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A weblog focused on interesting circuits, ideas, schematics and other information about microelectronics and microcontrollers.




Because I have not tested all electronic circuits mentioned on this pages, I cannot attest to their accuracy; therefore, I do not provide a warranty of any kind and cannot be held responsible in any manner.

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Pinguino - a PIC-based Arduino

Everyone knows an Arduino... For the PIC-lovers, there is an alternative, based on Microchip stuff: A Pinguino.

Homebrew AVR-based iPhone-like device

Don't be silly - you can't make an iPhone with an AVR at home, of course. But you can get a surprising amount of functionality out of a 8-bit processor and a cheap touch LCD.

Morpheus - Propeller-based multicore single board computer

If you are interested in the amazing Parallax Propeller chip, you appreciate the Morpheus: A dual processor Propeller based single board computer.

E-mail checker

How to use an Arduino and an Ethernet shield together to check e-mail box via POP3 protocol...

DS1820 to USB

How to connect 1-Wire device (e.g. DS1820) to the USB via OBDEV's USB firmware for AVR.

USB Host for microcontrollers

It isn't a problem to create an uC-based device as an USB peripherial nowadays - there are a lot of chips with USB device capability, from FTDI to some PIC/USB, or OBDEV's USB software controller. But what to do if you need connect some USB peripherial to your device?

ZX Spectrum games disassembly

Something to read for old game lovers: Two games (Skool Daze and Back to Skool) disassembled and commented.

FPGA Interfacing of LCD module

This project is about interfacing a typical HD44780 Text LCD to an FPGA using delay elements with a Finite State Machine (FSM).

LCD display module

LCD aplhanumeric modules are good available and it's simply to use them. Here are some tips and ideas.

6802 nano computer

A really simple computer based on Motorola 6802 microprocessor.
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