Enhanced 5/2-day Central Heating Programmer with serial computer interface using PIC16F628A

Overview This project has come about from my desire to control my home heating from work.  As I have a VPN between work and home a straightforward relay controlled from a PC would seem the easiest solution.  However I also wanted a control unit that I could operate in the house without resorting to the computer.  For example, I get up late and the heating is off, I just want to hit a button and turn it on.  ...

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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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Revised version of LM35 based digital temperature meter using PIC16F688

This is a revised version of my LM35 based digital thermometer project that I posted last year. Although it is one of the simplest projects, it is very popular among newbies who are just starting to learn microcontrollers. There was a little flaw in the original project as pointed by some readers. I was using a 1.2 V reference for A/D conversion with PIC16F688 microcontroller. However, the PIC16F688 datashe ...

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Low cost temperature data logger using PIC and Processing using PIC12F1822

This project describes an easy and inexpensive way of adding a digital thermometer and data logging feature to a PC. It involves a PIC microcontroller that gets the surrounding temperature information from the Microchip MCP9701 sensor, and sends it to a PC through an USB-UART interface. The USB port of the PC is also used to power the device. The open-source Processing  programming platform is used to devel ...

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Simplest Temperature Data Logger using PIC12F683

Introduction There are varieties of digital temperature logger projects available online based on different microcontrollers. The one I am going to talk about is based on a Microchip's 8-pin microcontroller, PIC12F683. It reads temperature values from a DS1820 digital sensor and stores in its internal EEPROM. PIC12F683 has 256 bytes of internal EEPROM and we are going to store the temperature values in 8-bi ...

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Temperature Recorder using PIC12F683 microcontroller

Description This project uses a MicrochipPIC microcontroller, a serial EEPROM and a thermistor to create a temperature recorder. Performance The temperature is measured and stored at user programmable intervals; this can be from 1 second to 256 seconds. The time interval is set by programming it and the start time into the EEPROM. Most of the time the PIC will be asleep and the EEPROM IC is inactive. This g ...

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DCF77 clock-thermostat using PIC16F648A

Always at the right time your house on temperature This project make use of a PIC16F648(A) and a DCF77 receiver from Conrad (Orderno. 64 11 38) With DCF77 runs the clock from the thermostat always on the right time. Synchronizing isn't necessary anymore. The temperaturesensor is a DS1820 or DS18B20 and on a HD44780 (or compatible) 2x16 LC-Display becomes day, date, time, temperature (with 0.1°C precision) a ...

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USB Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer using PIC18F2550 microcontroller

USB Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer (or, 'My first USB device') This is a simple design that demonstrates the USB peripheral on the PIC 18Fs. There are a bunch of examples for the 18F4550 40 pin chips online, this design demonstrates the smaller 18F2550 28 pin version. The PCB uses surface mount parts, but all components are available in through hole versions. I use surface mount parts because its faster to make ...

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Intelligent Fan Controller. Part 1 – Schematic using pic microcontoller

he Intelligent Fan Controller is designed to control the noise generated by the fans inside your computer. It does this by varying their speed based on temperatures measured inside the case. When it is cool the fans will run slowly and they will only speed up when needed... when your computer is running hot. Anyone with a noisy computer, especially a Media Centre system in the lounge room, will benefit from ...

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12F675 Tutorial 5 : A Temperature data logger using PIC EEPROM. using pic microcontroller

EEPROM is useful for storing long term data such as data logger information and this PIC microcontroller EEPROM project saves the temperature from an LM35DZ IC to the PIC's internal long term data storage area.  The project follows on from the last project using the virtually the same hardware. It stores temperature readings internally at regular intervals until full and after this it turns on the LED. The ...

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