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  • PID-based Practical Digital Control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno

    PID-based Practical Digital Control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno

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    The Arduino Uno is an open-source microcontroller development system encompassing hardware, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and a vast number of libraries. It is supported by an enormous community of programmers, electronic engineers, enthusiasts, and academics. The libraries in particular really smooth Arduino programming and reduce programming time. What’s more, the libraries greatly facilitate testing your programs since most come fully tested and working. The Raspberry Pi 4 can be used in many applications such as audio and video media devices. It also works in industrial controllers, robotics, games, and in many domestic and commercial applications. The Raspberry Pi 4 also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability which makes it great for remote and Internet-based control and monitoring applications. This book is about using both the Raspberry Pi 4 and the Arduino Uno in PID-based automatic control applications. The book starts with basic theory of the control systems and feedback control. Working and tested projects are given for controlling real-life systems using PID controllers. The open-loop step time response, tuning the PID parameters, and the closed-loop time response of the developed systems are discussed together with the block diagrams, circuit diagrams, PID controller algorithms, and the full program listings for both the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino Uno. The projects given in the book aim to teach the theory and applications of PID controllers and can be modified easily as desired for other applications. The projects given for the Raspberry Pi 4 should work with all other models of Raspberry Pi family. The book covers the following topics: Open-loop and closed-loop control systems Analog and digital sensors Transfer functions and continuous-time systems First-order and second-order system time responses Discrete-time digital systems Continuous-time PID controllers Discrete-time PID controllers ON-OFF temperature control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno PID-based temperature control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno PID-based DC motor control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno PID-based water level control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno PID-based LED-LDR brightness control with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno

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  • Raspberry Pi Pico Essentials

    Raspberry Pi Pico Essentials

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    Program, build, and master over 50 projects with MicroPython and the RP2040 microprocessor The Raspberry Pi Pico is a high-performance microcontroller module designed especially for physical computing. Microcontrollers differ from single-board computers, like the Raspberry Pi 4, in not having an operating system. The Raspberry Pi Pico can be programmed to run a single task very efficiently within real-time control and monitoring applications requiring speed. The ‘Pico’ as we call it, is based on the fast, efficient, and low-cost dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ RP2040 microcontroller chip running at up to 133 MHz and sporting 264 KB of SRAM, and 2 MB of Flash memory. Besides its large memory, the Pico has even more attractive features including a vast number of GPIO pins, and popular interface modules like ADC, SPI, I²C, UART, and PWM. To cap it all, the chip offers fast and accurate timing modules, a hardware debug interface, and an internal temperature sensor. The Raspberry Pi Pico is easily programmed using popular high-level languages such as MicroPython and or C/C++. This book is an introduction to using the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller in conjunction with the MicroPython programming language. The Thonny development environment (IDE) is used in all the projects described. There are over 50 working and tested projects in the book, covering the following topics: Installing the MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico using a Raspberry Pi or a PC Timer interrupts and external interrupts Analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) projects Using the internal temperature sensor and external temperature sensor chips Datalogging projects PWM, UART, I²C, and SPI projects Using Wi-Fi and apps to communicate with smartphones Using Bluetooth and apps to communicate with smartphones Digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) projects All projects given in the book have been fully tested and are working. Only basic programming and electronics experience is required to follow the projects. Brief descriptions, block diagrams, detailed circuit diagrams, and full MicroPython program listings are given for all projects described. Readers can find the program listings on the Elektor web page created to support the book.

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  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 USB Dongle

    Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 USB Dongle

    The nRF52840 dongle is a small, low-cost USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 5.3, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. The dongle is the perfect target hardware for use with nRF Connect for Desktop as it is low-cost but still support all the short range wireless standards used with Nordic devices. The dongle has been designed to be used as a wireless HW device together with nRF Connect for Desktop. For other use cases please do note that there is no debug support on the dongle, only support for programming the device and communicating through USB. It is supported by most of the nRF Connect for Desktop apps and will automatically be programmed if needed. In addition custom applications can be compiled and downloaded to the dongle. It has a user programmable RGB LED, a green LED, a user programmable button as well as 15 GPIO accessible from castellated solder points along the edge. Example applications are available in the nRF5 SDK under the board name PCA10059. The nRF52840 dongle is supported by nRF Connect for Desktop as well as programming through nRFUtil. Features Bluetooth 5.2 ready multiprotocol radio 2 Mbps Long Range Advertising Extensions Channel Selection Algorithm #2 (CSA #2) IEEE 802.15.4 radio support Thread ZigBee Arm Cortex-M4 with floating point support DSP instruction set ARM CryptoCell CC310 cryptographic accelerator 15 GPIO available via edge castellation USB interface direct to nRF52840 SoC Integrated 2.4 GHz PCB antenna 1 user-programmable button 1 user-programmable RGB LED 1 user-programmable LED 1.7-5.5 V operation from USB or external Downloads Datasheet Hardware Files

