Category Archive for: ‘Arduino’

Arduino Bluetooth

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I bought a bluetooth to serial module from, it allows wireless bluetooth communication between an Arduino and a bluetooth capable device such as a computer or a smartphone. I don’t have the luxury of owning a smartphone so I’ll just be using my computer. The price is USD 8.60 which translates to around RM 27. Dealextreme provides free shipping …

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Digital Alarm Clock

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I’ve decided to make a Digital Alarm Clock for my diploma final year project. Before I start this post, here’s a video about it 🙂   The Hardware   Features   The Making of the Digital Alarm Clock This Digital Alarm Clock project started its’ life on a breadboard, and with a brand new ATmega328P MCU bought from Cytron. Together …

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BBFuino from Cytron

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BBFuino is a breadboard-friendly Arduino created by the guys over at Cytron Technologies ( It is sold for RM 55 but I managed to grab it for only RM 1 cent! Thanks to their 1 cent promotion 🙂 I managed to get other amazing stuffs as well. Back to the BBFuino. The BBFuino is not a complete Arduino in the …

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Making Your Own Arduino Part 2 (Arduino on Breadboard)

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This post is a follow up of Part 1. Read it here if you have not done so. Now I will address one of the issues of making your own Arduino. On the Uno boards, there’s an IC which is responsible as a USB to serial converter and it makes it possible to program the Arduino and also communicate with it …

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Making Your Own Arduino Part 1 (Burning Bootloader)

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Need more Arduinos? Don’t go out and spend on another one. Why don’t make one yourself? 🙂 In this post I’m going to focus on the heart of an Arduino, the Atmel ATmega 328P. A brief introduction on this little beast. 8-bit MCU 32kB Flash Memory 1kB EEPROM 2kB SRAM 23 general purpose IO lines 6-channel 10 bit ADC SPI …

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DS1307 Real-Time Clock IC

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The DS1307 IC is used to accurately count time and date. Once set, and as long as it has power, it will continually count the time by itself. It uses the I2C bus to transfer data to the microcontroller. Below are the key features of this IC.  Real-Time Clock (RTC) Counts Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Date of the Month, Month, Day …

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