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Adding Location to Microcontroller Projects: GPS Tutorial

GPS Tutorial

Global Positioning System (GPS) has been around since the 80's and is still one of the most important features you can add to any electronic system. The idea of tracking something (or someone) is cool enough but doing so without a telephone or an internet connection is much cooler. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of GPS and …

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Blink On-board LEDs on STM32F1 Discovery

In my last post, I presented how to get started with the STM32F1 Discovery microcontroller board by downloading a package and running the example code. This time, I will teach you how to make a simple STM32F1 program from scratch.

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Serial Communication with Microcontrollers

microcontroller serial communication

When working on projects, there'll be lots of times when your microcontroller needs serial communication to talk to other devices or other micros. The most common example of this is adding IoT capabilities to your Arduino board or PIC using ESP8266 or GSM module.  A number of sensors and LCD displays also send and receive data serially.

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Programming the STM32F1 Discovery

programming the stm32f1 discovery

So I got this STM32F1 discovery board about a year ago but I haven't had the time to play with it. There are a number of reasons why I purchased it: 1) I wanted to start studying ARM devices on my way to getting a certification 2) A device that has real-time OS (RTOS) support has always been enticing 3) I …

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