RGB LED PWM Driver for High Power 350mA LEDs using PIC12F629

Description This project combines a PIC and three constant current 'buck' converters to produce an RGB LED controller that will operate with the the high power 350mA LEDs using PWM to control the LED brightness.  By driving the red, green and blue LEDs with varying pulse widths the controller can generate up to 16 million colours using fades, strobe and static effects. The use of surface mount components an ...

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Serial Controlled RGB LED PWM Driver PIC12F629 based PWM controller for RGB LEDs

Description If you want to build your own multiple RGB LED display that you can control from either a PC or a dedicated controller then this project will let you do just that. The project on this page came about when while I was developing a more complex intelligent driver. During that work I put together a simple Red/Green/Blue Pulse Width Modulation LED driver that has a serial interface.  The RGB values ...

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[Simple] Generating Pulse Width Modulation using PIC Microcontroller – Mikro C & Proteus Simulation

How to generate Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) using PIC microcontroller? This is going to be a continuation of our microcontroller online tutorial series. This article covers the detailed explanation and simulation of PWM generation using PIC16F877A microcontroller.What is a Pulse Width Modulator? A PWM has series of pulses with variable pulse width. We have used Mikro C pro for pic microcontroller programmi ...

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Digital DC Power supply using PWM with PIC microcontroller

In our lab I saw many DC power supply which have a variable knob to regulate the output. I was dreaming to make such a project where I can regulate the voltage using push button.As I am not an industrial level expert so this project is just about a digital DC power supply of small range(5V-12V). You can press push buttons to increase or decrease output voltage.Here we use LM317 to regulate the output voltag ...

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RGB LED Mood Light Standalone PWM controller for RGB LEDs using PIC12F629

This project is an update to the original RGB LED PWM Driver.  The new version allows the use of either 5mm LEDs or the square bodied Superflux / Piranah style LEDs.  The circuit now uses bipolar transistors rather than MOSFETs which make it more suitable for novice constructors and for the first time this project is available as a kit with all parts required to assemble the PCB including the superflux LEDs ...

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How To Use PIC Microcontroller For Voice Input And Output

Microcontrollers are purely digital devices which work on logic0 and logic1 voltages; still they are widely used for analog signal processing. There are specialized signal processors chips available which are custom made for particular applications; however a general purpose microcontroller is more than enough for small kind of signal processing applications like audio signal input and output. The microcont ...

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Generating PWM with PIC Microcontroller – MPLAB XC8

Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is the one of the simple and most commonly used technique to produce analog voltages from digital signals. It has a wide variety of applications such as Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), DC Motor Speed Control, Sine Wave Inverters, Brightness control etc. PWM signals are ON – OFF signals (HIGH or LOW) (hence the name Pulse) whose HIGH or ON duration is changed (hence Width Modu ...

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PIC16F628 4 RGB LED PWM Controller

I am a big fan of LEDs.  Bright, colorful, flashing LEDs.  So, given my affinity for LEDs, I decided to work on a controller that me and a few of my friends could use as an art project/passive information display.  I have posted videos from the first prototypes (here and here), but it has been tough to dedicate time to further development given my research, so I thought I would post the information so that ...

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Throbbing Apple Logo Sticker using PIC10F206 microcontroller

Throbbing Apple Logo Sticker This little gizmo adds the iconic "sleeping Mac throb" to an ordinary Apple logo decal. The idea for this came about when passing by the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California late one night. After hours, when the store is "asleep," the lighted logos out front pulsate just like the power indicator on a sleeping Mac, and I just about fell over laughing. Unrelated, the following day ...

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Aurora 9×18 RGB LED art using PIC24F08KA101 microcontroller

Aurora 9x18 RGB LED art *** Check out my blog for updated version of this project and more! *** My obsession of LEDs has led me to this. Aurora 9x18 is a thing of beauty (if I can say so myself) - has 162 RGB-LEDs in a circular configuration. The color of each circle is controlled by a microcontroller using a twisted form of PWM. The microcontroller (PIC24F08KA101) only has one PWM module, yet Aurora is cap ...

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