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  • The CAN Bus Companion (+ GRATIS CAN-module)

    The CAN Bus Companion

    Projects with Arduino Uno & Raspberry Pi with Examples for the MCP2515 CAN Bus Interface Module This book details the use of the Arduino Uno and the Raspberry Pi 4 in practical CAN bus based projects. Using either the Arduino Uno or the Raspberry Pi with off-the-shelf CAN bus interface modules considerably ease developing, debugging, and testing CAN bus based projects. This book is written for students, practicing engineers, enthusiasts, and for everyone else wanting to learn more about the CAN bus and its applications. The book assumes that the reader has some knowledge of basic electronics. Knowledge of the C and Python programming languages and programming the Arduino Uno using its IDE and Raspberry Pi will be useful, especially if the reader intends to develop microcontroller-based projects using the CAN bus. The book should be a useful source of reference material for anyone interested in finding answers to questions such as: What bus systems are available for the automotive industry? What are the principles of the CAN bus? How can I create a physical CAN bus? What types of frames (or data packets) are available in a CAN bus system? How can errors be detected in a CAN bus system and how dependable is a CAN bus system? What types of CAN bus controllers exist? How do I use the MCP2515 CAN bus controller? How do I create 2-node Arduino Uno-based CAN bus projects? How do I create 3-node Arduino Uno-based CAN bus projects? How do I set the acceptance masks and acceptance filters? How do I analyze data on the CAN bus? How do I create 2-node Raspberry Pi-based CAN bus projects? How do I create 3-node Raspberry Pi-based CAN bus projects?

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  •  -33% Electromagnetic Radiation Tester WT3122

    Electromagnetic Radiation Tester WT3122

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    This radiation survey meter can test electric field radiation and magnetic field emission to reach the optimal test result. It is used to test and learn electromagnetic radiation situations indoor and outdoor. It is equipped with a built-in electromagnetic radiation sensor, which can display the radiation value on the LCD after processing by the control microchip. You can make reasonable processing or taking effective prevention measures toward the electromagnetic radiation according to the test result. Features One detector for two uses, simultaneous detection of electric and magnetic field radiation Color-screen display Sound and light alarm, automatic alarm above safe value Press one button to lock radiation value (data lock) LCD graphic display of radiation value trend Radiation assessment, indicating if current radiation value is at safe level Easy to operate with one hand, move or perform on-site measurement Applications Electromagnetic radiation monitoring: House and apartment, office, outdoor and industrial site Electromagnetic radiation test: Mobile phone, computer, TV set, refrigerator and high voltage cable radiation test Radiation protection product test: Test effects of radiation-proof clothes, radiation-proof film and other prevention articles Specifications Electric field Magnetic field Unit V/m uT / mG Accuracy 1 V/m 0.01 uT/ 0.1 mG Range 1~1999 V/m 0.01~99.99 uT/ 0.1~999.9 mG Alarm threshold 40 V/m 0.4 uT/4 mG Reading display 3½ digit LCD Measurement bandwidth 5 Hz~3500 MHz Sampling time About 0.4s Measurement mode Dual mode at the same time Overload indication Maximum value of measurement range on LCD Operation temperature 0~50°C Operation humidity Relative humidity below 80% Working voltage 3.7 V Power 3.7 V Lithium battery Dimensions 61 x 25 x 134 mm Weight 131 g Downloads Manual

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  • Raspberry Pi Pico W (Boek) + GRATIS Pico W

    Raspberry Pi Pico W (Book)

