When I recently completed USB104 A7: Artix-7 FPGA Development Board - Review of the Digilent USB104-A7, a Artix 7 based FPGA board, I made a few comments about how I'd like to explore the DSP48 slices within the hardware but alas hadn't managed to stretch my funds to purchase a ZMOD board to experiment with. As part of discussion I was also very kindly offered a Digilent ZMOD ADC/DAC by a fellow roadtester Fred27 but I knew I might end up like Homer Simpson borrowing something from his neighbou ...
Earlier this day I accidentally published my Weller Soldering Station WT Series roadtest rather than saving it, something picked up quickly by stevesmythe and colporteur, thank you. It was more of a set of notes and a framework that I was hanging the information into as I gathered it. Rather than my unfinished roadtest report constantly being turned over on the latest content list (as I added material) I decided to delete that roadtest and start again. Anyway I thought I'd post formally ...
Just a reminder to us all not to get complacent regarding wearing Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) to suit the task being undertaken, in this case I'm talking eye protection. Whilst using my 'Dremel' to de-rust a tool I assumed the bits flicking into my face were just rust however when I finally stopped I realised they were also brass wires: Luckily I was wearing my safety googles so my eyes were still OK. On a more serious episode I had a similar thing with a wire cup-brush in an ...
During the Holiday Special 19 and my Happy New Year Element14: my last project for 2019 project I ran into issues with the WS2812 LED's flickering and that issue was compounded for me by my use of the Arduino IDE and the lack of debug support. I also suspected that the Neopixel driver library may have been causing issues and so I carried on to port my code from the Arduino to the Microchip PIC range. I had previously managed with great success to use the Configurable Logic Cells (CLC) of a PIC16 ...
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Animatronics Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win an $200 Shopping cart of product! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll 1. Introduction Having not made much of an animatronic before apart from Peter the Pumpkin - pt4 (ready to Share the Scare) I jumped in with an idea for this. I made a blog post detailing my progress Animatronic Fun: Snippets and continued on from there. Unfortunately sever ...
I had an email on my phone that UPS was delivering me a parcel. Having not ordered anything I was intrigued to see what it was. Upon picking it up I immediately recognised the parcel as an Element14 one . Upon getting home I eagerly opened it up to find a whole box full of fun as shown below: There's an Arduino MKR breakout board, a Molex antenna sample kit brim-full of antennas for every conceivable use, a T-shirt, stickers (some of which which will adorn my 3D printer), a USB power bank (v ...
1. Previous Content
2. Aims of This Blog #3
3. The Seattle University Training
3.1 Activity 1: Seven Segment Display (SSD)
3.2 Activity 2: Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient
3.3 Activity 3: Natural Frequency of a Cantilevered Beam
3.4 Activity 4: Position Control of a DC Motor
3.5 Activity 5: Frequency of an Audio ...
1. Introduction For years always wanted to build something that harvests energy but I could never quite manage to actually start the projects off. I like the idea of recycling waste heat in air conditioning or waste water to extract old heat energy but have never had the confidence to re-plumb the house. I did once make a very large and heavy aluminium plate heat exchanger that could pull the energy from waste heat exhausted from a house (e.g. the bathroom) and would warm ...
2. Aims of This Blog #1
3. Starter Literature
4. What is on the Digilent BASYS MX3 Board
Control and Sensors
5. Software Install
IDE and Programmer
Microchip Code Configurator (MCC)
BASYS MX3 Library
6. Board Connecti ...
2. My First Experiences of Microchip
3. What is a PIC Microcontroller?
4. A Typical Microchip Technology PIC Device
5. Development With Microchip Devices
5.1 IDE Overview
5.2 Programming the Devices
2. Recent Aim
3. DDR RAM - Overview
4. Building the Vivado Project
5. Writing the Test Code
7. Analysis of Steps
8. What I Learnt
9. Next Steps?
1. Background Having been sent a Xilinx ZC702 develop ...
2. Overview of Project Aspirations
2.1 Parallel Analysis
2.2 Serial Analysis
2.3 Voltage Levels and Pins
3. Setting up and Proving the Design Cycles
4. Thoughts so Far
1. Background After Sixth Sense Design Challenge you may have thought I have gone a bit quite on ...