Hobby Projects - Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pinoccio and Internet of Things

Pinoccio Scouts have similar specs to the Arduino Mega, but with built-in mesh networking, web-connectivity via WiFi, and rechargeable batteries. Helps you build wireless web-enabled projects.

Pinoccio and Internet of Things

Pinoccio and Internet of Things

Built around Atmel ATmega256RFR2 which has an integrated radio. MCU Clocks at 16MHz.

Wireless with over-the-air programming on the 2.4GHz interface using 802.15.4. Web connectivity via the Wi-Fi Backpack.

17 digital I/O pins, including four with PWM. 8 analog input pins. 2 hardware UART serial ports. Hardware SPI port. Dedicated I2C port. Micro USB port for charging and programming.

WIZ-C - PIC C Compiler Simulator and IDE

A complete ANSI C Compiler for the PIC series with Rapid Application Development front end. Fully inclusive of all of the C Compiler environment and functionality. This is for the PICmicro MCU microcontroller family.

WIZ-C - PIC C Compiler Simulator and IDE 

This has Drag and Drop component selection. Point and Click pin connections and direct parameter selection by drop down lists, check boxes and validated data entry. It also supports In-Circuit Debugging and also can transfer to MPLAB. (professional version). They have a free demo version too.

WIZ-C PIC IDE

There is a optional library set to considerably ease USB development. Included components support timers, serial interfaces, I2C, LCD, 7 Seg displays, keypads, switches, port controls, many bus interfaces including IIC and Dallas iButton.

Learn to program a PIC micro with C using FED

This free manual will take you through the process of learning C from variables through constants to pointers and then structures and unions. Most of the examples are standalone and are as small as possible to enable the purpose and effect to be easily understood.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Open Source Android Oscilloscope

An android virtual instrument - OsciPrime is an Open Source Android high speed data acquisition hardware platform and Android oscilloscope application.

Open Source Android Oscilloscope

Open Source Android Oscilloscope

Using USB, the hardware plugs into Android devices that support USB Host. Together with the OsciPrime Android oscilloscope application it turns a tablet or mobile phone into a high speed data acquisition system.

Android Scope 
OsciPrime Oscilloscope Android App

Hardware Specs:
  • 2x Analogue Input @ 8bit/6Msps
  • 5 analogue gain levels
  • 3.3 MHz - 8.0 MHz Bandwidth (gain dependant)
  • 16 V Max Input Voltage
  • 880 mW Power Consumption
  • Designed for 10x Probes
The Android App Instrument Performance and Controls Include

Controls -V-Offset, Time-Offset, Calibration; Trigger Controls Falling/Rising and Edge, You can Measure Voltage, Freq and Period.  
  • Range +/- 1.5 V up to +/- 16 V
  • 5 us/Div max - 1 ms/Div min 
  • Processing 400'000 samples per second