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AVR Microcontroller Circuits
AVR Microcontroller Circuits
Wireless LCD Display (AT90S2313)
Its an adaptation of the 2X 16 LCD project, by adding a fettite loop antenna, two resistors, and a capacitor. Here the display shows the output of the 10 bit scanning voltmeter with Minimum Mass Wireless Coupler. Both the ferrite loop antenna and the scanning voltmeterare described elsewhere on this site.
RS-232 to 100 MHz RF adapter
This section describes an experimental low power, low bandwidth data signaling system that operates at 100 MHz (In the FM broadcast band in the U.S.). Before operating a radio transmitter, find out what kind of transmitter operation, if any, is permitted in your locality. Radio transmitter operation is a serious legal matter. In the United...
Decoding 4 buttons with two I/O's on AVR
Just the solution for AVR applications in which I/O is tight, such as the ATtiny12. This should work well on other kids of controllers that have independently controlled I/O direction registers, such as PIC and 6805 controllers. This is a solution was devised for those I/O limited 8 pin controllers like the AT90S2323 (though I tested it on an...
EEPROM Driver for AVR with RAM
I had been putting off writing a driver for some 24LC64 and 24LC256 EEPROMS I was thinking about using, when I came across a temperature logger application written by Seal Ellis. The Temperature logger was posted on on www.avrfreaks.net on January 10, 2002, project ID 49. The original application was written for the ATtiny15, whichhas a small...
Plug an ATtiny12 into the 8 pin socket and hold down "GO!" button. The LED will come on at the end of the programming process, which only takes a couple hundred millisecond. The fuses are now restored to their factory default states. This picture was taken before the voltage doubler, made with the 1N916 and 100 uf capacitor were added. The...
This technique uses digital I/O pins to multiplex analog voltages into an analog input on the microcontroller. The method is most suitable for signals that do not need to be sampled frequently and it may be extended to accommodate a large number of inputs, though for a large number of inputs, the use of a separate analog multiplexer or a...
Locked Loop Synchronous Demodulator
A simple, low component count phase locked loop that locks onto and detects the amplitude of an incoming baseband 7 bit Barker code using a switched resistor demodulator that is driven directly by a microcontroller's output pins. Balanced modulators using resistors and a microcontroller's output pins. Locking into oncoming Pseudo-noise (PN)...
PWM Waveform Capture
The approaches using on-chip A-to-D converters on AVR, PIC, and Cypress controllers reached sample rates of up to about 60 kHz. Not really very useful for the sort of thing I was thinking about using this for: encoded data, radio control signals, A-to-D converter waveforms, checking the dynamic range of amplifiers and capturing audio waveforms...
1 KHz Synchronous Detector
This circuit employs a synchronous demodulator to separate a 1 KHz signal from noise and measures the amplitude of the 1 kHz signals once a second at about 60 microvolts per count then sends the measurements via an RS-232 interface for further processing or display. An LED on the board also lights when the measured signal exceeds a preset...
Morse Code Alarm Clock
(Almost) Trivial application of an AT90S2313 or ATtiny2313 in an alarm clock to change the alarm from "BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP..." to "WAKE UP" in Morse code. This was designed in response to a request and is in daily use. An inexpensive alarm clock was modified by installing a small circuit board inside the clock body and...
I/O monitor program for AVR
Works on AVR controllers with RAM and a hardware UART. This code is easily modified to integrate with ROM applications to provide the ability to monitor and interact with ROM applications via an terminal simulation program over an RS-232 port. It can also be used to stimulate and monitor I/O to aid in debugging hardware. It is very helpful to be...
8 Channel PWM with AT90S1200
The assembly code given here was written to see what it would take to make an AT90S1200 generate 8 channels of proper PWM. In this case, by proper, I mean with the maximum high frequency content consistent with the needed duty cycle and give clock. Take a look at the scope shots below and notice that when the data value is =$02, there pulse...
AVR Programmer with ATMega8-16
This simple AVR Programmer will allow you to painlessly transfer hex programs to most ATMEL AVR microcontrollers without sacrificing your budget and time. It is more reliable than most other simple AVR programmers available out there and can be built in very short amount of time. AVR programmer consists of in-circuit serial programmer (dongle)...
PC Temperature Meter
This is a four-channel temperature measurmet adapter that works without external power supply. It will suitable for measureing temperature and logging its data with a PC. The circuit diagram is very simple and no adjustment is required, everybody will able to build it with ease. I chose an Atmel ATtiny15L for this project. It is the only device...
