PicKit2 Clone Designed and Manufactured at Home

PicKit2 is a programmer designed by Microchip to program its pic microcontrollers. PicKit2 supports many 8-bit pic microcontroller series. PicKit2 supports almost all Pic-10/12/16/18/24 and dspic-30/33 flash series microcontroller’s. Pickit 2 is an ICSP (In-circuit serial programmer) programmer. In icsp interface, microcontroller can be programmed while its working in the circuit. An icsp programmer uses 5 ...

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IoT based Web controlled Home Automation using PIC Microcontroller and Adafruit IO

Home Automation has always been inspiring projects for most of us. Toggling an AC load from the comfort of our chairs or bed of any room without reaching for the switch in another room sounds cool doesn’t it!!. And now in the era of IoT, thanks to the ESP8266 module which made it easy to control anything from anywhere in the world. In this IoT based project, we will use Adafuit IO to control Home appliaces ...

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Esp8266 based home automation system using wifi

Esp8266 based home automation system using wifi It is also cheap and be used for making cool projects connected to the Internet .Learn how to make a simple IOT Project with it .The ESP8266 WiFi Module is a self contained SOC with integrated TCP/IP protocol stack that can give any microcontroller access to your WiFi network. The ESP8266 is capable of either hosting an application or offloading all Wi-Fi netw ...

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Tv remote controlled home automation system

In this project, we are using IR based wireless communication for controlling home appliances. In this project, Arduino is used for controlling whole the process. We send some commands to the controlling system by using IR TV/DVD/MP3 remote for controlling AC home appliances. After receiving signal from IR remote, Arduino sends related signal to relays which are responsible for switching ON or OFF of the ho ...

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Red Light for Astronomy Observing using PIC12F683

When doing astronomy observing at night preserving night vision is critical. This requires using the minimum amount of light that makes the sky charts readable. What is this minimum level depends on how dark are your surroundings, how much time you have spent in darkness, how well your eyes adapt for night vision, what type of charts are you using, what object are you observing, and so on. My old astronomy ...

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COFFEE POWER MANAGER using PIC16F628

Introduction The problem was this...at Redeeming Grace Church we were meeting in a public school prior to moving in to our permanent facility. Each Sunday morning we would bring in three large percolating coffee pots to brew regular, decaf, and hot water for the mid-service break time. Each pot drew 9 amps. Because the average 120VAC power receptacle "outlet" in the USA is protected by a 20-amp breaker, thr ...

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Smart doorbell System

Introduction On request I have built a microcontroller-based doorbell system which is being used in an industrial environment. This is the basic function: When you push the bell-button, a horn will sound for about 10 seconds. At the same time a light, which keeps burning until someone pushes a reset-button, will be activated. The system has a lot of features: There are 2 different lamp outputs: these can be ...

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Microcontroller controlled Home Entertainment System

This Instructable will take you on my journey to replace my old Netflix/Vudu Bluray player with a PC based entertainment station for my LCD projector. I wanted to be able to access and control Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Crackle, NBC, ABC, and the Weather Channel using only a simple remote control. Along the way, I'll give you the full details you need to replicate this project, but at the same time I'm going t ...

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Arduino powered temperature sensing RGB LED nightlight using PICaxe

About a year ago I started on a project to make a temperature controlled nightlight. I was inspired by seeing these lovely LED lamps styled as mushrooms growing out of pieces of wood. Those mushrooms were made out of glass, which was somewhat beyond my skills. However I then saw some had used translucent sculpey to make mushroom nightlights on instructables. So with that discovery it seemed like it would be ...

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24 Channel USB Connected LED Controller, upto 1A per Channel using PIC18F4550

24 Channel USB Connected LED Controller, upto 1A per Channel This device is designed to be a versatile high-current LED controller, with the ability to sink or/and source currents up to 1A per channel with dissipation of up to 2.5w per channel. The various jumpers and transistor placement allow the device to control many different types of LED configurations with LED voltages of up to 36v. Easily controls 5 ...

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