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In 10 Lines of Code

“In 10 Lines of Code: Rapid Development using Cloud Tools for Embedded Control”.  It has been another very intense season, so much that I barely had time to make a proper announcement of my new book: “In 10 Lines of Code”, (Lulu, 2016) … Continue reading

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PIC16F188xx Pearls

Looking deeper inside the PIC16F18855  datasheet [link] I found out a couple of interesting new things that deserve your attention: A new Constant Current Output Control for the I/O pins Memory models up to 32k words (equiv to 64K bytes of … Continue reading

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First Look at the PIC16F188xx family

Back in August a press release announced the imminent launch of the new PIC16F188xx family [link]. This was bundled with another similar launch for the PIC16F157x family that I have reviewed with a tiny bit more detail in this previous post … Continue reading

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VGA Curiosity

The idea of driving a VGA display directly from the I/Os of a small 8-bit microcontroller might seem crazy at first, and perhaps because of this, it is certainly entertaining, and possibly useful to some of you. It is actually easier than most … Continue reading

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Curiosity is Here

Finally the new PICDEM-Curiosity (DM164137) board is here! It’s available on MicrochipDIRECT, at most distributors and online catalogs in stock. There have been a few changes since the first prototype was shown to me during the final edits of the Rocket … Continue reading

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An OLED Image Editor

In the OLED Click project I quickly ported the OLED driver (SSD1306) routines and packaged them with the low level SPI master drivers provided by MPLAB Code Configurator. The functionality test in itself included only displaying an image stored in an array in … Continue reading

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Experimenting with the OLED Click

One thing many of my experiments can often use is an alphanumeric display, even better a graphic one. OLED displays have become really cheap nowadays and their low current consumption (when compared to a TFT display or an LCD with … Continue reading

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First look at the PIC16F157x family

With a thick press release on July 20th, Microchip announced the arrival of two new  microcontroller families the PIC16F157x and the PIC16F188xx each sporting numerous (up to a dozen) part numbers. This would be an exceptional announcement from any other company, but it represent … Continue reading

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Blueboot – A Bluetooth Bootloader

While I was waiting for the Curiosity board to arrive, I started experimenting with my home made Simplicity board (really a PICKit3 Low Pin Count demo board with a microBUS connector soldered in the prototyping area), and  I decided to take  … Continue reading

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Ten Projects for Simplicity

While waiting for the PICDEM Curiosity board  (DM164137) to become more “available”, I kept at testing various new click boards with the “Simplicity board” aka PICKIT3 Low Pin Count demo board (DM164130-9).   Note the two SIL connectors added to the … Continue reading

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