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    Program, build, and master 60+ projects with the Wireless RP2040 The Raspberry Pi Pico and Pico W are based on the fast, efficient, and low-cost dual-core ARM Cortex M0+ RP2040 microcontroller chip running at up to 133 MHz and sporting 264 KB of SRAM and 2 MB of Flash memory. Besides spacious memory, the Pico and Pico W offer many GPIO pins, and popular peripheral interface modules like ADC, SPI, I²C, UART, PWM, timing modules, a hardware debug interface, and an internal temperature sensor. The Raspberry Pi Pico W additionally includes an on-board Infineon CYW43439 Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chipset. At the time of writing this book, the Bluetooth firmware was not yet available. Wi-Fi is however fully supported at 2.4 GHz using the 802.11b/g/n protocols. This book is an introduction to using the Raspberry Pi Pico W in conjunction with the MicroPython programming language. The Thonny development environment (IDE) is used in all of the 60+ working and tested projects covering the following topics: Installing the MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico using a Raspberry Pi or a PC Timer interrupts and external interrupts Analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) projects Using the internal temperature sensor and external sensor chips Using the internal temperature sensor and external temperature sensor chips Datalogging projects PWM, UART, I²C, and SPI projects Using Bluetooth, WiFi, and apps to communicate with smartphones Digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) projects All projects are tried & tested. They can be implemented on both the Raspberry Pi Pico and Raspberry Pi Pico W, although the Wi-Fi-based subjects will run on the Pico W only. Basic programming and electronics experience are required to follow the projects. Brief descriptions, block diagrams, detailed circuit diagrams, and full MicroPython program listings are given for all projects.

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  • RISC-V Assembly Language Programming using ESP32-C3 and QEMU (+ GRATIS ESP32 RISC-V Board)

    RISC-V Assembly Language Programming using ESP32-C3 and QEMU

    With the availability of free and open source C/C++ compilers today, you might wonder why someone would be interested in assembler language. What is so compelling about the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA)? How does RISC-V differ from existing architectures? And most importantly, how do we gain experience with the RISC-V without a major investment? Is there affordable hardware available? The availability of the Espressif ESP32-C3 chip provides a way to get hands-on experience with RISC-V. The open sourced QEMU emulator adds a 64-bit experience in RISC-V under Linux. These are just two ways for the student and enthusiast alike to explore RISC-V in this book. The projects in this book are boiled down to the barest essentials to keep the assembly language concepts clear and simple. In this manner you will have “aha!” moments rather than puzzling about something difficult. The focus in this book is about learning how to write RISC-V assembly language code without getting bogged down. As you work your way through this tutorial, you’ll build up small demonstration programs to be run and tested. Often the result is some simple printed messages to prove a concept. Once you’ve mastered these basic concepts, you will be well equipped to apply assembly language in larger projects.

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  •  -14% Verbeterde T-962 Infrarood reflow-oven (Elektor versie)

    Upgraded T-962 Infrared Reflow Oven (Elektor Version)

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    This upgraded version (available exclusively from Elektor) contains the following improvements: Enhanced protective earthing (PE) for furnace chassis Extra thermal insulation layer around furnace to reduce odors The infrared IC heater T-962 is a microprocessor-controlled reflow oven that you can use for effectively soldering various SMD and BGA components. The whole soldering process can be completed automatically and it is very easy to use. This machine uses a powerful infrared emission and circulation of the hot air flow, so the temperature is being kept very accurate and evenly distributed. A windowed drawer is designed to hold the work-piece, and allows safe soldering techniques and the manipulation of SMDBGA and other small electronic parts mounted on a PCB assembly. The T-962 may be used to automatically rework solder to correct bad solder joints, remove/replace bad components and complete small engineering models or prototypes. Features Large infrared soldering area Effective soldering area: 180 x 235 mm; this increases the usage range of this machine drastically and makes it an economical investment. Choice of different soldering cycles Parameters of eight soldering cycles are pre defined and the entire soldering process can completed automatically from Preheat, Soak and Reflow through to cool down. Special heat up and temperature equalization with all designs Uses up to 800 Watts of energy efficient Infrared heating and air circulation to re-flow solder. Ergonomic design, practical and easily operated Good build quality but at the same time light weight and a small footprint allows the T-962 to be easily bench positioned transported or stored. Large number of available funtions The T-962 can solder most small parts of PCB boards, for example CHIP, SOP, PLCC, QFP, BGA etc. It is the ideal rework solution from single runs to on-demand small batch production. Specifications Max. soldering area 180 x 235 mm (7.1 x 9.3") Rated power 800 W Processing time 1~8 minutes Power supply 220 V AC/60 Hz Dimensions 31 x 29 x 17 cm (12.2 x 11.4 x 6.7") Weight 6.2 kg Downloads Manual GitHub

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  • WeMos D1 mini Pro – ESP8266 based WiFi Module

