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ATtiny85: A Power Packed Arduino in a Tiny 8 Pin Chip.

ATtiny85: The smallest Arduino Chip! FOUR features you missed! Find out How Good It is, and how you can Easily program it over USB with no USB Chip!

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Arduino Projects: Use Amazing ICs to Enhance your Projects.

Arduino Projects: Find out how to use many different chips from humidity sensors to accelerometers, DACs and much more...

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Arduino Display: Which display should you Use?

Arduino Display: How to display Text or Graphics with an Arduino. Should you use a text or a graphics display? Find out the best Ones to Use.

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Arduino joystick: Easy setup and use on the Arduino

Arduino joystick: A Tutorial showing you exactly how to read the outputs for precise joystick positioning. Test it with a new library making it Easy...

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Arduino Interface Hardware: Easy interface Techniques

Arduino Interface Hardware: Find out exactly how to Reliably Interface Arduino Microcontrollers using techniques you may not have seen yet.

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Charlieplexing: Will save you I/O pins when driving LEDs

Charlieplexing: A play on multiplexing but you'll save tons of I/O pins to Easily light LEDs using far fewer I/O pins than you ever thought possible.

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Learn Arduino Timer Interrupt Ultimate Secrets

Arduino Timer Interrupts: Learn How to make effective use of Timer Interrupts for Reliably Generating exact time periods. An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial.

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Arduino Analog Output: Impossible Analog; using Digital Pins!

Arduino Analog Output: How to generate an Analog Output using only Digital pins! It sounds impossible as digital pins output only 5V or 0V. The secret is...

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Arduino IDE: The Simplest Guide to Using the IDE

Arduino IDE: Easily program the Arduino Uno. How to get the Bootloader into the Arduino Chip and how to program chips that are not included in the IDE.

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PCF8574: Is this the Simplest I/O Expander Ever?

PCF8574: How does this device work with no Internal Control Registers? Yet it allows a processor to Read, or Write each pin very easily. Find out its Secret Here.

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Arduino Port Expanders: How to Instantly get More Pins

Arduino Port Expanders: Are you are running out of I/O pins? You may not need to move to the next microcontroller; An easier way is to use an expansion chip!

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Secrets of Arduino PinMode: How to use it...

Arduino pinMode: How can an Arduino pin be either an input or an output? Is INPUT_PULLUP just for button push detection? And did you forget Mr. Schmitt?

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MCP3008: Find out if this ADC is as good as it claims

MCP3008: Do you need a 10 bit, 8 channel ADC with a high sample rate? This could be the right one. Find out its real sample rate here.

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Arduino Interrupt : There are more than Two external interrupts!

Arduino Interrupt Tutorial: It's true; it is a little known fact that there are more than 2 external interrupts but how do you use them? Find out here.

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AD9833: A versatile easy to use signal generator on a chip

Find out how to use the AD9833 to generate sine, square and triangle waves at 0.1Hz resolution from 0.1Hz to 12.5MHz

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Arduino For Loop - How you can use it the Right Way.

Arduino For Loop: Easily repeat blocks of code saving processor memory and simplifying access to array data. How to Easily Avoid off by one errors.

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Arduino ADC: Everything you Must Know about the Built-In ADC

Arduino ADC: If you want to easily find out about your Arduino ADC then you need this page. Find out how it works and how to use it for best results.

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MCP23017: Have you run out of I/O? This chip is the answer!

MCP23017: Instantly Increase your I/O by 16 fully bidirectional I/O pins. Need more? Just add extra chips, on the same I2C interface.

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Secrets of Arduino millis: How it works and how to use it.

How to use Arduino millis to make Delays, One-Shots and simple Schedulers plus analysis of millis code; Plus - Find out why it Lies (a bit)!

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Arduino Reference: Your Essential Guide to Arduino Functions

Arduino reference: Arduino functions don't always work the way you think they do! Easily improve your code by learning all about these functions and avoid common problems.

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