gb card while the only space is one tenth of a mb, is there any way for me to fix this. the card is the one on the right

Asked by wamj 8 years ago

How to wire 2 micro switches to automatically turn off a reversible dc motor that is attached to a DPDT switch?

I have been trying to find a tutorial, but have not been able. Basically the dc motor goes forward, hits the micro switch and turns off.  Flip the DPDT switch, the motor turns on and goes in reverse, hits another micro switch and turns off again.  Where do I attach the micro switches in the circuit? I'm not too gifted in this, if you could be as detailed as possible it would be much appreciated!

Asked by doyle928 5 years ago

Micro Mosquito Mods ??

Ok so i have a micro mosquito and I finally got the repair kit for it (I crashed and burned hard.... broke a rotor) I love the little thing.....very fun to kill 15 minutes with... I've done some looking and I've come up with a few ideas on how to increase power in the tail rotor and make it a little hopefully make forward and reverse flight a little faster.... if I am succesful is there an interest in this? would it be wanted as an instructable? also... I realize its not a load bearing helicopter..... but any ideas on ultra light cameras I could try out?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

Dry ice in microwave?

What happens when you put dry ice in a micro wave? Im just wondering cause a local grocery store is now selling dry ice for Halloween effects (yes i know they cant sell to minors).Are the result any thing like this? (i dont think that microwave was turned on)

Posted by i make shooting things 10 years ago