Towers of Hanoi Final report using pic-microcontroller

Abstract: We have developed a mechatronic system to solve the famous Tower of Hanoi problem as part of a Carnegie Mellon University class. This class seeks solutions which solve the problem in under three minutes for the four disk case, using only the number of disks, source peg, and destination peg as user inputs. Our solution utilizes a spinning base to align pegs with a gripping unit. Raising and lowerin ...

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NES Controller iPod Remote

By embedding a PIC microcontroller into an NES controller, it can be converted into a replacement for Apple's iPod remote. (Only 3rd and 4th Generation iPods have this, it is a the small oval port next to the headphone jack). Update (8/26/2011): It's been quite some time since iPods have used this iPod remote connector, but the dock connector (the one used on all iPods except the shuffle, iPad, and iPhone) ...

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Updated PIC 18F4550 USB Demo Board Video

In this video we step through a an updated version of the USB demo board. Changes include: -circuit board will only contain bare minimum parts to demonstrate USB communication from host to device and device to host -for both firmware and host software, we will make the projects from scratch, import downloaded USB function libraries, write main program step by step -these changes should make it much easier f ...

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Mini AV Test Box using pic microcontoller

The notion of building a monitor/speaker AV tester came up in the forums a few weeks ago. Someone requested to see a project devoted to testing VGA displays and Speakers. The project I made many years ago: The VGA Test Box can be used to test displays, however it is large, clunky and not friendly for mobility concerns. To answer these concerns, the challenge was put forward to fit a full fledged AV tester i ...

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Pinguino Egypt – PIC Based Arduino

It 's been eleven years since I first started learning and building my first Microchip PIC Microcontroller circuit. I really like this Microcontroller family. Recently, I started reading and trying some Arduino. I really wished to build a similar circuit based on the Microchip PIC. Even I started to think to design a circuit of my own. I searched online and I found Pinguino. Just like Arduino , there are ma ...

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Picaxe Projects #1: Making Fast Printed Circuit Modules

Experimental circuit board modules can be made quickly and fairly easily. They have the advantage of being more than twice as fast to build than a custom circuit board. They are also easy to test in a breadboard. The modules detailed here are ones I have made using various Picaxe microcontrollers. Step 1: Picaxe Project Modules Pic2 shows a few of the Picaxe modules that I have built and tested that use the ...

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PIC18 Development Board with Ethernet and USB

In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make your own PIC18 development board that features both Ethernet and Full Speed USB 2.0 at a low cost. Features: The development board is based on a PIC18LF4553 microcontroller. The microcontroller features a Full Speed USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s) interface without the need for any external components. Also, it has 32KB of program memory, 2KB of RAM and it supports ...

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PIC16F1787 Programmer Board (for Almost all 40 pin 16Fxxx)

Intro This is my first Instructable so I'm sorry for mistakes. Critics are always welcome :) So in this project I made a development board for PIC16F1787. Now most of you guys aren't familiar with this particular model. Some might even think why I chose 16Fxxxx series IC when I could have easily used 18Fxxxx series and had more fun. Well for my project DC to 3 phase AC pure sinewave Inverter (I'll try to ma ...

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chipKIT Tutorial 7: Using Nokia 5110 LCD

In Tutorial 4, we learnt interfacing an HD44780-based LCD to a chipKIT board for displaying alphanumeric output. Today, we will see how to connect a NOKIA 5110 graphical LCD (used in Nokia 5110 cell phones), which is a 84×48 pixel monochrome display of about 1.5″ diagonal in size. The display can be used for graphics, text, and bitmaps. [caption id="attachment_12138" align="alignnone" width="580"] chipKIT N ...

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chipKIT Project 5: Digital stopwatch on seven segment LED display

In this project, we will use the chipKIT Uno32 board to build a digital stopwatch capable of timing minutes, seconds, and 1/10th of seconds, and with a basic start and stop control feature. A MAX7219-driven 8-digit seven segment LED display is used to display the time elapsed. The Reset switch on the Uno32 board will be used to reset the current time back to 0 when the stopwatch is stopped. [caption id="att ...

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