What is Chipkit Development Board?

In order to understand the chipKIT platform, it is important to talk about Arduino first. Arduino is an easy-to-use and powerful open source environment for developing microcontroller based applications.Chipkit Development Board It has gained huge amount of popularity in past few years, specially among hobbyists. Arduino has been a wonderful tool, introducing many people to the world of embedded electronics ...

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Infrared Remote Controlled (RC) Steerable Vibrobot Created by Naghi Sotoudeh

Vibrobots (and bristlebots) are simple robots that use a tiny pager / cellphone vibrator motor (with an eccentric weight) to randomly bounce around -- they are the subject of many Maker / DIY projects as well as some well-known commercial toys (such as the $7.00 Hexbug Nano).  Naghi Sotoudeh, a Hizook reader from Iran, contacted us about his latest project: a remote controlled micro-scale vibrobot (measurin ...

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Wireless controlled lightdimmer using PIC12F629

The meaning from this design is to build it in -i.e. a shaded lamp- and to switch this lamp on and off the normal way, just like it was switched before the dimmer was build in, then you could by exception dimming the lamp more or less with your TV remote control. When you switch the power on there will follow a soft-start till the lamp burns at the previously adjusted dim level. With the '0' button in TV mo ...

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COFFEE POWER MANAGER using PIC16F628

Introduction The problem was this...at Redeeming Grace Church we were meeting in a public school prior to moving in to our permanent facility. Each Sunday morning we would bring in three large percolating coffee pots to brew regular, decaf, and hot water for the mid-service break time. Each pot drew 9 amps. Because the average 120VAC power receptacle "outlet" in the USA is protected by a 20-amp breaker, thr ...

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Fire Fighting Robotic Vehicle

We all are well aware of the major fire accidents that frequently take place in nuclear power plants, petroleum refineries, gas tanks, chemical factories and other large scale industrial units and result in very serious consequences. Thousands of people have lost their lives due to such hazardous accidents. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to develop a robotic vehicle capable of fighting the ...

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Interfacing LM35 Temperature Sensor with PIC Microcontroller.

The are many cool sensors available now a days, ranging from IR distance sensor modules, accelerometers, humidity sensors, temperature sensors and many many more(gas sensors, alcohol sensor, motion sensors, touch screens). Many of these are analog in nature. That means they give a voltage output that varies directly (and linearly) with the sensed quantity. For example in LM35 temperature sensor, the output ...

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USB and PIC Microprocessors 16C745 and 18F2455

Introduction This page describes a project a colleague and I completed between September, 2000 and March, 2001 as part of the Engineering Physics degree program at the University of British Columbia.   In summary this project involved building a USB device using the PIC 16C745 microprocessor from Microchip.  The USB device consisted of a microphone, the microprocessor and other hardware and the device sent ...

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