It was sunny and hot. I was wearing a backpack and I could feel the sweat building up on my back. But I had to walk fast. Because I was late. And because the locals had told me to be careful in the center. I had emailed with Thomas, the founder of the makerspace Göra, […]
Microcontrollers are components that make it easy to control things like LEDs, motors, or fans based on sensor input like temperature, light, or speed.
Since it's easy to make advanced functions with microcontrollers, almost all things electronic use a microcontroller these days.
To use a microcontroller in your project you need to learn to write code. And you need to learn how to upload that code onto the chip. I highly recommend Arduino as a starting point. It makes coding and uploading much simpler.
This page is a library resource with tutorials and the basics of microcontrollers.
As some of you know, I’ve been into mini-radars for a long time. Not sure what a mini-radar can do? Check out some of my radar circuit examples. On my GitHub repository, I’vGitHub hosting an Arduino library for the XeThru Radar Sensors. Novelda, the company behind the XeThru radar, has created their own GitHub repository […]
A while back I wrote a blog series for Atmel on how to build a microcontroller board. I also created a version for my blog, and it became very popular. The idea was to show what it takes to build a microcontroller board from scratch.
In the video below I will show you how to build an Arduino oscilloscope in 2 minutes using only 7 lines of code. This is possible because of an update in the Arduino software. New to Arduino? Check out What Is Arduino? In the newest version of the Arduino software, there’s a tool that makes […]
The BeagleBone is a mini computer, in the size of a credit card. Very similar to a Raspberry Pi. You can connect a mouse, a keyboard and a display – and you’ll have a fully functional computer. But most people don’t buy it to use as a normal computer… …so, what is BeagleBone aside from […]
I just finished reading Getting Started With Beaglebone by Matt Richardson. I’m working on a coffee-related project where I need something more powerful than just the Arduino. The BeagleBone with its HDMI-output and whatnot, is perfect! But I had only used it a little bit several years ago. So I needed a brush-up. I didn’t […]