The frequency counter is the most popular instrument in the home maid instruments. I think that the reason why it is built widely is: it can be built easily because it is digital circuit, it is generic measurement and many construction kits are available. Many electronics hobbyists will experienced to build any frequency counter. This project...
Packet Radio with AVR
Here is some experimental hardware and software to transmit and receive AX.25 packets. It is essentially a PIC-E clone designed around a Atmel AT90S2313 with a few extra bells and whistles. I had picked up a couple of MXCOM MX-614s at the TAPR display (I also joined TAPR) at the Dayton Hamvention, and I needed a project to try them out on. I...
Electronic LED compass
This is a compass circuit based at AT90S2313. The output drives 8 LEDs to indicate the different horizon directions.
AVR terminal for serial port
The LCD display is represented by the connector X1. It has a HD44780 compatible LCD controller and I'm using the 4-bit interface to send data to the LCD controller. The LED's are multiplexed. I've seen the circuit somewhere in the web. It is possible to connect 12 LEDs with only 4 tristate ports with this circuit. You can address the LEDs...
Christmas Star with LEDs
Using a PC parallel port to control external devices is a popular approach these days but I certainly couldn’t afford to tie up a PC for the few weeks leading up to Christmas just to flash a few LEDs! Not to mention the power bill! So, why not use a small microcontroller? They are cheap and easy to use and if the design doesn’t work first time...
LCD Car Accelerometer
The circuit is drawn for measurement of acceleration from 1000 mg until + 1000 mg. It can be placed in kantra'n the car and be supplied from the sheath of electric lighter. The circuit includes one indicative LED and a screen LCD. The measurement of acceleration becomes with the use of IC from Analog Devices, the ADXL202. The particular element...
AVR LCD Microcontrolled Oscilloscope
A few months ago as I was surfing on the net, I saw an oscilloscope based on PIC18F2550 microcontroller and a KS0108 controller based graphical LCD. That was Steven Cholewiak's web site. I had never seen before so amazing microcontroller-only oscilloscope. That was realy impressive circuit, so I decided to design something like that but in C...
Midi Generator with ATtiny26-8PI
This circuit based on ATtiny26 but it could be anyone microcontroller of AVR family. Produce stable one MIDI tone and you can change it by press some keys like to change midi channel 0-15 , velocity 0-127, pitch 0-127. It is start from center tone (C) at channel 0 with velocity 30. Every tone is equivalence with two midi events "note on" and...
USB selector switch
To share a regional press like the USB printer, scanner etc. two computers, it is relatively easy. Just connect the two computers on a network device and say the printer as shared. This method however requires the continued operation of the computer we plugged the printer. Solution to above problem is to give the circuit that we present, and has...
10 Bit analog to digital converter
Study the Analog to Digital capabilities of Atmel ATtiny26. This tiny but mighty IC is really a miracle. One special thing is the internal 10-inputs multiplexed ADC circuit which can covert analog voltages to bytes. This check circuit uses only 3 inputs. Of course you can may changes to use more inputs. I used the AVRISP in-circuit programmer to...
RCEN fuse programmer with AT90S1200A
As you know the AT90S1200 microcontroller include an internal RC oscillator that is disabled by default. If you want to change it (enable or disable) you must to program it with parallel mode. The most programmers working with serial mode and its not possible to program this fuse bit (RCEN). With this stand-alone programmer you can now enable or...
80x32 LED matrix display
I recently purchased 10 SLM1608 (SLM1606) LED matrix display units from Ebay (you might also contact the seller directly at firstname.lastname@example.org). These are 16x16 LED matrix units with a green and a red LED per pixel allowing each pixel to be switched to either green, red, amber or off. The goal of this LEDMATRIX project was to build a 80x32 pixel...
i2c interface to USB interface
The i2c-tiny-usb project is an open source/open hardware project. The goal of i2c-tiny-usb is to provide a cheap generic i2c interface to be attached to the usb. It is meant as a replacement for those simple and cheap printer port to i2c adapters. A USB solution has several advantages incl. the built-in power supply and a more future proof...
Acceleration sensing USB interface
The TiltStick is a small acceleration sensing device in form of a USB stick. It's using a two axis acceleration sensor to measure acceleration (caused e.g. by motion and tilt). The device is emulating a USB joystick and can thus be used in conjunction with any USB equipped host (e.g. a standard PC or the Nokia N8XX family) without any special...
