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Cytron as Nuvoton Training Partner


Last year we have been approached by Nuvoton, a semiconductor company, headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. After a few face to face discussion and email communication, we decided to be the training and academic partner for Nuvoton in Malaysia. The 1st meet up was last year when we attended Nuvoton’s ARM workshop at USM (Island), Penang. […]

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Rain Sensor Module (SN-RAIN-MOD)

Introduction The rain sensor module (Product code: SN-RAIN-MOD) is used to detect the amount of water present on the sensor and with a controller, it can further control output. The rain sensor module consist of two parts, that is the sensor probes and the module board. If you are interested with the specification of the sensor, you can […]

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Moisture sensor module (SN-MOISTURE-MOD)

Introduction The Moisture sensor module (Product code: SN-MOISTURE-MOD) can be used to measure the moisture of the soil in order to control actuator, example a valve that control watering system. The moisture sensor module consist of two parts, that is the sensor probe and the module board. If you are interested with the specification of the sensor module, you […]

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Introduced, CIKU!

CIKU Prototype Board

We believe many PIC microcontroller lover like to utilize Arduino shield, so here comes the CIKU. CIKU is a microcontroller board based on the PIC18F4550. It has 20 digital input/output pins (of which 2 can be used as PWM outputs and 6 as analog inputs), a 20 MHz crystal oscillator (clock speed up to 48 MHz after PLL), a mini USB connection, a power jack, a standard Arduino IO header, a PICkit header, a bootloader switch and a reset button. Besides focus on hardware solution [...]

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Recovering Your XBee

If you are familiar with XBee, you might have experience of the module does not response to your X-CTU or Terminal program or microcontroller. Yup, for unknown reason, XBee module might be DEAD :) But you can revive it by doing recovery. We have been successfully in saving: XBee series 1 (802.15.4) XBee Pro series 1 (802.15.4) […]

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PIC18F Hands-on Workshop with PTK40A

We have been using PTK40A for PIC Microcontroller workshop since it is launched in 2010. With it, we have 3 different PIC Workshop, Module 1, 2 and Advance. All these workshops use the famous Mid-Range PIC microcontroller – PIC16F877A. Frankly, PIC16F877A is pretty mature PIC microcontroller as it has been around for more than 20 […]

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RainbowBit Lighting Up our Staircase

Is kind of boring walking up and down the staircase L Since we moved our HQ to Penang, RnD is being placed on 1st floor, so all engineers have to exercise more J But wait, we can make the walking up and down more interesting with some lighting, and let’s make it automatic and intelligent […]

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Remote Control FM Stereo Radio


Nowadays, FM radio frequency had already become common for communication use.  It use for data transfer, Medical treatment, cosmetic treatment and more. Radio frequency (RF) is a rate of oscillation in the range of around 3 kHz to 300 GHz, which corresponds to the frequency of radio waves, and the alternating currents which carry radio signals. Today, we are going to experience the common FM radio freq, […]

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Arduino Wireless Programming (Bluetooth)


I already share Arduino Wireless Programming tutorial before, by using a BBFuino. But people ask me, how if I already have Arduino UNO, is there any shield that can do that? The answer is YES! HARDWARE 1. Arduino Uno (link). 2. Cytron Xbee Shield (link). 3. Cytron Bluetooth Module – BLUEBEE (link). 4. USB B […]

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Embedded Electronics – Loading Program (PIC)

By: Ober Choo, RH2T Magazine, Vol.8, Mar11 Last volume of magazine, we talked about constructing a stable voltage supply of 5V for embedded circuit. This volume, we continue with another portion of hardware, setup an interface for loading program (hex code) into microcontroller. We will be using UIC00B and PIC16F887 in the discussion. Other type […]

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