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22 Jun: PID for Embedded Design

By Kong Wai Weng RH2T Mag, Vol.4, Mar 2010 PID control system is one of the most mature and commonly used control strategies in the industrial for decades thanks to its simple but effective algorithm. In this article, we will discuss the basic concept of PID controller and how to implement it in the embedded system. Introduction Closed loop control system is an essential topic for embedded systems, bringing together actuators and sensors with the…

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20 Jun: WIZnet Serial to Ethernet Gateway with PIC Microcontroller

By Idris Zainal Abidin This is article from one of electronics amateur, experience in embedded design and programming. He has utilize the BPS-5-3 breadboard power stick, LC04A Logic Level Shifter and WIZnet Serial to Ethernet Gateway, to show the basic interface between WIZnet gateway, Graphic LCD, PIC microcontroller and the setup. Main Components: 1. WIZnet Serial-to Ethernet Gateway. 2. PIC16F688 Microcontroller. 3. Breadboard GL-12 (C&D). 4. Breadboard Power Stick 5V 3V3. 5. Logic Converter 4...
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14 Jun: Remote Control of Tilt and Pan Camera using Microcontroller

This is Final Year Project's abstract by one of our internship student 2011, Mr. Tiew Weng Khai. Thanks to WK for sharing with us. He is responsible to modify the Pinguino board and become PICuno board, he has also contributed a few tutorials on using SK40C + PIC18F4550 as Pinguino board. Nowadays, tilt and pan camera is increasingly being used in robotic and machine vision application. In this project, tilt and pan system is developed...
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13 Jun: USB (Universal Serial Bus)

By: Ober Choo RH2T Magazine, Vol.3,March 2010 Nowadays, USB has replaced most of the computer port connectors such as serial port (DB9), parallel port and PS/2.   Introduction Universal Serial Bus known as USB, seems to be very popular among computer peripheral for human device interfaces such as mouse, keyboard, speaker, external hard disc and many more devices. So why do we discuss about USB? What does USB have to do with Robot? Well, robot...