Project: GPS2 Click with the PIC Clicker

I’m working on a GPS-based WWVB simulator and I’m pretty close to finished. I wanted to share up to the point where I add on the WWVB circuits and have it stripped down to just the PIC development board and GPS module. This is on a Mikrelektronika PIC Clicker 18F47J53 development board and a QUECTEL…

PIC-based Dumb Terminal

Okay before you start; I know.. I know.. Because I’m shooting for a VT-100-ish emulation my project is technically an “intelligent” terminal but not in a sense that it runs an embedded OS/IP-based, but in the sense that it decodes ANSI ESC codes.. it’s still a freakn’ dumb terminal in my book. I’m just about…

A long week of mouse hacking and projects

I’ve been a little busy on the workbench lately. I’ve been working late at the-day-job so I’ve been neglecting my workbench notebook and my blog for most of this week. I’ve got a ton of “fun” stuff planned for this weekend; no way I’ll get it all done. I won’t make you read through the whole…

16F1509 Ramp Generator using the internal 5-bit DAC

To be honest, I have never considered using the PIC 16F1509 digital to analog converter before. I was considering integrating a DAC internally or externally to a microcontroller for my brother’s synth project. I started on the microchip site and found a number of smaller PICs, 12F1501.. 16F1503, that had a 5bit DAC. The 16F753 has…

Analog Stepper Gauge Friday night fun

Took a while to clear off the bench tonight. I got a little happy with the ORDER button last week through weekend. I’ve filled two more parts storage containers and luckily one of my new packages with another parts storage container from Amazon; I couldn’t find any locally, I hope they’re still making them. The…