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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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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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Bluetooth Mini Robot

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Got another new robot kit and decided to create a bluetooth controlled robot with it. It’s from DFRobot and it’s called the MiniQ. Here it is assembled. Created a simple circuit on a donut board with a L293 H-Bridge and Arduino Nano. It is powered by a 2 cell Lithium Polymer battery. Typically each cell provides 3.7V so that amounts …

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Programming Arduino using Atmel Studio 6

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Arduinos are based on Atmel microcontrollers, and they can be programmed using Atmel’s native IDE – Atmel Studio 6. The main reason to use Atmel Studio 6 instead of Arduino IDE is because it provides better performance, Arduino IDE might be easy to use but it is slow because of inefficient compilation. It takes more cycles to execute an instruction …

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