    WeMos D1 mini Pro - ESP8266 based WiFi Module

    This mini WiFi board has 16 MB flash, external antenna connector and built-in ceramic antenna based on ESP8266EX. Features 11 digital input/output pins Interrupt/pwm/I²C/one-wire 1 analog input (3.2 V max input) 16 MB Flash External antenna connector Built-in ceramic antenna CP2104 USB-TO-UART IC Specifications Operating Voltage 3.3 V Digital I/O Pins 11 Analog Input Pins 1 (3.2 V max) Clock Speed 80/160 MHz Flash 16 MB Size 34.2 x 25.6 mm Weight 3 g Pin Configuration Pin Function ESP8266 Pin RX RXD RXD A0 Analog input, max 3.2 V A0 D0 IO GPIO16 D1 IO, SCL GPIO5 D2 IO, SDA GPIO4 D3 IO, 10k Pull-up GPIO0 D4 IO, 10k Pull-up, BUILTIN_LED GPIO2 D5 IO, SCK GPIO14 D6 IO, MISO GPIO12 D7 IO, MOSI GPIO13 D8 IO, 10k Pull-down, SS GPIO15 G Ground GND 5V 5 V - 3V3 3.3 V 3.3 V RST Reset RST Included 1x WeMos D1 mini Pro (based on ESP8266EX) 2x Pin header (short) 2x Female connector strip (short) 2x Female connector strip (long)

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  • PLC Programming with the Raspberry Pi and the OpenPLC Project

    PLC Programming with the Raspberry Pi and the OpenPLC Project

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    ModbusRTU and ModbusTCP examples with the Arduino Uno and ESP8266 Introduction to PLC programming with OpenPLC, the first fully open source Programmable Logic Controller on the Raspberry Pi, and Modbus examples with Arduino Uno and ESP8266 PLC programming is very common in industry and home automation. This book describes how the Raspberry Pi 4 can be used as a Programmable Logic Controller. Before taking you into the programming, the author starts with the software installation on the Raspberry Pi and the PLC editor on the PC, followed by a description of the hardware. You'll then find interesting examples in the different programming languages complying with the IEC 61131-3 standard. This manual also explains in detail how to use the PLC editor and how to load and execute the programs on the Raspberry Pi. All IEC languages are explained with examples, starting with LD (Ladder Diagram) over ST (Structured Control Language) to SFC (Special Function Chart). All examples can be downloaded from the author's website. Networking gets thorough attention too. The Arduino Uno and the ESP8266 are programmed as ModbusRTU or ModbusTCP modules to get access to external peripherals, reading sensors and switching electrical loads. I/O circuits complying with the 24 V industry standard may also be of interest for the reader. The book ends with an overview of commands for ST and LD. After reading the book, the reader will be able to create his own controllers with the Raspberry Pi.

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  •  -40% HT641B Infrared Thermometer (–50°C to +600°C)

    HT641B Infrared Thermometer (–50°C to +600°C)

    The HT641B is a very accurate infrared thermometer that uses a laser to measure the surface temperature of objects quickly and easily. The laser can be aimed at hot surfaces or moving objects, allowing the user to easily capture the temperatures being measured from a safe distance. The device is activated by a trigger and takes a precise temperature reading in a flash. Features High-precision measurements Adiustable emissivity High/Low temperature alarm LCD (Digital display backlit screen) 12:1 (Object distance ratio 12:1) °C/°F unit switch Data Hold Auto Power Off Low battery indication Back light control Laser light control Specifications Infrared temperature measurement –50~600°C (–58~1112°F)0~600°C (32~1112°F) Accuracy ±1.5°C (±2.7°F) Display Black and white screen (1.3') Laser <1 mW (630~670 nm)circular measurement area indication Target distrance ratio 12:1 Tunable emissivity 0.10~1.00 Special range 8~14 µm Response time <0.5s Operating temperature 0~40°C (32~104°F) Power supply 2x 1.5 V AAA Battery (included) Dimensions 147 x 96 x 39 mm Weight 96 g Included 1x HT641B Infrared Thermometer 2x 1.5 V AAA Battery 1x Manual

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  • Raspberry Pi Pico for Radio Amateurs

