The microcontroller unit (MCU) is the ultimate electronics tinker-toy, and in this book you’re going to see
how to tinker away with it to your heart’s delight! My intended audience for this book is those who like to learn
hands-on. Learning by doing and seeing has always been my preferred way to learn: If it’s yours too, let’s take the
ride together. For those who like to understand the “why” first of all, the book also includes some background
material that explains why using microcontrollers in everyday situations can be such a powerful concept.
Welcome to another course in the STEP 2000 series, Siemens
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distributors to sell Siemens Energy & Automation products
more effectively. This course covers Basics of PLCs and related
The MSP430 microcontroller family offers ultra-low power mixed signal, 16-bit architecture that is perfect for wireless low-power industrial and portable medical applications. This book begins with an overview of embedded systems and microcontrollers followed by a comprehensive in-depth look at the MSP430. The coverage included a tour of the microcontroller's architecture and functionality along with a review of the development environment. Start using the MSP430 armed with a complete understanding of the microcontroller and what you need to get the microcontroller up and running...
Microcontroller applications with the Basic Stamp, PIC, 8051 and various
others can often be enhanced with the use of the PC serial port, and a
software interface. Designing your own custom interface software for
your next microcontroller application isn't as hard as you may think.
Introduction Nowadays, the communication possibilities between automation systems are a core demand and necessity, even in the case of systems of the lower performance class. Due to the large variety of communication processors, protocols and user interfaces in the SIMATIC homogenous system world (i.e. only SIMATIC systems communicate with each other) and particularly in the heterogeneous system world (i.e. SIMATIC systems communicate with “third party” automation systems) this topic is extremely complex.
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), also referred to as
programmable controllers, are in the computer family. They are
used in commercial and industrial applications. A PLC monitors
inputs, makes decisions based on its program, and controls
outputs to automate a process or machine.
I have my students to thank for this book. Regardless of ability, each has had
a role to play. The more able students have always helped, through their project
work, to develop new ideas and solutions in electronic design. Some have
displayed an astonishing instinctive understanding of engineering ideas, and
some have been so keen to learn as to make teaching easy and rewarding.
There is never enough time to give each individual student the time and help
The Basic Synchronous Serial Port (BSSP) module is a serial interface useful for communicating
with other peripheral or microcontroller devices. These peripheral devices may be Serial
EEPROMs, shift registers, display drivers, A/D converters, etc. The BSSP module can operate
in one of two modes:
Electronics For Dummies
This is an excellent book for beginners as it shows you the basics of electronics, essential tools you need and identifying the components. It shows you some basic circuits as well from flashing LEDs to Microcontroller circuits.
Build a robot that responds to electrical activity in your brain—it’s easy and fun. If you’re familiar with Arduino and have basic mechanical building skills, this book will show you how to construct a robot that plays sounds, blinks lights, and reacts to signals from an affordable electroencephalography (EEG) headband. Concentrate and the robot will move. Focus more and it will go faster. Let your mind wander and the robot will slow down.
You’ll find complete instructions for building a simple robot chassis with servos, wheels, sensors, LEDs, and a speaker.
Digital techniques have become increasingly popular in processing sensor outputs in data acquisition, process control, and measurement. Generally, 8-bit microcontrollers (8051-based, for example) have sufﬁcient speed and processing capability for most applications. By including the A/D conversion and the microcontroller programmability on the sensor itself, a “smart sensor” can be implemented with self-contained calibration and linearization features, among others. A smart sensor can then interface directly to an industrial network as shown in Figure 1.2.4.
The following series of lessons covers the basics of developing applications for the Microchip PIC18 series of microcontrollers. Working with the MPLAB IDE, MPLAB C18 compiler, and the PICkit 2 Development Programmer/Debugger is introduced in a series of lessons that cover fundamental microcontroller operations, from simply turning on an LED to creating interrupt service routines. All lessons can be completed with the freely available MPLAB C18 Student Edition compiler in the freely available Microchip MPLAB Integrated Development Environment.
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A dynamic learning platform! Pre-programmed for quick enjoyment, and comes with instructions for custom applications. Customizable, no soldering required. Learn basic skills toward advanced robot building. This incredibly simple-to-build robot will provide you with hours of enjoyment and a great platform on which to develop more sophisticated applications.