Getting Started with Blue Pill and STM32Cube

Arduino is easy-to-use but that's at the expense of numerous features, most glaring of them is speed. Hence you would rarely see an Arduino in an embedded, industrial setting. ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers are low-cost, energy-efficient 32-bit devices with up to 2 DMIPS/MHz. They are the microcontroller of choice if you …

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Arduino State Machine Diagram

Arduino State Machine Tutorial

A finite state machine (FSM) is a theoretical machine that only has one action or state at a time. The machine may go from one state to another if there are inputs (or one input) that triggers the state change. In this article, I will guide you on how to …

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ESP8266 NodeMCU SPIFFS

ESP8266 SPIFFs | File System for NodeMCU

SPIFFS or Serial Peripheral Interface Flash File System is a system that utilizes extra flash memory on the ESP8266 and ESP32 for storing files. It’s so named because the user reads, writes or deletes files in the memory using the serial interface. In this article, I will show you how …

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MQ-4 methane sensor breakout board

How to Use MQ-4 Methane Gas Sensor

The MQ-4 is one of many gas sensors ready to be interfaced with microcontrollers. Just like the rest of the MQ sensors, the MQ-4 is most sensitive to a particular gas. This time, it’s methane, although the sensor can still detect other flammable gases like butane and propane.

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Arduino AD9833 signal generator

Using AD9833 Signal Generator with Arduino

Ever wondered how you can create sine, square or triangular waves with Arduino? Apparently, there’s a way with the help of an integrated circuit package called AD9833. With it, you can now create waveforms for communications, instrumentation or other related projects. My tutorial on building your own Arduino signal generator …

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Arduino watchdog timer interrupt

Watchdog Timer on Arduino Tutorial

In Arduino programming, we learn about functions setup() and loop(). Any code inside setup() executes once while code inside loop() executes again and again until the next reset. Now what if while inside the loop(), something went wrong either in code or in hardware? Normally we just press the reset …

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