    Raspberry Pi Pico for Radio Amateurs

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    Program and build RPi Pico-based ham station utilities, tools, and instruments Although much classical HF and mobile equipment is still in use by large numbers of amateurs, the use of computers and digital techniques has now become very popular among amateur radio operators. Nowadays, anyone can purchase a €5 Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller board and develop many amateur radio projects using the “Pico” and some external components. This book is aimed at amateur radio enthusiasts, Electronic Engineering students, and anyone interested in learning to use the Raspberry Pi Pico to shape their electronic projects. The book is suitable for beginners in electronics as well as for those with wide experience. Step-by-step installation of the MicroPython programming environment is described. Some knowledge of the Python programming language is helpful to be able to comprehend and modify the projects given in the book. The book introduces the Raspberry Pi Pico and gives examples of many general-purpose, software-only projects that familiarize the reader with the Python programming language. In addition to the software-only projects tailored to the amateur radio operator, Chapter 6 in particular presents over 36 hardware-based projects for “hams”, including: Station mains power on/off control Radio station clock GPS based station geographical coordinates Radio station temperature and humidity Various waveform generation methods using software and hardware (DDS) Frequency counter Voltmeter / ammeter / ohmmeter / capacitance meter RF meter and RF attenuators Morse code exercisers RadioStation Click board Raspberry Pi Pico based FM radio Using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with Raspberry Pi Pico Radio station security with RFID Audio amplifier module with rotary encoder volume control Morse decoder Using the FS1000A TX-RX modules to communicate with Arduino

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  • Radio Builder's Book

    Radio Builder's Book

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    From Detector to Software Defined RadioRadio frequency (RF) technology is one of the areas which still allows putting your own ideas into practice. Countless circuit variants with special objectives allow space for meaningful experiments and projects. Many things simply aren’t available off the shelf. Crystal detector radios without their own power source, simple tube receivers with a touch of nostalgia, the first reception attempts at Software Defined Radio, special receivers for amateur radio, all this can be realized with little effort and as a perfect introduction to RF electronics.For a long time, radio construction was the first step into electronics. Meanwhile, there are other ways, especially via computers, microcontrollers, and digital technology. However, the analog roots of electronics are often neglected. Elementary radio technology and easy-to-do experiments are particularly well suited as a learning field for electronics because you can start with the simplest basics here.But the connection to modern digital technology is also obvious, for example, when it comes to modern tuning methods such as PLL and DDS or modern DSP radios.This book aims to give an overview and present a collection of simple RF projects. The author would like to support you to develop your own ideas, to design your own receivers and to test them.

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  • Ultimate Arduino Uno Hardware Manual

    Ultimate Arduino Uno Hardware Manual

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    A Reference and User Guide for the Arduino Uno Hardware and Firmware A manual providing up-to-date hardware information for the popular Arduino Uno, the easy to use open-source electronics platform used by hobbyists, makers, hackers, experimenters, educators and professionals. Get all the information you need on the hardware and firmware found on Arduino Uno boards in this handy reference and user guide. Ideal for the workbench or desktop Contains all of the Arduino Uno hardware information in one place Covers Arduino / Genuino Uno revision 3 and earlier boards Easily find hardware technical specifications with explanations Pin reference chapter with interfacing examples Diagrams and illustrations for easy reference to alternate pin functions and hardware connections Learn to back up and restore the firmware on the board or load new firmware Basic fault finding and repair procedures for Arduino Uno boards Power supply circuits simplified and explained Mechanical dimensions split into five easy to reference diagrams Contains circuit diagrams, parts list and board layout reference to locate components easily

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  • Elektor Special: Arduino Shields

    Elektor Special: Arduino Shields

    Make your project dreams come true: an odometer for the hamster wheel, a fully automatic control of your ant farm with web interface, or the Sandwich-O-Mat – a machine that toasts and grills sandwiches of your choice. With the Arduino and the DIY or Maker movement, not only did entry into microcontroller programming become child's play, but a second development also took place: Resourceful developers brought small boards – so-called shields or modules – to the market, which greatly simplified the use of additional hardware. The small modules contain all the important electronic parts to be connected to the microcontroller with a few plug-in cables, eliminating the need for a fiddly and time-consuming assembly on the plug-in board. In addition, it is also possible to handle tiny components that do not have any connecting legs (so-called SMDs). Projects Discussed Arduino seeks connection BMP and introduction to libraries, I²C Learn I/O basics with the multi-purpose shield I²C LCD adapter and DOT matrix displays LCD keypad shield Level converter W5100: Internet connection I/O expansion shield Relays and solid-state relays The multi-function shield: A universal control unit Connecting an SD card reader via SPI Keys and 7-segment displays 16-bit ADC MCP4725 DAC 16-way PWM servo driver MP3 player GPS data logger using an SD card Touch sensor Joystick SHT31: Temperature and humidity VEML6070 UV-A sensor VL53L0X time-of-flight Ultrasonic distance meter MAX7219-based LED DOT matrix display DS3231 RTC Port expander MCP23017 433 MHz radio MPU-650 gyroscope ADXL345 accelerometer WS2812 RGB LEDs Power supply MQ-xx gas sensors CO2 gas sensor ACS712 current sensor INA219 current sensor L298 motor driver MFRC522 RFID 28BYJ-48 stepper motor TMC2209 silent step stick X9C10x digital potentiometer ST7735 in a color TFT display e-Paper display Bluetooth Geiger counter SIM800L GSM module I²C multiplexer Controller Area Network

