Augmenting a Microcontroller Microcontrollers (MCUs) are fantastic little ICs that give an extra element of versatility to your electronics, robotics or other project. But they’re really not much use on their own. To function, all MCUs need some sort of support components, and a board to live on — one example of course being the […]
A good power supply is an essential subject to the microcontroller’s base project; it’s like a heart that gives a life to our microcontroller. Sometimes we take it for granted the important of having an adequate power supply to our microcontroller project and this can lead to the unexpected result or behavior from the circuit.
Building a simple and easy microcontroller based robot is always a fascinating topic to be discussed, especially for the robotics newbie enthusiast. On this tutorial I will show you how to build your own microcontroller based robot which known as a photovore or you could call it as the light chaser robot using the simplest
This project has only a few modifications from the “Single Chip, Four Channel Datalogger” article by Dan Gravatt in the 2008 January Issue of Nuts&Volts (page 42), so I won’t go into much detail. Below is the schematic. The changes from Dan’s datalogger are that I used the PIC16F886, which is pin-compatible with the PIC