The first program anyone writes for a microcontroller is the blinking LED which involves toggling a general-purpose input/output (GPIO) on and off. Consequently, the same GPIO can be used to read digital bits as well. 1,523 more words
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1. Microprocessor is an IC which has only the CPU inside them.
Microcontroller has a CPU, in addition with a fixed amount of RAM, ROM and other peripherals all embedded on a single chip. 229 more words
One of the great joys of Hackaday are the truly oddball requests that we sometimes get over the tip line. Case in point: wrote in with a busted 1970s organ in need of a new top-octave generator, and wondered if we could help. 1,129 more words