17 Sep: SK40C + PIC18F4550 as Pinguino

Pinguino is an easy-to-make Arduino-like board based on 8-bit (PIC18Fx550, PIC18Fx5K50, PIC18Fx6J50 and PIC18Fx7J53 family) and 32-bit (PIC32MX Mips family) microcontrollers. In this tutorial, users will be guided to turn a SK40C board with PIC18F4550 microchip into a Pinguino board and program it for LED blinking.


22 Jul: Microchip’s MDDFS for SKPIC32 – Reading and Writing Files (Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers)

The MDDFS library which is already covered in the previous tutorial can be also used for the PIC32 microcontroller. Please refer to the previous tutorial if you are new to the MDDFS library. The best thing about the PIC32 microcontroller is it has a huge program space, more RAM, and finally, more horsepower than the other PIC microcontrollers available.


03 Nov: Introduction to Microchip’s MDDFS – Reading and Writing Files (Microchip 16-bit microcontrollers)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to read and write files in a Micro-SD card using a microcontroller. Do not worry as you will be using Microchip’s Memory Disk Drive File System (MDDFS) libraries to help you to do all of these immediately. One thing about the library is, it requires a lot of microcontroller’s program space. The dsPIC30F4013 will be used in this project since it has 48KB of program memory.


11 Oct: Ultrasonic Ranging Module, SN-HC-SR04

Recently Cytron is carrying another new ultrasonic sensor in stock which is called HC-SR04. Like others ultrasonic sensor, HC-SR04 uses sonar to determine distance to an object like bats or dolphins do. This sensor require an digital output (Trig) and input (Echo) pin to use it. We will show you the performance of this sensor by using Arduino. In order to make it easier, the HC-SR04 library in Arduino is also provided!