Category: Microcontroller

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

Audio VU meter

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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