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1.     Previous Content 2.     Aims of This Blog #2 3.     The LibPack Projects 3.1     ACL Demo - the 3-axis accelerometer 3.2     AIC Demo - reading the potentiometer 3.3     Audio Demo 3.4     Basic IO Demo 3.5     Basic IO 2 Demo 3.6     Basys_Mx3 User Demo 3.7    ...
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The Trickle Charger

Posted by 14rhb Oct 13, 2019
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 ...
1.     Introduction 2.     Aims of This Blog #1 3.     Starter Literature 4.     What is on the Digilent BASYS MX3 Board Main Devices Display Control and Sensors Audio Connectors 5.     Software Install IDE and Programmer C Compiler Microchip Code Configurator (MCC) MPLAB Harmony BASYS MX3 Library 6.     Board Connecti ...
Just a quick update that might help other BB-AI experimenters. I managed to get the TIDL software to identify the cat example iBox: #2 Setting up the BB-AI so I decided to try and identify a moth: I pulled it into the BB_AI using wget command and placed it in the same place where the cat jpeg file was located. Although TIDL imagenet ran on this file it wasn't able to read it, although the test was finished with a PASSED, which was a bit strange. I tried renaming my file from Moth1,jpg to M ...
Vision Thing Enter Your Project for a chance to win an Oscilloscope Grand Prize Package for the Most Creative Vision Thing Project! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll 1.     Background 2.     Cooling Issues 3.     Logging in And Updating 4.     OpenCV 5.     Has it Crashed - How can I tell ? 6.     Powerin ...
1.     Forward 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 5.3     Programmer-to-Go 5.4     Datasheets 6. ...
1.     Background 2.     Recent Aim 3.     DDR RAM - Overview 4.     Building the Vivado Project 5.     Writing the Test Code 6.     Results 7.     Analysis of Steps 8.     What I Learnt 9.     Next Steps? 1.     Background Having been sent a Xilinx ZC702 develop ...
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AI Vision - iBox

Posted by 14rhb Sep 22, 2019
Vision Thing Enter Your Project for a chance to win an Oscilloscope Grand Prize Package for the Most Creative Vision Thing Project! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   From https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-93443/l/project14-vision-thing-build-things-using-graphics-ai-computer-visi…   This is my idea for the AI/Computer Vision E14Project.   The Problem I was gardening back in June/July when I noticed some brow ...
1.     Background 2.     Aims 3.     Progress 3.1     Initial Progress 3.2     A HDL Design 4.     My Programmable Blinky 4.1     The New Programmable Logic IP 4.2     The Overall Design in Vivado 4.3     SDK 4.4     Results 4.5     Issues ...
1.     Background 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 ...
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R2B4 #12 - Thank You

Posted by 14rhb Apr 16, 2019
Wow, I'm still overwhelmed that my R2B4 robot won the runner up prize in the Sixth Sense Design Challenge . I was quickly contacted by danzima to tell me that my prize was being shipped.....and yesterday this box was delivered by UPS. Up until then I had never used a 3D printer let alone owned my own one. About two years ago I started trying to make my own following along the lines of a Prusa i3 but without access to a 3D printer to make the joints I found myself using pieces of metal, wood a ...
This is a quick blog post about using my NooElec SDR for the first time.   Back last year I was luckily chosen to roadtest three Molex Antennas Molex 2.4GHz / 5GHz Antenna Kit - Review  and that re-kindled my interest in RF work at home. Wanted to have a 'play around' I bought myself a low-cost SDR for fun and it arrived today. It cost me just over £20 (UK) and plugs into the USB port of my computer plus it has a SMA connector for the antenna. I actually made a misjudgment and bo ...
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ledog - Light Emitting Dog

Posted by 14rhb Jan 13, 2019
Wearable Tech Enter Your Electronics & Design Project for a chance to win a $100 Shopping Cart! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Introduction My Submission to Wearable Tech Basic Design Calcs Time for a PCB Construction The Program and Programming Finishing Off Summary Introduction When it was commented that there was only one applicant for the Wearable Tech Project14 I joked that I was going to wire ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   1.     Videos 1.1     First Video 1.2     Second Video 2.     The Effects 2.1     PIC Microcontroller Firework ...
Merry Boxes & LEDs Enter Your Project for a chance to win a Maker Tool Kit, an Oscilloscope Grand Prize for the project that brings the Most Joy to the Heart, and Gift to Gives! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   I added a few other effects to follow on from LED Fireworks - Festive Lights 2018 including an Arduino Uno powered effect with the initial streak as the rocket goes up.   Happy new year to everyone on Element14 (members ...