Tech news tagged ‘microcontroller’

Les wears his silicon on his sleeve

Looking for cool way of wowing that special someone on Valentines Day? Build her a flashing heart made from LEDs driven by a programmable microcontroller. Les’ gadget is simple to build and made from easily-obtainable parts. The unique thing about this design is the LEDs are in an X…

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Top 10 Tips for the PIC16C508

A common complaint shared by electronics engineers is that they run out of output lines when programming. Many projects need lots of drive lines and if one needs more than around eight, it may be wise to jump to another microcontroller. To combat this problem, as well as another nine…

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Guido knew the secret to a perfect cuppa

It’s all in the timing So he designed a battery-powered tea timer with a built-in LED display that will brew a perfect cup of tea every time. It’s simple: just fix a tea-bag on the tea timer’s extension arm, place a mug of hot…

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Don’t touch the touchless lightswitch!

It’s a miracle! A lightswitch that doesn’t require touch to operate? What will they think of next! We let the touchless lightswitch’s creator Ryan explain what led him to design the microcontroller-based capacitive sensor device: “I’ve found lately though that capacitive detection doesn’t have…

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