TD-USB-01 interface with mouse sensor board using PIC18F2550

This is an example USB project showing how to interface an optical mouse sensor (the ADNS-2620) with a standard XP/Vista computer. The TD-USB-01 board with a PIC18F2550 communicates with: the PC: USB 2.0 through a mini-B connector. the mouse sensor board: SPI over 4-wire flatcable. Here are the technical specifications: PC Win XP/Vista interface application with Visual C# 2008 Express: free download. TD-USB ...

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Roll and Temperature sensor applications using PIC18F2550

This page will show you how to use the TD-CMP modules in a way which fits you most.   Here are the technical specifications of the modules: Compass: Resolution: 1° - Accuracy: 3° Tilt/Roll: (TD-CMP02 and TD-CMP03 only) Resolution: 2° - Accuracy: 5° Temperature: (TD-CMP03 only) Resolution= 1°C/F - Accuracy =1° New: Sampling rate: 12,5 to 25 samples/second. Easy Tilt/Roll calibration.(TD-CMP02 and TD-CMP ...

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Wireless PICAXE-based water tank level sensor

Over the last few months I have prototyped and built a water tank level sensor for my 9000L rain water tank. The design is based entirely on Silicon Chip’s PIC-Based Water-Tank Level Meter, but instead of programming PICs, I prototyped using an arduino, and built the final version using PICAXE microcontrollers. The sensor consists of two components, each housed separately and joined by shielded cable. Press ...

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DS1820 Temperature regulator using PIC16F628

This simple project uses a Dallas DS1820 one wire temperature sensor and a pic 16f628 microprocessor. A simple temperature regulator where a LED symbolizes the Fan. Data derived from the DS18s20 is a 9bit centigrade temperature measurement. As mentioned the temperature sensor communicates over a one Wire bus that requires only one data line and ground for communication with a central microprocessor. The DS1 ...

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CITROEN Saxo Vehicle Touch Sensitive switches using PIC16F84A

Project Summary The CITROEN Saxo Vehicle Touch Sensitive switches For operating Hazards and two peripheral devices If you want to change the look of your dash board inside a vehicle, maybe just fancy some of modern electronics This could be the design for you Project Description Faced with a challenge last year a young lad came and spoke to me re his vehicle Of course the challenge was obviously to fit a ca ...

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MCU controlled Bluetooth automation with infrared sensor

The microcontroller used is 0822 zilog encore! 8k series (soic,28pin) as shown on the figure. Is a programmable microcontroller, the functions used are the GPIO and the UART of the chip. GPIO is used on led indicators, and the UART is used for giving and reading AT COMMANDS to control the Bluetooth device. [caption id="attachment_12686" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Controller board (1st board)[/caption] ...

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Whistle Key Finder using PIC12F629

This project uses one of the smallest chips in the PIC microcontroller range, the PIC12F629 and you can learn to program it and experience the thrill of making something yourself and see what goes into writing a program. Even a program as simple as this one is not easy to put together and if you are starting from scratch, you will need a programmer (a "burner") and all the data that goes with "burning" and ...

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Interfacing HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with PIC Microcontroller

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor is a popular and low cost solution for non-contact distance measurement function. It is able to measure distances from 2cm to 400cm with an accuracy of about 3mm. This module includes ultrasonic transmitter, ultrasonic receiver and its control circuit. HC-SR04 module has 4 pins : VCC – 5V, +ive of the power supply TRIG – Trigger Pin ECHO – Echo Pin GND – -ive of the power ...

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Humidity and temperature measurements with Sensirion’s SHT1x/SHT7x sensors using PIC18F2550 (Part 1)

Temperature and relative humidity are two very important ambient parameters that are directly related to human comfort. Sometimes, you may be able to bear higher temperatures, if there is a lower relative humidity, such as in hot and dry desert-like environment. However, being in a humid place with not very high temperature may make you feel like melting. This is because if there is high relative humidity, ...

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PICADC – a free, PIC based “intelligent” A/D converter using PIC16F84

This is an old design. Some of the components may be difficult to buy. If you would like to build an even better and cheaper A/D converter, take a look at the new PICADC3 design. The PICADC is a simple 12-bit, 8-channel analog to digital converter (with 4 additional digital inputs), which may be connected to the PC through the serial interface (RS232). The sequence of sampled channels, and sampling frequenc ...

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