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Three switch debouncing methods on Arduino : One is amazing.

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

DHT22 - Also DHT21 (lower spec) - Measure humidity and temperature.

TCS230 - Let your microcntroller 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.

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

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FREE PIC BASIC COMPILER


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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

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ICSP PIC device comparison
ICSP programming
RS232 RS232 pinout
Transmission lines Using PIC I/O : TRIS, PORT
Static electricity precautions Crystal ppm calculations
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PIC Timer overview Interactive Timer 1 calculator
I/O Expansion techniques Interactive Timer 2 calculator
PIC Programmers
Hardware specific   
Switch debouncing Setting up RS232
12F675 : Setting OSCCAL in C 12F675 :Recovering lost calibration

Use the voltage reference module 
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Hexadecimal conversions
Soft USART (TX) (TX details) Soft USART (RX/TX) (RX details)
Using fixed point maths  
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Prototyping Electronic schematic symbols
Using an oscilloscope PWM

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PIC Introduction ICSP Interrupts
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Timer 1 (polled)  


PIC Programmer information

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PIC ICSP Parallel port programmer circuit.

PIC Programmer types.

Details about ICSP - In Circuit Serial Programming.

Programming PICs using ICSP and ICPROG

Articles

What is a microcontroller ?

Programming a microcontroller: Choosing between C, BASIC or PASCAL.

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.

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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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