Hobby Projects - Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Z80 Family and ZiLOG Semiconductor

ZiLOG Semiconductor

Founded in 1974 by Federico Faggin, the inventor of the world's first microprocessor, ZiLOG builds semiconductor products  that enable design engineers to break through the barriers to creativity and innovation in embedded design.

Zilog - Wikipedia

ZiLOG is the inventor of the award-winning Z80 and Z8 microchip architectures that have been embedded in over a billion end-use devices worldwide. Companies get more innovative products to market faster because ZiLOG products and design tools help them turn their imagination into consumer appliances, remote controls, vending machines, telecommunications controllers, home automation systems, spacecraft instrumentation, industrial automation systems, and thousands of other products.

Thomas Scherrer - Z80-Family

"This page contain docs, FAQs, source code, (cross-)assemblers, (cross-)compilers, utilities, etc. as well as links to other Z80 relevant stuff. Some of the info found here is property of Zilog, like hardware docs, instruction sets, and some of the software available."

WZMicro - Affordable Quality Electronics

The Z-80 SBC

Combine The Z-80 SBC and SB8466 interface card, you will have a full embedded controlled system, you can use it in any project you can think of, it is only limit to your imagination! .

The SB8010 is a highly versatile SBC comprised of a Z-80 microprocessor, 4 general purpose 28 pin sockets for byte-wide ROM and/or RAM chips, a Z-80 CTC counter-timer, and a serial I/O port (UART) using Intel's 8251. A bootstrap option is provided for loading an operating system into main memory using an on-board PROM.

On-board memory can be mapped in various ways to match the memory chips selected. The mapping options are accomplished using a PROM. The user may install his won PROM if a different mapping is desired. However, the six mappings provided should satisfy most users.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cornfield Electronics - Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman, president and founder, invented the company's hit product TV-B-Gone® and turned the product into an international success practically overnight.

Cornfield Electronics - Mitch Altman

TV-B-Gone universal remote control is the first fruit of our technical savvy, embodying our belief in empowerment, and sense of humor.

TV-B-Gone now features the Instant Reactivation Feature which allows you to turn TVs on or off quickly and easily.

TV-B-Gone universal remote control

Electronic Glasses - Trip Glasses!

Blinking lights and sound guide you into gentle Meditation at home or Hallucinate in between meetings.This should not be used while walking, talking or driving any form of human transport including aircraft.

(This is a fun toy product and should not be used for any serious purpose, just play with it at home)

Electronic Glasses

Cornfield Electronics, Inc.
1800 Market St. #123 San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Sunday, February 24, 2013

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

KTechLab project. KTechLab is a an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the programmed microcontroller together with its application circuit. Ktechlab was developed by David Saxton.

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

From Design Gopher - Electronic Product Development

Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for electronic and PIC microcontroller circuit design and simulation. Featuring an extensive circuit designer with autorouting and simulation of many common electronic components and logic elements, KTechLab is the idea tool for educational or hobbyist use. You can simulate analog circuits and logical circuits using KTechLab.

You can write programs using Assembly, C (SDCC), or Flow Code - program the microcontroller(PIC) using flowchart. Another option is Microbe a programming language like BASIC.
KTechLab supports a wide range of Open Source PIC programmers, enabling finalised PIC programs to be quickly and easily transfered to a real PIC microcontroller.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bakatronics - DIY Kits and Model Railroads

Bakatronics LLC designs and manufactures innovative electronic circuits for model railroads.  For the last decade Baka has been creating new ways to make your model railroads "come alive". 

Bakatronics - DIY Kits and Model Railroads

The Kits include the Lighthouse Flasher, Emergency Lights, Airport Beacon, Campfire and Super Welder Flash kits All are based on advance micro controller technology and will enhance any railroad.

 Digital Temperature Controller
FK945 Digital Temperature Controller kit

This circuit can be used to control when an appliance or device turns on and off by temperature. 3 Digit Read Out and easy to set buttons.