How to Program a PIC Microcontroller & Read an Encoder

Introduction: From electronic toys & games to microwave ovens, microcontrollers can be found just about anywhere these days! But how can we make these small computers work for our own electronics projects? That's where this tutorial comes in - with detailed instructions showing you what to do every step of the way. At the end of this project, your microcontroller will even be able to track the speed of ...

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automatic power factor controller using microcontroller

The 230 V, 50 Hz is step downed using voltage transformer and current transformer is used to extract the waveforms of current. The output of the voltage transformer is proportional to the voltage across the load and output of current transformer is proportional to the currentG‚throughG‚the load. These waveforms are fed to Voltage Comparators const visit page. ructedG‚usingG‚LM358G‚op-amp. Since it is a zero ...

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In circuit serial programmer for PIC16F87X

Intro Here you can find all resources you need to build your own in-circuit serial PIC16F87X programmer. After experimenting with the PIC16F84, time had come to move on to more powerful devices, such as the PIC16F871. These devices offer a low voltage progamming (LVP) mode. This basically means that it is possible to modify the contents of the program memory without applying a high voltage (12 V) to the dev ...

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Schaer+ Programmer using PIC12F629 microcontroller

Description Schaer is a generic programmer circuit capable of uploading and downloading firmware to/from several electronic devices like microcontrollers and eeproms. This and other programmers came to my attention when I was working in CAMBADA, the robotic soccer team from the University of Aveiro, and since all other programmers available there were too expensive for me to buy or build, I decided to build ...

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Programmable watch with four character display using PIC16F628A microcontroller

Programmable watch with four character display You'll be the talk of the town when you wear this obnoxious, oversized, completely impractical wristwatch. Display your favourite foul language, song lyrics, prime numbers, etc. Inspired by the Microreader kit, I decided to make a giant watch using similar sixteen segment displays. Twelve hours later, I came out of my masochistic fugue and stopped trying to rou ...

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PIC16F84 Introduction

The 16F84 is deserves looking at because it is the GranDaddy of PIC Microcontrollers but you should not use it for new designs (see Below)... The PIC16F84 is a the most well known and most well used of all the PIC microcontrollers - it is used in numerous projects that you can find across the web. Even though the 16F84 is getting on a bit, it is one of the most popular of the PIC microcontrollers and there ...

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True USB GQ-4X Programmer using pic microcontroller

http://www.bubblesoftonline.com/pocket/pocket.html {ed: Tony moved on, the web site is closed, but all the files are here: pocket.zip file containing all the files required to build the kit, install the Win32 application, setup the unit, and program chips. Also includes source code. This will extract to make the install disk: Installation disk. This installs on a windows workstation and contains: Files that ...

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A pic programmer circuit based on AN589. using pic microcontoller

AN589 is microchip's application note for a parallel port pic programmer circuit which I chose as I wanted something reliable to get up and running quickly. It is really quite a simple circuit and its main objective is to provide ICSP connections to your pic microcontroller. That the PGM signal is not provided - it's not really necessary anyway as you can turn off PGM mode by programming the chip.  For firs ...

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PICMicro Programmer with the “ElCheapo” using PIC16F84

Since I first released this circuit for a serial PICMicro programmer, I have been getting lots of feedback from people that have been building it as their first PICMicro programmer. It has been really nice to hear comments from people about their experiences building the "El Cheapo" as well as questions and comments calling for enhanced capabilities. This is the fourth update to this article with a yet agai ...

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Introducing PIC Microcontroller projects

PIC Microcontroller Development Tools History PIC microcontroller Development Board (Completed on 2006-10-28) The ultimate PIC Microcontroller development board. After years of programming PIC microcontroller, I have finally design my super development board to program PIC microcontroller firmware. The automatic programming mode select and the 40 bits LED light bar display have ease my programming process a ...

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