MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Board

MPLAB Xpress Evaluation Board

Today’s Gadget is a development board developed by Microchip designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the MPLAB Xpress Cloud-based IDE. This board comes with an 8-bit PIC16F18855, one USB port, LEDs, one pushbutton and one potentiometer. The MCU pins can be accessed through headers on the board. The Micro-controller has the following characteristics: VDD de 1.8 a 5 …

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NUCLEO-F411RE

NUCLEO-F411RE

Today I’m going to talk about a development board made by STMicroelectronics that works with the mbed development platform. In terms of features this board is part of a family of boards that STMicroelectronics has developed and that only differ in the micro-controller they have. This one in particular has an STM32 micro-controller - the STM32F411RET6. This microcontroller is a …

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CodeBug

CodeBug

Today’s Gadget is a board that was created with the aim of promoting the taste for programming among the young people and that had a campaign of Kickstarter. It is a small board called CodeBug. This board has the following characteristics: Microchip PIC18F micro-controller with USB support 25 red LEDs arranged in matrix 6 external connection points with 4 …

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Logic Analyser

Logic Analyser

A Logical Analyzer is an electronic test equipment that captures and displays the activity of digital signals over a period of time. Typically this activity is presented in the form of a voltage versus time graph and is used to determine if the circuit design is working correctly. A logic analyzer displays the signals as logic values at 1 (HIGH …

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LCR - T3 - TransistorTester with AVR microcontroller

LCR - T3 - TransistorTester with AVR microcontroller

Today the Gadget analyzed is a device that allows to recognize electronically the characteristics of some types of electronic components. Any hobbyist knows that identifying components that are retrieved from junk can be difficult. The Internet helps in locating component specifications, but sometimes it’s tricky to find them. For example, a 2N5551 transistor has another configuration as BC547 yet …

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Espruino Pico

Espruino Pico

Today I am going to talk about Espruino Pico. Espruino Pico is the evolution of Espruino in a USB format. The Kickstarter campaign is over and I already got the gadget. Created by Gordon Williams this gadget allows one to make programs in JavaScript for controlling pins of the board. This gadget cost me £ 17. What is Espruino Pico? It …

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