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How to make custom characters for your LCD
posted April 11 2011 19:43.58 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Do you have a 2 by 16 or similar LCD and you want to know hot you can display simple drawings and smileys? The HD44780 is a very common character LCD display controller. If you have...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   theory/tutorial   lcd   diy   microcontroller   pic   tips   



Airsoft Gun IR controlled turret could fit on an IS1
posted April 2 2011 19:28.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from pyroelectro informed me about his latest project. I received this email 2 days ago, but unfortunately due to lack of time i did not post any blog entries at all. Chris...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   diy   rc servo   microcontroller   pic   remote control (RC)   wireless   mechanical   games and fun   crazy designs   warfare   knives/guns   








Do not spill your tea on this cool super-pong table!
posted March 30 2011 20:07.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Tea table mods are always impressive and keep the spirit of the company up! This one though is double impressive, because it hosts a 30x30 LED monitor (not OLED, normal size LEDs!)...

[Link: bradsprojects]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   microcontroller   gaming   led   pic   mechanical   games and fun   mods   



DIY multi-functional power supply has A-V-F meters
posted March 26 2011 20:37.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Raj from embedded-lab informed me about his latest project. He made a multi-function power supply for his workbench, with current, voltage and frequency measuring capabilities. He...

[Link: embedded-lab]
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Altoids to test VGA/Audio functionality!
posted March 17 2011 20:22.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis




PIC16F84 is marked as "mature" from Microchip, yet Chris from pyroelectro seems that he has some of these oldies in stock. He informed me about this Audio/Visual tester box that he...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   lcd   diy   microcontroller   pic   tools   monitor   vga   tester   pc related   audio   








PIC to measure heart beats and tell if you are angry
posted March 4 2011 22:10.35 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Here is another interesting circuit based on a PIC microcontroller. This time, the PIC16F877 is put to measure the beats per minute of the heart, and hence say if you are angry or...

[Via: dangerousprototypes]    [Link: tecnobits]
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One 555 and 2 wires for 12 keypad interface is cool
posted February 21 2011 20:37.07 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Raj from embedded-lab just informed us for his latest project. This time, he made a cool 2-wire keypad interface for microcontrollers, using a 555 timer. The theory of operation is...

[Link: embedded-lab]
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Interfacing a TV remote control to a PIC tutorial
posted February 15 2011 22:29.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Chris from Pyroelectro sent us his new project. Based on the PIC 18F452 microcontroller, he demonstrates how can someone make an IR receiver that receives commands directly from a...

[Link: pyroelectro]
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Tags: electronic project   lcd   diy   microcontroller   pic   wireless   








IR transceiver measures heart beats from fingertip
posted February 6 2011 19:58.14 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Rajendra tipped us of his latest project, which is really interesting in terms of DIY and science. He made a heart beat meter, which counts your heart beats from the from the...

[Link: embedded-lab]
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