Garage car detector without a microcontroller

At the end of this instructable you will be able to detect your car as it approaches the wall inside your garage, signalling you that the car is inside far enough so you can close the door. Most car sensors will use a microprocessor to help calculate the distance of an approaching car when entering the garage. At our Wichita, KS makerspace MakeICT, we received a bag of components from JAMECO, which contain ...

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PIC Based Car Battery Voltage Monitoring System

In this project we are going to make a PIC based Car Battery Monitoring system on PCB. Here we have designed a PCB using EASYEDA online PCB simulator and designer. This Car Battery Monitoring Circuit is used to monitor the power of Car Battery by just plugging it into the power outlet on the dashboard of a car. The PCB also has the option to use it as Voltage Measurement tool or Voltmeter without using USB ...

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Microchip aims at LED car lighting

Microchip has included a new power building block in a microcontroller aimed at LED lighting. Called the PIC16(L)F1769, the family has the first PICs to offer two independent closed-loop channels. The firm has steadily been introducing power control peripheral blocks over the last three years – so-called ‘core independent peripherals (CIPs), including for example its ‘complementary waveform generator’ (COG, ...

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DIY Bluetooth RC Car

Last year I started a project to convert my (then) four-year old’s busted Radio Controlled (RC) car into Bluetooth controlled one which could be driven using a smart phone or tablet. The original car, modeled after a “Fast and Furious” Nissan Silvia, was a pretty basic RC with 2-channel on-off (non-proportional) style controls, and while Micah enjoyed playing with it I thought it might be nice to pimp it ou ...

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LED car headlight design can benefit from thermal simulation, says Mentor

The exterior conceals new technology behind the bezels that make possible such features as adaptive beams and LED matrix beams, for example. Often, each LED has its own lens that is held by a fixture, and light guides with small saw-tooth structures to direct the light to the road and to the external viewer are used more often. All of these new structural changes and components have caused the overall compl ...

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Car Anti theft System Project using Microcontroller PIC16f73

For a while we have been sharing many electronic projects for engineering students and then we found out there was a huge demand for embedded projects, especially PIC microcontroller based projects. After a short break, here is another outstanding one that is not only suitable for electronics engineering but mechanical engineering students too. Now coming to the project topic, as seen from the title it’s re ...

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Car Anti theft System Project using Microcontroller PIC16f73

For a while we have been sharing many electronic projects for engineering students and then we found out there was a huge demand for embedded projects, especially PIC microcontroller based projects. After a short break, here is another outstanding one that is not only suitable for electronics engineering but mechanical engineering students too. Now coming to the project topic, as seen from the title it’s re ...

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Real-Time traffic state with Raspberry Pi in your car

The goal This will help to see the state of roads, in live, just need to load your favorite (urban or not) traffic map. The screen I have found a nice screen on ebay for ~18€, a 3.2″ TFT LCD Touch Screen, cheap and small is ideal. Installing raspbian-DVK512-12040725.img To use the touch screen, we run under a Raspbian distribution, you can download the image file here already configured to work with the XPT ...

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