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3.2″ TFT LCD Touch Screen on Arduino Due

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I got myself a 3rd party Arduino Due to complement the 3.2″ TFT LCD because the Arduino Mega is simply too slow. At RM 75, it is half the price of the original Arduino Due. It works just the same and has the identical Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU. The best thing about it is it’s red in colour,  which makes it …

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3.2″ TFT LCD Display (ILI9481)

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In this article, I’ll be testing out the 3.2″ TFT LCD Display with the ILI9481 controller. I’ve also decided to make my own interfacing circuit instead of buying a shield. At the back of the LCD are the pinouts and the SD card slot which can be used to load images. I will be using an Arduino Mega 2560 as the …

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Sheffield Hallam University Summer Semester 2014 Part 2

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It’s been some time since I posted an update. Just returned from the UK and here’s Part 2 of my experience in Sheffield Hallam University. Me in front of the main entrance. The library is called the Adsetts Centre and it is opened 24 hours and 7 days a week! Spent most of my time here during the final month of my …

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Sheffield Hallam University Summer Semester 2014 Part 1

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Hi. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. Have been very busy with final exams of Advance Diploma in TARC. I’m now in Sheffield, UK to attend the summer semester to obtain my degree in Electronic Systems Engineering. I’ve only been here for 4 days now and I can say it has been the best time of my …

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Rotary Encoder 500ppr Resolution

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In this post, I’ll be reviewing the B-106-23983 Rotary Encoder. It is made by ESB and has a resolution of 500 pulse per round. This is a high-end rotary encoder and is used in critical automated applications. It is mostly found in industry machines rather than consumer electronics. It costs RM 350 as stated in the cytron website. Below are …

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Pinguino PIC18F4550

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I’m trying out the Pinguino platform, which is made for Microchip PIC MCUs and it mimics the Arduino environment. It uses programming syntaxes that are very similar to the Arduino environment. It is to make the programming of PICs easier. Since it’s an open source platform, the firmware (bootloader) and schematics are openly available at their website. I’m using a …

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