VCR Pong using PIC16C711 Microcontroller

About the Project Here is a fascinating and nostalgic project that kept me up many, many nights last summer (creating it, not playing the game!). I had long thought it would be exciting to try to generate video from a PIC, and with built-in A/D converters available for the paddles, the game of Pong seemed an obvious application to prove the concept. The most amazing thing about this project is the small num ...

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NU32: Introduction to the PIC32 using pic-microcontroller

The Microchip PIC32 is a family of complex and powerful microcontrollers that can be purchased for less than $10 in quantities of one. This microcontroller offers many peripherals useful for mechatronics purposes, such as several channels for analog-to-digital conversion, digital I/O, synchronous and asynchronous serial communication, pulse width modulation, etc. For our purposes, the primary advantages of ...

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The VGA Test Box using pic18f452 Microcontroller

The goal of this project is to create a device that is capable of outputing VGA signals to a CRT monitor inorder to display figures, text and characters. Timing is a core essential in this project. If the signal is off by even 1 microsecond, the signal synchronization with the CRT display will be lost and forced to resync. This will be done using a Microchip PIC microcontroller at 4 MHz clock speed. The pro ...

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PIC PAL Video Library using pic18f4620

If you are into PICs, you maybe tried one day or another to build a software video processor, either for fun or for a project. If you tried to generate video signals, you surely know some of this web pages : Rickard Gunees PIC PONG page : http://www.rickard.gunee.com/projects/ Eric Smith video clock : http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/pic/pictock.html This projects are fun, but I wanted to build a general purpo ...

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Servo Camera Switch using PIC12F675 microcontroller

This document describes the complete design for a camera switch that uses a servo to activate the shutter. This page include links to the complete circuit diagram, the .HEX file required to program the 12F675, and complete construction details. The switch consists of a PIC and a small number of standard components. The Servo Camera Switch connects inline between the receiver and the servo and manages the op ...

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Photo film processor

On this page you will find the technical information for building the electronic control unit of  my homemade film processing machine. To see the rest of this film developing apparatus, look at the relevant article in the photography section of this site. Developing a color film is a simple procedure of putting it in a sequence of several chemical baths, for reasonably precise times at reasonably precise te ...

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Turntable Photography Equipment using PIC16F84A

A friend asked me if I could build him a device that would allow him to take photos of his products in 360 degrees. That kind of photo is actually an animation that consists of several photos of the same product but from different angles. It means that we need a device that can be controllable and that could take pictures on even intervals. UPDATE: English version of software is now available for download h ...

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PICs in Space

Features Full colour Animated invaders High-resolution display High-quality stereo sound effects Non-volatile high score table High-tech rolling score Mother ship with random score Progressively increasing speed and difficulty Realistic shield damage Bonus lives Compatible with 625-line/50Hz televisions that have an RGB SCART input Uses standard retro Atari-style joystick Solid interlaced display Accurate s ...

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How to generate video signals in real-time using a PIC16F84

Background During the Christmas holidays 1997-1998, I started on a small project, trying to generate a video signal with a PIC16C84. I had seen some video clock generating video signals in software, and thought it was a quite interesting idea, and wanted to take it a step further. I didn't know much about video signals back then, I basically just had seen how a single scan-line works. But during the spring ...

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Introduction to the PIC32 using pic-microcontroller

The Microchip PIC32 is a family of complex and powerful microcontrollers that can be purchased for less than $10 in quantities of one. This microcontroller offers many peripherals useful for mechatronics purposes, such as several channels for analog-to-digital conversion, digital I/O, synchronous and asynchronous serial communication, pulse width modulation, etc. For our purposes, the primary advantages of ...

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