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A Hacker’s Guide to Understanding Controllers

Hey! In this article, I’ll be talking about controllers: What they are, what are their types and why we use them. Controllers are one of the most important, but often, the most neglected part of a system design and even I didn’t know much about them until I had to use them in a project I was working on very recently. 3,021 more words

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Microchip – Next-generation in-circuit debugger offers unparalleled speed and flexibility

Microchip has announced the MPLAB ICD 4, an in-circuit programming and debugging development tool for Microchip’s PIC microcontroller and dsPIC digital signal controller portfolios. The device includes all the features of the popular MPLAB ICD 3 debugger while adding increased speed through a faster processor and increased RAM. 126 more words

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Educational resources like technical videos, lab manuals and power point presentations are available on OER page.

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Garage Distance Sensor Kicks Tennis Ball To Curb

Those with small garages might be familiar with the method of hanging a tennis ball from a ceiling to make sure they don’t hit the back wall with their car. 168 more words

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POV Fidget Spinner

From MakersBox on Instructables:

Programmable POV Fidget Spinner

Fidget spinners are fun, and you can find one at about any check-out counter for just a few bucks these days, but what if you could build your own?

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Temperature Switch for 12 V DC fan — powered from solar battery bank

My brother-in-law mentioned that he needed a thermal switch for the fan in his shed. The building works as a heat-trap during the day, and he’d like a way of blowing the hot air out, so that it’s more habitable when he gets home from work. 590 more words

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Know the Load with this Simple Microcontroller CPU Meter

How do you tell how much load is on a CPU? On a desktop or laptop, the OS usually has some kind of gadget to display the basics. 171 more words

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