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Servo tester with PIC12F675
This is a simple servo tester which will comprehensively test the capabilities of almost any modern servo. It has two pushbuttons, CENTRE and SWEEP and a potentiometer which works as follows: - CENTRE Does exactly that, centers the servo, afterwards the potentiometer determines position. - SWEEP Sweeps the servo back and forth at a rate...
IR Encoder/Decoder with PIC12C508
The receiver chip uses a Panasonic 4602 38KHz receiver and that's it for external components. It has the serial input (GP3) , two RC hobby servo outputs (GP0/GP1) and three digital outputs (GP2,4,5). Here is the code for the receiver chip. It is a bit of a specialty in that the digital outputs are actually "momentary contact" type outputs...
ASCII Programmer PIC16F84
The idea behind this project is to provide some means of loading a program into a PIC that will then be able to program other PICs in a more conventional way. How do you program a PIC to be a programming device without a programmer, and why would you want to build a programmer if you already have one that can program the PIC to be a programmer....
15 x 7 LED display with PIC16F628
This project is provided as a "prototyping project" as no PC board has been produced. The photographs show the project built on a matrix board using surface-mount components and very fine wire. The final design will require a double-sided board with plate-through holes, especially for the matrix of LEDs, but for the moment you can refer to the...
Robot Beacon with PIC12C508A
We hold the "first rights" to the presentation of this approach and the best part is: "It's FREE!" The PIC12C508A is one of the most amazing devices but because it does not come in a low-cost re-programmable form, it has never been presented in a "designers article." It is a one-time programmable device (OTP) and once it is programmed, it...
Digital lighting controler PIC16F870
This unit recieves DMX 512 data and Analogue (0- 10v) data and uses these to phase angle control mains output. Features: DMX 512 data Input. Analogue (0- 10v )DC Input. 4 Output channels. Remotley programmable Interally saved Presets. 3 Modes of operation Digital Lighting Data, Aanlogue Lighting Data and Internal Presets. 3 Dimming Curves (...
Talking Yoda head
The talking Yoda head consists of a Yoda mask and a microcontroller system to achieve the desired operation/effect. The basic operation of the project was specified as follows: The head was to be placed inside a closed box. Upon opening the box, the light sensor sends a signal to the microcontroller which, in turn, activates the ISD1000A to play...
PWM Fan Controller schematic
The heart of the PWM Fan Controller is a PIC 12F675 microcontroller. This microcontroller is reading the analog output of a LM35 temperature sensor using a ADC (analog to digital converter) . The resulting digital value is converted to a temperature and a fan is powered proportionally to how hot the sensor is. The sensor is mounted against the...
1 button Security locking circuit
The Button Code is a system that allows a single button to act as a keypad. The user enters a 4 digit code into the system using button taps. The button can be placed where the public can access it since like a keypad there are many combinations to keep guessers from activation the system. When the correct code is entered a form-C relay is...
Gear clock using PIC 16f628A
The heart of the clock is a PIC 16f628A microcontroller (PDF). This microcontroller has an internal oscillator however an external 20MHz crystal oscillator is being used since it will have to accurately keep track of time for weeks and months. The microcontroller is interfaced to two buttons and one motor. The interface is very simple, it...
Clock using analogue multimeters ( PIC16F628A )
The Multimeter Clock consists of three multimeters, the first meter displays hours, the second displays minutes and the last displays seconds. A 16F628A PIC microcontroller keeps track of time and outputs a calculated current to each meter to display the current time. The user enters the time by pressing three time adjust buttons. The first...
Fish Tank Lights and Temperature Detector
When the tank is cleaned the fish are removed and placed in a small amount of the tank water. The problem is that fish don’t like rapid temperature fluctuations. I guess a simple in tank or stick on thermometer would have done the trick but what is the fun in that? If the unit just did temperature monitoring it would have been such a waste of...
Digital Volt and Amp Meter
The PIC Microchip Processor must be programmed before it will function as a Volt & Amp meter. There are many internet sites and PIC programmers that you can use. I used a Microchip MPLAB ICD 2 during the project. You might need to made changes to the circuit to accommodate a different type of programmer, do read the programmers instructions...
Power LED mood Lamp
A good way to mount the circuit board is to use a hot glue gun to "mold" the circuit underneath the lamp housing. There is plenty of space there for your board. At the next photos you can see the circuit board mounted on the small 31cm IKEA Mylonit Lamp. It's clear that current changes as colors are changing. As you can see the max current...
NiCd/NiMH Battery Charger
Here we use the PIC16711. Rechargeable battery capacity is rated in mAH (milliampere-hours). The total capacity of a battery is defined as "C", that is it can supply C mA for 1 hour, or 2C for 30 minutes etc. Charge rates can vary from trickle charges to keep the battery 'topped up' of 3.3% of C to 5% of C, a slow current charge of 10% of C to...
