a drop in the digital ocean: Microcontrollers

Hello and welcome to the Microcontrollers category. Here you can find all the postings related to the topic of Microcontrollers

Building a Calibrated Tilt Compensated Compass with the LSM303

The LSM303 Breakout is a nice little compass module that consists of a triple axis accelerometer and a triple axis magnetometer. When used together this combination of sensors …

Playing with the ArduIMU+ V3

The ArduIMU V3 is an Inertial Measure Unit (IMU) plus an Arduino compatible processor that can run Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) code much like the Sparkfun 9DOF …

Interfacing a PSP or DS Touch Screen with Arduino

The following post demonstrates via an Arduino sketch the interface of either a PSP or DS Touch Screen with an Arduino Pro and/or Pro Mini.
The PSP and DS …

Koothrappali and the Arduino Motor Shield

In today’s post I am going to kill two birds with one stone as so to speak. Primarily I plan to introduce the Arduino Motor Shield R3 and …

Simple Serial String Parsing

One of the initial requirements I came across whilst developing with the Arduino platform, as with the Netduino platform, was the need for effective 2 way serial communication …

Xbee Explorer Regulated – Netduino

A very quick example demonstrating the use of the Xbee Explorer Regulated Board as an alternative to the Arduino Xbee Shield for serial communication. My apologies for the …

Sheldon 2.0 – Bumper and Headstock

Happily I managed to get quite a lot done on the Sheldon 2.0 upgrade this weekend. Primary focus was that cleaning up the wiring and putting together the …

How to pair two XBee Radios

Recently a resulting factor of a new hobby project was the need to revisit the pairing of Xbee radios. The last time I had to undertake such a …

Arduino Xbee Shield mod for Netduino

Update: For an alternative method check out the following post: http://www.dyadica.co.uk/blog/xbee-explorer-regulated-netduino
This is a very quick post detailing how I modded my netduino to be compatible with the arduino …