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Capture and Compare with PIC16F877A

PIC16F7877A prototype board

The PIC16F877A microcontroller comes with a Capture Compare PWM (CCP) module which utilizes its 16-bit Timer1 module to generate or count pulses, among other things. I have already covered how to generate PWM in my previous tutorial. This time, we will look at how to implement capture and compare with …

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How the DHT22 Sensor Works

DHT22 Sensor from DFRobot5

The DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor is a common sensor; in fact, there are tons of tutorials out there teaching you how to use it with your Arduino, Raspberry Pi or other microcontrollers. What prompted me to write about this sensor is my curiosity on how it gives out two …

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Using the 3D Gesture Sensor

3D gesture sensor

I recently got my hands on a 3D gesture sensor from DFRobot and honestly, my brain is ringing with the possible projects I can do with it. Basically, it is a device which can sense hand movements in different directions. Imagine controlling anything just by waving your hands! Let's get …

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Arduino PID Control Tutorial

Arduino PID Control Tutorial

In control systems, a controller corrects the output of a particular system to a desired input in the presence of errors and disturbances. The most popular type of controller is PID which is an acronym for Proportional, Integral and Derivative. In this Arduino PID control tutorial, I will show you …

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Arduino RFID RC522 Tutorial

Arduino RFID RC522

RFID technology has been around for quite a while. But it was only recently that hobbyist and makers was able to utilize this technology through the Mifare RC522 RFID module. In this article, I will show you how you can easily use cards as keys for anything, from attendance systems, …

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Arduino Camera (OV7670) Tutorial

Electronics projects like movement and obstacle detection, drones, and robots require a camera for capturing images. I personally recommend using a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black for these kind of projects because the Arduino doesn’t have enough juice to handle the complexities of pictures and, more so, videos. However, if …

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