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Overview of 8-bit MCUs in the IoT

Today’s IoT connected device applications need a broad array of MCUs in order to address complex communication challenges in multi-protocol environments. Often, a multitude of MCU interfaces and connectivity technologies have to co-exist on the same die just to accommodate the diverse IoT ecosystem. 283 more words


ATmega8 powers this pool cleaning robot

Pools are great, especially in these summer months. Cleaning them, however, not so much. A Maker by the name of David Gironi has simplified this process by powering an automated pool cleaner with an… 160 more words

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Using Arduino as an ISP to Program a Standalone ATmega 328P (Including Fuses)

The advantage of the Arduino architecture is that you can set up the development environment in no time. It probably takes you less than 10 minutes until the microcontroller (MC) finally blinks your first LED. 2,877 more words


A start to embedded systems

I am a person who is never fond of coding, but then again, when a need arises you really have to step up and start off with it. 179 more words


Autonomous Hexbug Spider

The  Hexbug Spider XL is an interesting toy – originally it comes as cheap remote-controlled robot, but at the same time it can be viewed as a cost efficient chassis to build an autonomous robot. 484 more words


ARRL: TI-1 Day 3 and Day 4

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Teacher Institute (TI-1) Day 3 and Day 4 involved programming a microcontroller. I had done some programming in PBASIC on my STAMP II board, and we used a similar configuration in this class. 313 more words

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Getting up close and personal with the IMUduino BTLE

Makers, though Arduino-compatible boards seem to be a dime a dozen these days, this one is different. It’s very different. The innovators over at Femtoduino… 635 more words

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