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Mixed martial arts training with Fight Coach

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques from a variety of other fighting genres. 227 more words


Atmel's ATtiny85 MCU powers ButtonDuino dev board

ButtonDuino – which recently made its Indiegogo debut – is an uber-mini (0.73in x 0.718in), USB programmable development platform powered by Atmel’s popular ATtiny85 microcontroller (MCU) 231 more words


uMotio controls 3D gestures

The uMotio – which recently surfaced on Indiegogo – is an open source 3D tracking and gesture controller. The platform, equipped with Atmel’s ATmega32U4 microcontroller… 346 more words


Video: This giant LED Tamagotchi hearts Atmel

The Tamagotchi (たまごっち?) is a handheld digital pet, originally designed in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ and Aki Maita of Bandai way back in 1996. 175 more words


This SD card logger library fits on an ATmega8

David Gironi has designed an SD card logger library – with log rotation – that neatly fits on an ATmega8 microcontroller (MCU). Precise date and time are obtained via a DS1307 chip. 253 more words

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Smart Battery Charger: Sensor Calculations


Proper battery charging requires relatively precise control of the charging voltage. Charging at a voltage that is too high damages the battery but charging at a voltage that is too low will not fully charge the battery. 691 more words


I want to Hack Microcontrollers but Don’t Know Where to Start


Microcontrollers have become prolific in the most unlikely of places due to low cost and agility in their application. Manufacturers have packed an extraordinary amount of features into their products and with their stupendously low cost have made them very attractive to experienced engineers and novices alike. 819 more words