Zak Kemble

Author's details

Name: Zak Kemble
Date registered: July 11, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Car Rev Alarm and Gear Indicator — August 19, 2017
  2. Si4463 Radio Library for AVR and Arduino — August 16, 2017
  3. AVR-GCC 7.2.0 for Windows 32 and 64 bit — May 23, 2017
  4. Modifying RAM SPD Data — March 21, 2016
  5. MCP2221 HID Library — August 13, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. nRF905 AVR/Arduino Library/Driver — 495 comments
  2. AVRDUDESS – A GUI for AVRDUDE — 337 comments
  3. DIY Digital Wristwatch — 279 comments
  4. N|Watch – DIY Wristwatch Kit — 230 comments
  5. A Lithium Battery Charger with Load Sharing — 134 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 16 2013

IC samples

Everyone likes free stuff. I thought I’d share my recent success of getting a few free chip samples:

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Feb 17 2013

AVRDUDESS – A GUI for AVRDUDE

AVRDUDESS is a GUI for AVRDUDE, a tool for programming Atmel microcontrollers.

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Feb 10 2013

Millisecond tracking library for AVR

This is a lightweight library for keeping track of time to millisecond accuracy, the data type for storing milliseconds can be easily configured, it supports ‘unsigned long long’ which can keep track of time for 584.9 million years before overflowing! Any clock frequency up to 20MHz can be used, most of the commonly used frequencies …

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Jan 09 2013

Bluetooth Net Monitor

A newer version of the Bluetooth network monitor can be read about here, but I’d recommend carrying on reading this post first. Whenever I want to see why a download is going a little slow or getting lag on an online game I’d have to log in to my routers web page or SSH in …

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Jan 06 2013

Getting Bluetooth modules talking to each other

Before we start, please note that most Apple devices don’t support the virtual serial link profile that these modules use. A really easy method of making your projects wireless is to use serial Bluetooth modules, these modules take standard serial data and transparently transmit it via Bluetooth to another connected Bluetooth module, no extra code …

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Jan 01 2013

nRF905 AVR/Arduino Library/Driver

The nRF905 is a radio transceiver IC similar to the well known nRF24L01, but operates at 433/898/915MHz instead of 2.4GHz, has a much longer range and a few extra IO pins. However the nRF905 data rate is only 50Kbps compared to nRF24L01’s 2Mbps. This library offers quite a bit of flexibility: Optional use of interrupts, …

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Oct 25 2012

LCD Image Viewer

This is a quick project I made to try out a 1.8″ colour LCD display from Ebay, the microcontroller code is very simple, after initializing the display it just waits for serial data and sends it straight to the display. Image processing is done by the host program, open your image (drag on to the …

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Sep 11 2012

CPU Usage LEDs

This project has now become the AVR USB RGB LED Controller project. The CPU Usage LEDs host program can be found in the examples directory. Having seen a few circuits around the web that light up LEDs depending on CPU load I decided to make my own since they do look pretty cool 😀 I …

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Jul 29 2012

AVR microcontroller based PWM fan controllers

If you’d like a fan controller kit please email me at blog@zakkemble.co.uk Kit: £10 Post: £2 if you’re in the UK, otherwise £4 Microcontroller will come programmed and ready to go. Only available while stocks last! So this is a bit of a continuation on my 555 timer based PWM controllers, but now using microcontrollers …

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May 23 2012

First time with Arduino and AVR microcontrollers

I had been eying up Arduinos and looking into getting started with digital electronics for a while and now finally brought an Uno along with a 16×2 character LCD with RGB backlight. Wow. It’s like I’ve unlocked a whole new world of electronics, for years I’ve looked at digitally controlled devices like LCDs woundering how …

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