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Give your microcontroller projects VGA/SVGA output

Give your microcontroller projects VGA/SVGA output

Posted on25. Mar, 2011 by .

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Thanks to this tiny Picaso VGA/SVGA controller, any of your microcontroller projects can output a video signal to provide feedback, debugging, or anything else you can dream of.

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RobiCon compliant microcontroller board

RobiCon compliant microcontroller board

Posted on22. Mar, 2011 by .

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If you’re building a robot or any other project using the RobiCon standardized module format, this miniscule microcontroller board might be a great drop-in brain to run the show!

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Conduct a symphony of servos with these USB servo controllers

Conduct a symphony of servos with these USB servo controllers

Posted on18. Mar, 2011 by .

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Whether you’re building a robot, actuating a doorknob, or just need any other electronically controllable physical movement, hobby servos will usually do the trick thanks to their availability, low cost, and relatively high precision. But how do you control one or even two dozen of them simultaneously through your computer?

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Network your project with Serial to Ethernet

Network your project with Serial to Ethernet

Posted on13. Mar, 2011 by .

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You can easily and affordably enable any of your projects so they will work on a normal Ethernet network with these tiny serial-to-Ethernet modules!

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Use .NET with a microcontroller

Use .NET with a microcontroller

Posted on13. May, 2010 by .

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This new Fez Domino lets you write code for your project using the .NET framework. Perfect if you’re already familiar with .NET from programming on Windows!

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Give your projects a voice (or music or sounds)

Give your projects a voice (or music or sounds)

Posted on08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Some projects just scream-out for a bit of audio. Whether it’s an alarm you want to speak a warning, a LED game that needs some bleeps and bloops, or whatever, this MP3 trigger module will get the job done. This tiny module features a Cypress PSoC CY8C29466-24SXI microcontroller and a VLSI VS1053 audio codec. There […]

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Add micro-SD storage to your projects

Add micro-SD storage to your projects

Posted on28. Jul, 2009 by .

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Microcontrollers are very handy for a wide variety of projects. Many people find them useful for building data loggers and other “storage” type projects. The problem is that most micros don’t have that much on-board memory or you have to use an external serial EEPROM if you want more storage space. But what if you […]

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USB to serial mini modules

USB to serial mini modules

Posted on07. Jun, 2009 by .

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Adding USB support to your project isn’t the easiest thing to do. You have to worry about the driver stacks on the host computer and a bunch of other details which make the USB interface really unfriendly to the hobbyist especially when compared with the simplicity of a serial or parallel interface. Because of this, […]

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RGB LED driver

RGB LED driver

Posted on20. May, 2009 by .

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If you’ve got a project which calls for driving several groups of high-current LEDs (or other similar loads) with pulse-width-modulation, this pre-designed module/kit will make that easy for you. Most PIC or AVR microcontrollers do a great job of handling high current loads, but “high current” is relative to the chip, not what you might […]

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Add full floating point math to your project

Add full floating point math to your project

Posted on10. May, 2009 by .

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If you’ve worked with microcontrollers like the PIC or AVR, and consequently the Arduino or any other module based upon these tiny controllers, you know that floating point math is one area they aren’t optimized for. The small 8 bit processors generally don’t have on-board floating point units, so while you can work around this […]

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MAKE Controller & I/O board

MAKE Controller & I/O board

Posted on04. May, 2009 by .

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The MAKE Controller is similar to an Arduino except it uses a different Atmel AVR chip. However, the board aims to make it easy for the hobbyist to use the surface-mount chip by including all of the supporting circuitry such as oscillators, voltage regulator, etc. The board was created by the people who write the […]

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