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STM32F1 Serial Port and printf()

STM32F1 serial output

Needless to say, a serial output is a necessary tool in debugging embedded system applications. Placing the right messages in the right place will help you save hours in figuring out what went wrong in your code. Arduino programmers are very familiar with Serial.print() and its derivatives. But how can we …

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Using Rotary Encoders with Arduino

incremental rotary encoder

There exists a sensor for almost all physical parameters. Temperature? Pressure? Weight? Gas Concentration? We’ve written a tutorial for them all on this site. This time, we will try to build a device that measures rotational position. The same device can measure rotational speed too. Of course, we’re talking about the …

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Using an E-ink Display with Arduino

e-ink display front

Ever wondered why e-book readers don’t use LCDs, OLEDs, or TFT displays? This is because, with the same usage, e-paper or e-ink displays consume 0.008% power compared to a TFT display. In this article, I’ll be featuring an e-ink display that can be readily used with Arduino and other microcontrollers.

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Get Any Reddit Post using ESP32

Reddit’s API has been piquing my curiosity for some time. However, my past experiences with APIs, especially with Twitter and Facebook have left a bad taste in my mouth. Then one day I had the courage to try it again and to my surprise, it’s far easier than it looks!

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Update ESP32 Firmware through External Web Server

ESP32 Update Firmware through Web Server

Launching a project into production doesn’t mean it’s 100% finished — this is why software/firmware updates exist. And your users are not programmers so you want the update process as user-friendly as possible. Thankfully, the ESP32 allows you to update its compiled code, called firmware, to be updated over the …

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A Guide to Powering your Arduino

Solar-powered Arduino

The Arduino was invented primarily for non-engineers but now, a lot of engineers are also into it. Using it in a fully-developed project is not a good look, yes, but it’s a lot quicker than building from scratch.  My only issue at the beginning is finding the best way to …

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