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Smarter Life

November 24, 2013
It took me some time to solder everything together, but finally I got it working. Bulbs and lamps supplied with 230V are not so easy to dim. You cannot just take PWM signal from uC and simply use it as for DC powered lights. However, there are various ways to accomplish dimming. You can check some other methods online, for instance, the method to relay power from the bulb to some resistor, but still you have to pay for this wasted energy. There is a better way to use only some percentage of ener ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! Let's talk today about the next stage on the road to success, namely about the EEPROM emulation.   You're probably thinking, why is this guy spending so much time working on software changing almost nothing in the hardware? The answer is simple: I still have not received a parcel from HobbyKing and not only that, they even didn't give me the track number! But we will not dwell on this, beca ...
setLED(uint8 R, uint8 G, uint8 B)   I've been mucking around with these guys while in search of an elegant LED solution for my light, http://www.adafruit.com/datasheets/WS2812.pdf     They are reasonably well known in the arduino/wearable electronics community and there's some assembler code floating about to drive them on an AVR. The reason assembler is needed is that they are a driver and RGB LED in a single package, controlled by a single manchester-esque encoded data stream ...