How to Install ChipKIT Core

For those of you with a chipKIT board, I have good news! If you like using the Arduino IDE instead of MPIDE, your dreams have become a reality with chipKIT-core (currently in beta). You can now program all of the chipKIT boards directly from within the Arduino IDE and the most-used libraries included with the chipKIT platform have already been updated to be compatible with the Arduino 1.6.x. **UPDATE** chip ...

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Ultrasonic Obstacle-avoiding Robot

This is my attempt at designing and building an obstacle avoiding robot! RekaBot (named after a fairy (: ) can detect obstacles with an ultrasonic sensor that can move around with help from a servo. Based on the measurements she takes, the tracks are driven towards the direction with the biggest distance - avoiding obstacles. Read in and try to build one yourself! Step 1: Concept, Drawings and Preliminary B ...

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Starting a Project in MPLAB X for ChipKIT Products

This tutorial comes right after my Installing MPLAB X tutorial, so if you haven't installed MPLAB X and the XC32 compiler, check that one out first. In Arduino, programming a board is as simple as selecting that board, and picking the port it's using. That's because Arduino IDE expects to program on a select set of microcontroller boards, like the Arduino line, or the chipKIT line. MPLAB is a more general I ...

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Making of PIC18F452 Micro-Controller Development/Generic Board

  Our instructable shows how to create a generic board of PIC18 micro-controller which is further used in advanced embedded projects as there is a number of PIC micro-controller applications .e.g. microwave ovens, multimedia devices, medical and health based equipment e.g. blood-pressure meter, UPS, Power supplies, burglar alarms & detectors and other security and safety equipment. Now the question ...

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Pinguino Project (a PIC Microcontroller Based Arduino #No Programmer Required)

Hey Guys i am Back after 2 months with Awesome Project,This is a Complete tutorial to make PIC Microcontroller based Arduino ,which can run Arduino Programs on PIC18F4550 or PIC18F2550 Microcontroller , one advantage on this microcontroller is ,it does'nt require any External Programmers, Since it has inbuilt USB support .so guys lets get started Step 1: Things Needed ! ) PIC18F2550 (28pin) -1 2) Crystal 20 ...

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DHT22 (AM2302) Digital Humidity and Temperature Sensor Proteus Simulation

Like the DHT11, the DHT22 is a digital humidity and temperature sensor which has more benefits than DHT11 like: High precision and range. If we want to understand this topic we have to read the DHT22 datasheet and see how this device works and its characteristics. Note that the DHT22 is available only on Proteus version 8.1 or higher, version 8.0 or later will not work therefore you have to update your vers ...

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Interfacing LCD and Keypad with PIC16F877A Microcontroller

Interfacing LCD and Keypad are one of the important interfacing concepts of PIC microcontroller since both the input and output element can form a complete embedded system design. This tutorial is about teaching you how to get input input values from keypad by polling method and display the input into a 16×2 LCD. 16×2 LCD: This type of LCD is widely used to display the status of the system and to display th ...

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Temperature controlled fan using PIC 16F877A

You might have come across several applications where we need to control a specific device based on analog parameter. This Embedded system works in a similar concept where we are about to control the speed of a DC motor using based on the external temperature. The rise in temperature will result in increase in speed of the motor and vice versa. These type of Temperature controlled fan systems can generally ...

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Transmitting and receiving data using UART protocol PIC Microcontroller

UART or serial communication is one of the important protocol used by the Microcontrollers to transmit and receive data from the external devices. Almost every controller is equipped with this protocol to make transmission and reception easier just using two pins. This tutorial will teach you to initialize and send data by using UART protocol PIC microcontroller. I assume that you are familiar with the conc ...

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DIY WiFi Outlet using ESP8266

High voltage definitely would hurt you and potentially could kill you! So please be careful. If you don't know what precautions to take, please find someone who does. You've been warned. Edit: fellow instructable brought up a good point. Thanks Spark Master! "I would mention you will probably void any Home Owners Insurance you have if you do this in NYC. Ask the electrical inspectors listed in the phone boo ...

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