Tag Archives: USB

NESI – Ready for Blast Off

I learned today about the NESI board (photo above), a PIC24 based data acquisition board designed to fit in the NanoRacks, a platform for research on microgravity effects on board of the International Space Station. It has been created by … Continue reading

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Chrome Extensions and the Ultimate Platform

The Chrome browser has never been my favourite for some mysterious (perhaps purely estetical) reason, but I have learned to appreciate it in recent time for the continuous (furious) effort the developer’s team has put into advancing its technology. Recent Chrome betas … Continue reading

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USB Swiss Army Knife

It’s the small things, the smallest boards, that often make my day! This is the MCP2221 breakout board (ADM00559), and it is my new Swiss Army Knife. If you are not familiar already with the MCP product line, these are generally … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two (USB) Bootloaders

I have been looking with great interest at boot loaders design in recent months. It all started with the “Graphics, Touch, Sound and USB”  book I published last year, where I used  Mikromedia boards as my primary hardware platform to … Continue reading

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eXtreme USB with PIC16F145x

Believe it or not, this is the USB temperature data-logger project recently (June 15, 2015) posted on Hackaday.io by Michael Mogenson.  Now the temperature sensing aspect of the project is relatively interesting to me, what is absolutely unique is the ingenuity applied to … Continue reading

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8-bit is Easier! This is (not) Rocket Science – new Book on Lulu!

I felt the urge to write another book and this time I ‘ve focused on the new 8-bit PIC16F1 family and its Core Independent Peripherals: ISBN: 978-1-312-90777-5 Lulu.com, 160 pages Three Steps to embedded Control ZEN Discover a whole new … Continue reading

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Adding support for the PIC24EP Mikromedia

I have just finished the first complete port of all the “Graphics, Touch, Sound and USB” book projects to the PIC24EP Mikromedia board series! There were several lessons learned in the process, interested users will find detailed notes (and a link to a … Continue reading

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