PIC Programmer schematic RS232
In the article you will find a description of the universal PIC programmer, which suggested the involvement of Jens Madsen Dyekjar [ http://www.jdm.homepage.dk/newpic.htm ]. Program allows districts PIC12C5XX, 12C67X, 16C55X, 16C61, 16C62X, 16C71, 16C71X, 16C8X, 16F8X, serial EEPROM 24Cxx. It allows to program the microcontroller directly...
Auto-Phone dialer for alarm security system
The circuit consists of a small PIC microcontroller, assembly program, and a few other parts to detect a switch closure from an open door, window, or manual push button and then dial the cell phone number, and transmit a steady tone to indicate the source of the call. The circuit uses the pulse dialing system to interrupt the line connection...
IR 4 channels remote control with PIC12F629
The circuit above illustrates using the IR receiver module along with a PIC12F629 microcontroller to decode 5 individual IR remote control keys so the circuit will only toggle one of the 4 outputs when a particular key is pressed. The 5th key is assigned to the master clear function that toggles off the 4 outputs. Works with most...
Digital Clock Timer schematic
This clock timer uses a PIC16F628 microcontroller to display 3 and 1/2 digit time and control an external load. The clock includes a calendar with leap year and optional daylight savings adjustments. The timer output can be set from 1 to 59 minutes and manually switched on and off. The clock also has a correction feature that allows an...
PIC Dual Temperature Meter by PIC16F628
This is extremely simple to build PIC Temperature meter that allows to measure temperature in two different locations at the same time. Never before such a useful and powerful circuit could be built with so little components and yet provide endless possibilities. This is all possible thanks to the use of PIC16F628 microcontroller and 2G—16 charact
PIC16F688 Based Digital Voltmeter with a PIC mictocontroller
This project describes how to make a digital voltmeter with a PIC microcontroller. A character based on HD44780 LCD display is used to measure voltage. The PIC microcontroller used in this project is PIC16F688, which has 12 I / O pins of which 8 can be used as analog input channels to the built-in 10-bit ADC. The measured voltage is fed to one of
PIC 18 Explorer Board LCD Example Code With SPI Library
Learn to use the LCD display on your pic 18 explorer board with the spi library. The spi library will be used to easily display characters on the LCD. You will also learn how io expanders work.
Production of automatic re-set timer for crime prevention buzzer that uses PIC
The crime prevention bell device that I produced about 20 years ago works still in the active service. It worked many times to make the thief not operate well and not go into it. The bell keeps ringing generally though the bell rings as for the crime prevention buzzer when the thief was about to enter. With this, after the fixed time, it is stoppe
PIC Programming how to get started
Several years ago a colleague suggested that I should be using PICs for my hobby, which then was amateur television. I spent many hours developing and experimenting with video mixers, faders and effects (FX) units, and all this was done sing analogue and digital circuits (TTL gates) that took quite a while to get the desired results. I did not kno
PIC Traffic Lights
All that remains now is for the code to be `, compiled and converted to a HEX file that the PIC can understand. This is achieved easily with the PIC compiler that comes with the PICBASIC package. The PIC is programmed with any of the parallel or serial port programmers that are available free of charge from the NET. If you arrange the LEDs as the
PIC 16F88 Microcontroller PIC based Tengu
Tengu derives its name from a mythicalJapanese creature known for getting intomischief. Our Tengu, however is more earthly in nature. It responds to voice and sounds and takes on different facial features depending on the intensity of the sound. If no sound is heard for some time, it changes from a happy face to a sad face and then goes to sleep. G
PIC 16F88 Digital Thermometer Light Meter and resistance ohm meter
My original idea for this project was simply to try and interface the WINTEK WD-C2401P lcd panel to the pic (see my previous post). I figured it would be fun to add a couple of ADC readings to display something useful on the lcd. PORTB on the PIC is used as the data port for the LCD. The Enable, Register Select and Reset are tied to PORTA. Once th
16 G— 2 LCD Volt Meter & Ampere Meter With PIC Schematic Diagram
Volt meters & ampere meter with PIC can be used to measure voltage and current simultaneously. The series of volt meters & ampere meter with PIC16F876A PIC is used as a data processor voltage and current are measured. This circuit uses the viewer in the form of 16 G— 2 LCD used for the data display voltage and current measurements. In the article
Interface a HD44780 Character LCD with a PIC Microcontroller
An HD44780 Character LCD is a liquid crystal display (LCD) display device designed for interfacing with embedded systems. These screens come in a variety of configurations including 8x1, which is one row of eight characters, 16x2, and 20x4. The most commonly manufactured configuration is 40x4 characters, which requires two individually addressable
Extending the RAM memory of a PIC microcontroller
Dilshan designed a RAM memory extender for PIC microcontrollers. The circuit uses some logic ICs and SRAM memory modules to extend the data memory of a PIC. The designer provided source code for this project written for the MikroC compiler. With this given schematic user may be able to address RAM space up to 192KB. But this can be extended.
Control A Relay from PIC Microcontroller
Simply you can control a relay through Pic Microcontroller. See a simple circuit for controlling a single relay with pic 16f628. When RB5 port of pic become High the relay will operate. This Circuit works with non-latching ralays(commonly used relays are non-latching)
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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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