100MHz frequency counter with PIC16F628A – LCD Display

This project shows how to build a very simple yet very useful tool that every DIY enthusiast should have in his lab: a 100MHz+ frequency counter. The schematic is fairly simple and straightforward and uses a PIC16F628A microcontroller for measuring frequency and a high speed comparator for signal amplification and conditioning. The microcontroller uses its internal 4MHz oscillator for the CPU clock. Timer1 ...

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100MHz frequency counter with PIC16F628A – LED Display

Couple of weeks ago I purchased from eBay one of these amazingly cheap an useful modules with MAX7219 LED driver and 8 digit LED display. It is ideal for frequency counter project. The problem was the absence of library for PIC microcontrolers. Luckily, I found a great library for Arduino and I reworked it to be compatible with PIC. The schematic of the frequency counter is actually almost the same as the p ...

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Open Source 3.2” TFT Smart Display

This project is an open source 3.2″ Smart TFT display board. The board is based on a PIC32 and a 3.2′ TFT with touchscreen (ILI9320 controller, using 16bits PMP). The software has two main parts. One that produces the 2D functions and a GUI with various widgets (buttons, check boxes, sliders etc). Description A new version of 3.2″ TFT Smart Display project can be found here In the beginning, I just wanted t ...

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MAGIC PIXEL – Bluetooth full color LED display

MAGIC PIXEL Magic Pixel is a universal and handy Bluetooth LED display, which we've been developing with focus on ease of use and effectivity. It can be used for displaying advertisement, information or just for fun. Magic Pixel is an ideal solution where effective and dynamic visualization of information is required. With its thin profile and matte black front panel Magic Pixel looks unsuspicious, but its ...

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How to make a ‘Propeller Display’ using PIC microcontroller

This is my first post Related to Projects and today i will describe 'Propeller Display' project. Me and my friend Rushi, we both made 'Propeller Display' project during our under-graduation. Below is the photo of the project. Project uses Microchip PIC16F84A Microcontroller. Below is the brief specification for same. 18-Pin, 8-bit microcontroller Operating Speed - 20MHz max. 1024 words of program memory (wo ...

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Bicycle Persistence of Vision Light Display — February 2007

In February of 2007 I spent a little while prototyping a board that turns any bicycle wheel into a moving display billboard using a single string of LEDs. The idea was to do something that would be very visible, turn itself on and off automatically, have enough processing power to dynamically generate bike computer style displays, and have enough memory to store full resolution bitmaps. The first revision w ...

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PIC16F877 based controllable digital clock using LCD display (Code+Proteus simulation)

This PIC16F877 microcontroller tutorial answers the question, " How to implement a controllable digital clock using PIC16F877 ? " Using PIC16 simulator (Proteus) you can verify this digital clock code and change it according to your needs. Using three push buttons (As shown in figure below) you can adjust time as you desire. This code is written in C language using MPLAB with HI-TECH C compiler. You can dow ...

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LCD clock with 4″ display

The time keeping is provided by DS3231 RTC chip with an integrated high accuracy (± 5ppm) MEMS crystal. This makes PCB design very simple, as one does not need to take care on special traces design around the crystal. The chip is powered via the VBAT pin with VCC pin being grounded. This way its drawn current is minimum. The RTC chip is equipped with a temperature sensor, which is not used in the current de ...

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Seven Segment Display Thermometer with PIC Microcontroller

The seven segment display is one of the most popular numeric displays used in many microcontroller applications because it’s cheap, robust and reliable. The seven segments actually consists of 8 LED (Light Emitting Diode) and it’s come with various sizes suitable for various numeric display application such as digital clock, counter, thermometer, humidity, etc. On this project we are going to show you how t ...

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LED Persistence of Vision Display

Electrical The main components of the electrical system were the timing system and the LED control system for 40 LEDs using a single PIC. A schematic of the system is shown below (click for larger view): timing In order to time the display properly to achieve persistence of vision, the PIC needs to record the time between successive rotations. To do this in our project, we investigated various magnetic sens ...

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