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Arduino Programming Tutorials

Arduino for loop - How it works and how to avoid a simple mistake.

Arduino while loop - How to use it and how it is different to the for loop.

Arduino Hardware Tutorials

Three switch debouncing methods on Arduino : One is amazing!

Arduino Capacitive Sensor Sense objects using only a wire and an analogue input.

Arduino ADC - How it works; Find out its resolution and whether you should divide by 1023 or 1024 in ADC calculations.

Arduino Joystick - Making the joystick easy to use with a useful library.

Lolin nodeMCU ESP8266 ESP-12E

ESP8266 Arduino IDE - Learn how to program an ESP8266 using the Arduno IDE.

NodeMCU Firmware - Return the LUA scripting language back into an ESP8266.

ESPLorer - How to use ESPLorer to upload lua scripts to an ESP module.

NodeMCU Examples - from simple LED blink to wifi use.

ESP8266 Webserver - How to make a nodeMCU webeserver to control LEDs.

Digispark Attiny85

How to install and use the Digispark Attiny85

Arduino Projects

ADS1115 - How to use this 16 ADC to measure 7.8uV. This is a precision device that you can use to make accurtate measurements. It can even measure a small reange of negative voltage - useful for sink/spource current measurements.
 
AD9833 - Make a signal generator using the DDS chip to 12.5MHz. Outputs sine, square and triangle waves with a resolution of 0.1Hz.

MAX7219 - How to drive 8x8 led displays using this chip.

DS18B20 - Use the one-wire thermometer to measure accurate temperature; multi drop and long distance.

DHT22 - Also DHT11 (lower spec) - Measure humidity and temperature.

TCS230 - Let your microcontroller see colour!

HD44780 - LCD display driving. Usually a 16 character by 2 line display but can be 20x4.

MCP23017 - A 16 bit port expander (I2C) with comprehensive interrupt system.

MCP23017 Interrupts - Using multiple MCP23017 with interrupts.

BMP280 - Barometric pressure measurement.

Battery Charger - How to charge standard AA batteries.

Pulse Rate - Measurement See your pulse rate using infrared sensors.

Rotary Encoder - How to use them and make even noisy ones behave!

Arduino Tutorials

Arduino delay()

Arduino millis()

Arduino pulseIn() and pulseInLong()

Arduino digitalWrite()

Arduino map()

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PIC Introduction

An introduction to PIC Microcontrollers.

PIC Programmer

A parallel port ICSP programmer.

PIC Programming

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PIC Compilers

                Find out why you should use a PIC compiler.

FREE PIC BASIC COMPILER


C Course

A new course showing you how to use C.

PIC Basic

Find out about the different types of PIC Basic.

PIC Projects

A selection of fully designed PIC project examples.


PIC Tutorials

More formal tutorial information on microcontrollers and protocols.
Tips and Techniques

Various design techniques and information.

Schematic tool

A useful tool for drawing, netlisting electronic schematic diagrams.

Books

Some useful books.





Free Ezine

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Projects

Arduino Projects

PIC Projects

PIC Parallel PortProgrammer.

16F877 : 50MHz LCD frequencycounter.

16F877 : 50MHz 7 segment frequencycounter.

16F877 : 0-5V LCD volt meter.

16F877 : LCD and Keypad using one 8 bit port (noglue logic).

Direct jump to locked page (needs unlock code)

16F877 : Driving an RGB LED.

16F877 : Serial LCD module.

16F88 : Ultrasonic range finding project.

16F88 : A Real Time Clock (DS1307) using I2C.

16F88 : Driving an LED dot matrix.

16F88 : Universal Infrared Receiver (UIR).

16F88 : Binary Clock

12F675 : Tutorial

12F675 : RS232 Serial transmitter

12F675 : Serial Temperature Logger

12F675 : EEPROM Temperature logger

12F675 : Servo motor driver

12F675 : Servo motor - serial control

Tips and Techniques

General Resources
ICSP PIC device comparison
ICSP programming
RS232 RS232 pinout
Debugging Techniques Using PIC I/O : TRIS, PORT
PIC Timer overview Crystal ppm calculations
I/O Expansion techniques Interactive Timer 0 calculator
PIC Programmers Interactive Timer 1 calculator

Interactive Timer 2 calculator


Hardware specific   
Switch debouncing Setting up RS232
12F675 : Setting OSCCAL in C 12F675 :Recovering lost calibration

Use the voltage reference module 
as a DAC
Software specific   
Hexadecimal conversions
Soft USART (TX) (TX details) Soft USART (RX/TX) (RX details)
Using fixed point maths  
Other   
Reading schematics Multitasking
Prototyping Electronic schematic symbols
Using an oscilloscope PWM

PIC Tutorial

Devices
12F675 16F84  
Hardware
PIC Introduction ICSP Interrupts
Software
MikroC compiler
 
Protocols
I2C RS232 Setting up RS232
SPI     
Techniques
Frequency counting Ultrasonic range finding Software Tri PWM 
Multiplexing CCP (capture) Soft PWM
Timer 1 (polled)  


PIC Programmer information

All about programming PIC Microcontrollers.



PIC ICSP Parallel port programmer circuit.

PIC Programmer types.

Details about ICSP - In Circuit Serial Programming.

Programming PICs using ICSP and ICPROG

Articles

PIC micro programming methods.

PIC timer calculations.

Frequency counter techniques: Direct and Reciprocal counting methods.

Simple multitasking method (works for 12F675 and larger).

Microcontroller Debugging methods (also general debugging methods).

Fixed point maths

Hardware interrupts - a short introduction.

How to use the MC78M05BDTRKG voltage regulator.

Courses and Ebooks on sale

C Course

A new C course showing you how to use C to program a microcontroller (no previous programming experience needed).


Pic C Course (digital download).


C Course setup (including full BOM - both projects).

C Course summary.

C Course 1st Project and BOM (Bill Of Materials)



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