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  • Python 3 Programming and GUIs

    Python 3 Programming and GUIs

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    This is the second edition of a book aimed at engineers, scientists and hobbyists who want to interface PCs with hardware projects using graphical user interfaces. Desktop and web based applications are covered. The programming language used is Python 3 which is one of the most popular languages around: speed of programming being a key feature. The book has been revised and updated with emphasis on getting the user to produce practical designs with ease – a text editor is all that is required to produce Python programs. Hardware interfacing is achieved using an Arduino Uno as a remote slave. A full description and source code of the communication interface is given in the book. The slave provides digital and analogue input and outputs. Multiple Unos can be included in one project with all control code written in Python and running on a PC One project involves a PIC microcontroller with code provided that can be loaded into the PIC using the Uno. The web applications and server are all implemented in Python allowing you to access your electronic hardware over the Internet. The Raspberry Pi computer can be used as your web server. An introductory chapter is provided to get you started with using Linux. The book is written for use with Debian or variations including Mint or Ubuntu. All of the programs in the book are freely available, ready to use and experiment with by way of a download from Elektor.

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  • Elektor Special: Power Supplies and Batteries

    Elektor Special: Power Supplies and Batteries

    Whatever the methods or even then financial means you have to make your circuits work, the power supply should rank high if not Number One in your considerations. The design block simply called “power supply” is hugely underrated both in electronics creation and repair. Yet, the “PSU” has enormous diversity and comes in wildly differing guises like AC/DC, generator, battery (rechargeable or not), PV panel, benchtop, linear or switch-mode, to mention but a few. The output ranges are also staggering like nano-amps to kiloamps and the same for voltages.This special covers the features and design aspects of power supplies.ContentsBasics Battery ManagementWhat to be aware of when using (Lithium) batteries. Fixed-Voltage Power Supply using Linear RegulatorsThe best result right after batteries. Light Energy HarvestingA small solar panel is used in an energy harvesting project to manage and charge four AAA cells. Mains Powered Adapter DesignBasic circuits and tips for transformers, rectification, filtering and stabilization. LM317 Soft StartThe high inrush current pulse should be avoided. Controllable RectifiersSome suggestions to keep the power loss in the linear regulator as low as possible. Components Worksheet: The LM117 / LM217 / LM317 Voltage Regulators SupercapsLow voltage but lots of current… or not? Reviews JOY-iT RD6006 Benchtop Power Supply Kit Siglent SDL1020X Programmable DC Electronic Load Projects Balcony Power PlantDIY solar balcony = speedy payback! DIY LiPo Supercharger KitFrom handcrafted to mass market Dual-Anode MOSFET ThyristorFaster and less wasteful than the old SCR Battery JuicerDo not throw away, squeeze! High-Voltage Power Supply with Curve TracerGenerate voltages up to 400 V and trace characteristics curves for valves and transistors High Voltage Supply for RIAAFor RIAA tube preamps and other applications. MicroSupplyA lab power supply for connected devices Phantom Power Supply using Switched CapacitorsVoltage tripler using three ICs The SMPS800RE Switch-Mode Supply for the Elektor Fortissimo-100Reliable, light and affordable Soft Start for PSUBe nice to your power supply – and its load UniLab 20-30 V, 3 A compact switch-mode lab power supply Tips Soft Start for Step-Down Switching Regulators Low Loss Current Limit Powerbank Surprise A Virtual Ground Battery Maintainer Battery Pack Discharger Connecting Voltage Regulators in Parallel

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  • Explore ATtiny Microcontrollers using C and Assembly Language

