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Microcontrollers (MCUs) in current electronic toy applications are mainly used for infrared (IR) interfaces, external EEPROM interfaces, analogue inputs using external analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) and comparators, timer and clock interfaces, monitoring...

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The 555 timer IC is an integral part of electronics projects. Be it a simple project involving a single 8 bit micro-controller and some peripherals or a complex one involving system...

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In the world of electronics goods, where margins are razor thin, manufacturers try to keep product cost low to maintain a competitive edge. In a bid to achieve this, they tend...

SCADA Basics: An Overview of Automatic Control Systems

SCADA relates to software which is used to control hardware and acquire data from these devices. When we break it down to essentials, we have Supervisory control and data acquisition, which...

Wireless Water-Level Indicator Without MCU

A wired water-level indicator uses many wires, whose resistance increases as their length increases. A wireless water-level indicator using microcontroller (MCU) is costly and not very easy to program. Presented here...

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