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…