    Explore ATtiny Microcontrollers using C and Assembly Language

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    AVR Architecture and Programming An in-depth look at the 8-bit AVR architecture found in ATtiny and ATmega microcontrollers, mainly from a software and programming point of view. Explore the AVR architecture using C and assembly language in Microchip Studio (formerly Atmel Studio) with ATtiny microcontrollers. Learn the details of how AVR microcontrollers work internally, including the internal registers and memory map of ATtiny devices. Program ATtiny microcontrollers using an Atmel-ICE programmer/debugger, or use a cheap hobby programmer, or even an Arduino Uno as a programmer. Most code examples can be run using the Microchip Studio AVR simulator. Learn to write programs for ATtiny microcontrollers in assembly language. See how assembly language is converted to machine code instructions by the assembler program. Find out how programs written in the C programming language end up as assembly language and finally as machine code instructions. Use the Microchip Studio debugger in combination with a hardware USB programmer/debugger to test assembly and C language programs, or use the Microchip Studio AVR simulator. DIP packaged ATtiny microcontrollers are used in this volume for easy use on electronic breadboards, targeting mainly the ATtiny13(A) and ATtiny25/45/85. Learn about instruction timing and clocks in AVR microcontrollers using ATtiny devices. Be on your way to becoming an AVR expert with advanced debugging and programming skills.

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  • MicroPython for Microcontrollers

    MicroPython for Microcontrollers

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    Projects with Thonny-IDE, uPyCraft-IDE, and ESP32The 'Python' programming language has enjoyed an enormous upswing in recent years. Not least, various single-board systems such as the Raspberry Pi have contributed to its popularity. But Python has also found widespread use in other fields, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML). It is obvious, therefore, to use Python or the 'MicroPython' variant for use in SoCs (Systems on Chip) as well.Powerful controllers such as the ESP32 from Espressif Systems offer excellent performance as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality at an affordable price. With these features, the Maker scene has been taken by storm. Compared to other controllers, the ESP32 has a significantly larger flash and SRAM memory, as well as a much higher CPU speed. Due to these characteristics, the chip is not only suitable for classic C applications, but also for programming with MicroPython.This book introduces the application of modern one-chip systems. In addition to the technical background, the focus is on MicroPython itself. After the introduction to the language, the programming skills learned are immediately put into practice. The individual projects are suitable for use in the laboratory as well as for everyday applications. So, in addition to the actual learning effect, the focus is also on the joy of building complete and useful devices. By using laboratory breadboards, circuits of all kinds can be realized with little effort, turning the testing and debugging of the 100% homebrew projects into an instructive pleasure.The various applications, such as weather stations, digital voltmeters, ultrasound range finders, RFID card readers or function generators, make the projects presented ideally suited for practical courses or subject and study work in the natural sciences, or in science and technology classes.

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  • Elektor Special: Raspberry Pi and Pico

    Elektor Special: Raspberry Pi and Pico

    Contents Projects PicoVoiceVoice alienation and sound effects with the Raspberry Pi Pico Navigation with Vibration Feedback POV Display Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) with the Raspberry Pi Pico Wi-Fi with the Raspberry Pi Pico 'Hello World' from the Raspberry Pi Pico and RP2040A look at the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s first microcontroller Simple On-Off Temperature Controller with Raspberry Pi HAT Multitasking with the Raspberry PiShowcase: a traffic lights controller The Raspberry Pi Ruler GadgetFun with a time-of-flight sensor Raspberry Pi Buffer Board (Mk. 1)Never blow up the I/O again FM radio with RDSA top HAT project for the Raspberry Pi LoRa with the Raspberry Pi PicoFun with MicroPython! Tutorials Qt for the Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi Pico Programmingwith MicroPython and Thonny Raspberry Pi Full StackRPi and RF24 at the heart of a sensor network Raspberry Pi Bash Command Cheat Sheet Community Java on the Raspberry PiAn interview with Frank Delporte Reviews Introducing the New Raspberry Pi Pico W, H, and WH Secure Boot Solution for Raspberry PiRetrofit security at a reasonable price Review: SmartPi – Smart Meter Extension for Raspberry Pi Review: The Enviro+ Raspberry Pi HATMeasuring environmental data with Raspberry Pi and the HAT Enviro+ Review: Meet the Raspberry Pi 4All new but still good? Raspberry Pi Gets a Fast 3.5' Touch DisplayMore power at no extra charge Book Launch: Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs

    € 14,95

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  •  -33% Useless Box

    Useless Box

    3 reviews

    You've seen them online or in hilarious video's your colleagues sent you and now you can build one yourself, as a simple solderless kit! Including all you need except the batteries. Don't know it? There is a lot you can say about this kit, but actually all you need to do is watch a video and fall in love! A must have for each office!

