Jon Titus
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Re: Part II: Picking the Right MCU for Your Application
Jon Titus   1/17/2012 3:25:57 PM
Q: How about you suggest 4 or 5 simple microcontroller projects for new comers to do. The projects can make use of most of the features on the mcu like opamps, comparators, adc, interrups, timers,..etc

A:  1.  Flash patterns on 8 LEDS. 2. use a UART to send data to a terminal (Hyperterminal on a Windows PC, for example).  Use UART to receive information from terminal keyboard and echo it back to terminal display. 3. Use ADC to measure the voltage from a potentiometer or a cadmium-sulfide photocell. 4. Use a PWN output to ramp up and then down the brightness of an LED. 5. Connect a temperature sensor to an MCU via an I2C bus and display temp in degrees F and degrees C on terminal.  (Many I2C temp sensors are available only in SMT packages.  See SchmartBoard for adapters.)

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