Remote Control Server

One of my friends asked me if I could design a circuit for him to be able to remotely power up a server. He has 2 servers and he didn't want to keep them both on whilst he travelled. He wanted to be able to turn on a server when he needed it. He has one server which is on all the time (web server) to which he RDPs occasionally. The project involved a microcontroller circuit with RS232 interface and a simple ...

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AquaCont – Aquarium Control using pic microcontroller

The AquaCont is an electronic system witch permits to manage and to monitor most of the parameters of all the electrics devices that can be found in a aquarium. The PIC18F4520 used to realize it, combines a real time clock and a temperature sensor in order to control 8 relays. The system main characteristics are: time / calendar weekly timer for 6 daily events digital temperature sensor additional eeprom me ...

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Temperature Controlled Fan

I’m currently mainly working on my new anemometer design but once in a while I get distracted. For example when my Keysight E3645A lab power supply was making so much noise that I could hardly concentrate. That’s when the idea of this fan controller was born.Of course, the best temperature controlled fan in the world doesn’t help if you really need the cooling the fan is providing. But very often a small fr ...

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FPGA motor-control design kit

Microsemi is selling its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA dual-axis motor control kit with a modular motor control IP suite and reference design for $599 for a limited period. The kit, which simplifies motor control designs using a single SoC FPGA, is scalable across multiple industries such as industrial, aerospace and defense. Typical applications include factory and process automation, robotics, transportation, avi ...

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Infineon adds to lighting control IC range

Infineon has added to its lighting control ICs, with a chip addressing lighting systems in the range of 40W to 300W. The high-voltage resonant controller IC ICL5101, is for indoor and outdoor LED lighting, high-bay and low-bay lighting, street lighting, parking garage and canopy lighting, office lighting, retail and shop lighting. Since the total cost of ownership is an important aspect for industrial light ...

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SMS Based Device Control using GSM Modem

It has been a while since we published electronic engineering projects here due to the busy schedule we had in the past weeks, and this time we’re up with another interesting project. Before going through the details of this one, you may as well check our latest electronics projects for engineering students. GSM based device monitoring and control system are becoming popular these days. Here I am introducin ...

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IR(infrared) Remote Control Relay Board with PIC 12F675 Microcontroller

Introduction  This little project will demonstrate how you can use your old NEC IR protocol based TV,DVD or VCR remote control to control you home appliances like fan bulb or virtually anything. Consumer IR protocols There are a number of consumer Infrared protocols out there and they have been used for every single purpose possible i guess, like PDA laptops and other consumer appliances. RC-5 & RC-6 by ...

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PIC Frequency Counter with Frequency Lock function

Table of Content: Frequency Reference Frequency Actual Subtraction and Comparator Digital Outputs Integrator Transistors Q2…Q4 Connection to Oscillator How to tune? PIC SW in the frequency counter Final test RB2 Function Is this worth to build it? Pictures are better readable locally with appropriate viewer, so we suggest download them first This PIC software combines frequency counter and frequency lock fu ...

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Servomotor-based mobile robot control

Project description:  Mobile robots are used in many industrial, commercial, research, and hobby applications. This project is about the control of a mobile robot using servomotors. The robot used in this project is the base of a popular mobile robot known as Boe Bot, developed by Parallax (www.parallax.com and www.stampinclass.com). The basic robot is controlled from a Basic Stamp controller (Trademark of ...

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Sensored BLDC Motor Control

In a DC motor, the stator is a permanent magnet and the rotor has the windings, which are excited with a current. The current in the rotor is reversed to create a rotating or moving electric field by means of a split commutator and brushes. On the other hand, in a BLDC motor, the windings are on the stator and the rotor is a permanent magnet, hence the term inside-out DC motor is coined. To make the rotor t ...

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