    € 29,95€ 19,95

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  • Ultimate Arduino Mega 2560 Hardware Manual

    Ultimate Arduino Mega 2560 Hardware Manual

    1 review

    A Reference and User Guide for the Arduino Mega 2560 Hardware and Firmware A manual providing up-to-date hardware information for the Arduino Mega 2560. The Arduino Mega 2560 is an upgrade to the popular Arduino Uno board, providing more pins, serial ports and memory. Arduino is the easy to use open-source electronics platform used by hobbyists, makers, hackers, experimenters, educators and professionals. Get all the information that you need on the hardware and firmware found on Arduino Mega 2560 boards in this handy reference and user guide. Ideal for the workbench or desktop. This manual covers the Arduino Mega 2560 hardware and firmware, and is a companion volume to the Ultimate Arduino Uno Hardware Manual, which covers the Arduino Uno hardware and firmware. Contains all of the Arduino Mega 2560 hardware information in one place Covers Arduino / Genuino Mega 2560 revision 3 and earlier boards Easily find hardware technical specifications with explanations Pin reference chapter with interfacing examples Diagrams and illustrations for easy reference to pin functions and hardware connections Learn to back up and restore firmware on the board, or load new firmware Basic fault finding and repair procedures for Arduino Mega 2560 boards Power supply circuits simplified and explained Mechanical dimensions split into five easy to reference diagrams Contains circuit diagrams, parts list and board layout to easily locate components A chapter on shield compatibility explains how shields work across different Arduino boards

    € 32,95

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  • Last stock! Programming with Node-RED

    Programming with Node-RED

    2 reviews

    2 in stock

    Design IoT Projects with Raspberry Pi, Arduino and ESP32 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a major application area for embedded systems. As a result, more and more people are becoming interested in learning about embedded design and programming. Technical colleges and universities are moving away from legacy 8 and 16-bit microcontrollers and are introducing 32-bit embedded microcontrollers to their curriculums. Many IoT applications demand precision, high processing power, and low power consumption. Produced by IBM, Node-RED is an open-source visual editor for wiring the Internet of Things. Node-RED comes with a large number of nodes to handle a multitude of tasks. The required nodes are selected and joined together to perform a particular task. Node-RED is based on flow type programming where nodes are configured and joined together to form an application program. There are nodes for performing complex tasks, including web access, Twitter, E-mail, HTTP, Bluetooth, MQTT, controlling GPIO ports, etc. One particularly nice aspect of Node-RED is that the programmer does not need to learn how to write complex programs. For example, an email can be sent by simply joining nodes together and writing only a few lines of code. The aim of this book is to teach how Node-RED can be used in projects. The main hardware platform used with most of the projects in this book is Raspberry Pi 4. Chapters are included to show how Node-RED can be also be used with Arduino Uno, ESP32 DevKitC, and the ESP8266 NodeMCU microcontroller development boards.

    2 in stock

    € 37,50

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  • Home Appliance Hack-and-IoT Guidebook (+ GRATIS ESP8266 Board)

    Home Appliance Hack-and-IoT Guidebook

    1 review

    Affordable solutions with the ESP8266 and 3D printing If you are looking for a small yet powerful IoT device, you are likely to come across the ESP8266 and compatible products on the market today. One of these, the Wemos/Lolin D1 Mini Pro board strikes a remarkable balance between cost and performance. A small and very affordable prototype board, the D1 Mini Pro stands out with its WiFi functionality and a 16-Mbytes flash memory for easy creation of a flash file system. In addition, there are sufficient input and output pins (only one analog input though) to support PWM, I²C, and One-Wire systems to mention but a few. The book describes the operation, modding, construction, and programming of home appliances including a colorful smart home accessory, a refrigerator/greenhouse controller, an AC powerline monitor, a door lock monitor, and an IKEA Trådfri controller. As a benefit, all firmware developed for these DIY, 'IoT-ized' devices can be updated over-the-air (OTA). For most of the designs in the book, a small printed circuit board (PCB) and an enclosure are presented so readers can have a finished and attractive-looking product. Readers having – or with access to! – a 3D printer can 'print' the suggested enclosures at home or in a shop. Some of the constructions benefit from a Raspberry Pi configured as a gateway or cms server. This is also described in detail with all the necessary configuring. You don’t need to be an expert but the prerequisites to successful replication of the projects include basic skills with PC software including the ability to surf the Internet. In terms of hardware, you should be comfortable with soldering and generally assembling the PCBs presented in the book. All custom software written for the IoT devices, the PCB layouts, and 3D print files described in the book are available for free downloading.

    € 39,95

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