Wireless Lan for AVR microcontrollers
The page is about equipping an Atmel AVR microcontroller based system with a Prism WLAN interface. This document is intended for people that already have experiences with the AVR microcontrollers and teaches them how to add a cheap but flexible WLAN interface to your AVR projects. At least two other approaches exist to accomplish this. Both of...
AVR Compiler toolchain for MAC
If you want a powerful, free and portable compiler for the AVR you'll end up with gcc. Fortunately, gcc is supporting the AVR cpu for quite some time now and e.g. the WinAVR toolchain for AVR development under windows is based on this compiler. Many people have already ported these compilers to MacOS X incl. the fink project and others....
Java virtual machine for the Atmel AVR ATmega8
The NanoVM is a java virtual machine for the Atmel AVR ATmega8 CPU, the member of the AVR CPU family used e.g. in the DLR Asuro robot, manufactured by AREXX engineering. With the NanoVM, the Asuro can be programmed in the popular Java language using the standard Sun JDK. The NanoVM and its tools are distributed under the GPL and can be used on...
EPROM adapter for ATMEL Programmer
The EEprom programmer software supports the following devices 28C16, 28C256, 28C17, 29C256, 28C64. Diode D1 and resistor R1 provide the VDD isolation when programming the 24 pin devices. The jumper J3 must be shorted for 24 pin devices, and open circuit for 28 pin device programming. Following EEPROMs are pin compatible with their EPROMs...
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Ultrasonic distance finder circuit
The circuit described here uses ultrasonic oscillations and operates based on the propagation velocity of these oscillations in the air. Thus, we can easily determine the distance of two points if the time within which the wave travels this distance is measured. There are three main categories of distance measurement methods in use: a) By...
Simple Metal detector circuit with CD4030
Sometimes the precious metals are hidden too deep and are not detected except with complicated devices. In many cases, however, small pieces of precious metal buried near the surface can be detected by relatively simple means. Everyone is very attractive to find something potentially valuable, hidden a few centimeters below the soil. So many...
Fully automatic watering circuit for flower pots
Many times for various reasons we forget or can not water the plants that we have in our homes. And many humidity sensors units just notify us with a beeping sound or with a flashing light, that the pot needs watering. But what if we are away from home? This circuit comes as a solution to this problem. Depending on humidity of the pot at...
Simple deep searching metal detector circuit
The principle behind a metal detector is really very simple. Proof of this is the circuit that follows, in which it proves that the construction of a metal detector can be done in the minute, with few components that we find very easily everywhere. With the circuit of this metal detector, it is possible to detect a metal coin in depth of 90 to...
Sub-Harmonic Bass Converter for Electric Guitars
The sub-harmonic bass generator is a sound producing unit for guitars. The sound it produces looks very much like that of the bass guitar. The octave generator is sometimes quite unusual since it does not produce any of the usual ways of coloring the sound, such as filtering or distortion. Instead, a frequency division system produces outputs...
Echo Depth Sounding Sonar for Boats
In the past the sounding (sea bottom measurement) was done with the "bullet", that is, with a heavy lead object that the seamen plucked into the sea hung from a calibrated rope. As soon as the "bullet" reached the bottom, the depth appeared directly from the calibration of the rope. This arrangement still exists in some yachts. The big...
100W HiFi Audio Amplifier Circuit
This Amplifier was designed to have the following specifications: Distortion less than 0.1% at full power of 100W even at 20KHz. Power has to be attributed to an extended bandwidth. The output transistors must be protected against short circuits. The power supply must be symmetrical so that no electrolytic capacitors are needed at the outlet....
Plant-Pot Water Level Indicator Circuit
A series of LEDs serve to alert the gardener when plants need water. Using two conventional digital integrated LEDs and a series of LEDs, we make a very useful device for gardening. The device detects the amount of water in the pot and alerts the grower. The circuit of the device is shown in Figure 2. The water detection is made from the bottom...
Analogue Sound Preasure dB-Meter Circuit
The best human ear can capture sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz. These limits are known to be the broadest that can exist. Normally the normal limits range from 100Hz to about 13KHz and depend on the age and health of the individual. We for our measurements and to have a good accuracy we will get the limits of 20Hz to 20KHz. A sound to be heard does...
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