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Connect Android Bluetooth to BlueBee


Nowadays, there have a lot of Android apps that can be used as a bluetooth controller to your microcontroller project. For example you can used Arduino BT Joystick to control your mobile robot, or IORelay Bluetooth Relay to control relays on your board, or BlueTerm to monitor data from your project and many more. So […]

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CIKU + Stepper Motor + 2Amp Motor Driver Shield


HARDWARE CIKU USB Mini Cable (2.0) Adapter 12V 2A 2 Amp Motor Driver Shield Bipolar Stepper Motor or Unipolar Stepper Motor SOFTWARE Please refer to “Getting Started with CIKU” tutorial. SUGGESTED READING How Does Stepper Motor Works – Part 1 How Does Stepper Motor Works – Part 2 HARDWARE SETUP Connect the stepper motor to […]

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Serial Loopback test


If you are using UC00A, UC00B, or FTDI cable, or any UART devices, did you ask the questions: Is the UART working?  Is the transmit pin is transmitting data? Is the receive pin receive data? You want to check whether the UART device is working!!! The simplest method is to do loopback test. Introduction Serial […]

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Accelerometer ADXL335 Fast Test and Angle Test

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Hardware 3-Axis Accelerometer ADXL335 CIKU USB Mini B Cable (2.0) LCD Keypad Shield Jumper Wire Software Please refer to “Getting Started with CIKU” tutorial. Suggested Reading Measuring Tilt Angle with Gyro and Accelerometer Introduction Accelerometers measure acceleration (measure in g), often caused by motion. ADXL335 will output an analog (voltage) reading correspond to the acceleration acting […]

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CIKU + Mifare Reader/Writer CR038


HARDWARE CIKU USB Mini Cable (2.0) LCD keypad Shield Mifare Reader/Writer CR038 Mifare Card SOFTWARE Please refer to “Getting Started with CIKU” tutorial. SUGGESTED READING Interface MiFare Reader/Writer with Arduino Demonstration on GUI Software of the MiFare Reader/Writer CR038 HARDWARE SETUP CR038 Pin 1 is connect to 5V and CR038 pin 4 is connect to GND CR038 […]

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CIKU + 2Amp Motor Driver Shield


Hi, this tutorial will show you how to build line following robot by using CIKU and 2Amp Motor Driver Shield. HARDWARE 1. CIKU (link). 2. 2Amp Motor Driver Shield (link). 3. Aluminium Robot Chassis Complete Set (link). 4. Auto-Calibrating Line Sensor (link). 5. 2 units of 3.7V 1100mAh Li-Ion Battery (link). 6. 2×18650 Battery Holder […]

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Getting Started with IOIO (Part 2)


First thing when we get the IOIO board, for sure we want to test it with our Android phone, at least we know that the IOIO board is working, and it should be easy step, MUST be :-). So, this tutorial will explain the steps to test your IOIO OTG board with your Android smartphone. […]

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Using Cytron XBee Shield

Introduction Cytron XBee Shield (SHIELD-XBEE) is an Arduino compatible shield which is compatible with Arduino UNO, Arduino Duemilanove, Arduino Mega, Arduino Leonardo and possibly other pin compatible main boards. XBee Shield is compatible with XBee Modules and other XBee Compatible footprint module such as BlueBee, XBee WIFI etc. So, why do we design a new […]

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CIKU + LCD Keypad Shield

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HARDWARE 1. CIKU board (link). 2. USB MiniB Cable (2.0) (link). 3. LCD Keypad Shield (link). SOFTWARE Please refer to “Getting Started with CIKU” tutorial. CIKU LCD LIBRARY FUNCTION Below is a list for basic LCD function that you can used with CIKU. You also can refer to the LiquidCrystal.h (under CIKU.X folder) for more […]

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AmpMeter using SK28A and 7-Segment Display


We wanted to demo the current going through a huge motor going through a super high ampere motor driver, 160 ampere to be exact. My task is to design and develop an ampere meter, showing the current! Software MPLABX IDE XC8 Compiler Hardware SK28A PIC18F2550 LCD (8×2) BB-ACS756 CD4511 (BCD to 7-segment Decoder) x 3unit 7 […]

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