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Microchip aims at LED car lighting

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 …

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DIY Bluetooth RC Car

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 …

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