14 Jun: Simple steps to control Stepper Motor using 2Amp Motor Driver Shield and CIKU

INTRODUCTION: CIKU is born from the experiences of using Arduino and feedback we gathered from SK40C users. Ciku comes with PIC18F4550 pre-programed with Microchip USB HID Bootloader and with this, loading program only requires a USB Mini-B cable, no extra programmer is needed. This will lower the cost needed to get started. In this tutorial, I will show how to integrate CIKU with 2A Motor Driver Shield and a stepper motor.     HARDWARE REQUIRED:...

05 Apr: Using MDD10A with CIKU

Introduction MDD10A stands for Motor Driver Dual Channel 10(Amps). This DRIVER is the dual channel version of MD10C, designed to drive 2 brushed DC motors with high current of up to 10A each, continuously. Just like MD10C, MDD10A can be controlled with two different methods: locked-antiphase and sign-magnitude PWM control. It also only uses solid state components which results in faster response time and eliminates the wear and tear of mechanical relays. What is CIKU? CIKU…


06 Nov: Interface MiFare Reader/Writer with Arduino

MiFare is a contactless smart card system which is being trademark by NXP Semiconductors. With MiFare reader/writer, useful information can be either read from or written into MiFare cards which will then be used in applications like electronic wallet, access control, corporate ID cards, transportation and so on.


16 Aug: SKM53 GPS Starter Kit, SKGPS-53

By using SKM53 GPS module, we can actually view our current UTC time, date, latitude, longitude and so on. In further application, it can used to interface with our smartphone, microcontroller such as Arduino or PIC, and so forth to know our own location. Meanwhile, when we use it, we need to expose it to the sky to capture the stronger signal. As an example, if we in the home, we need to put the GPS module near the window to get the signal. Otherwise, we will not receive the signal by GPS antenna if we inside a closed window room.

11 Aug: Method on interfacing and use the Flexiforce Sensors(A201)

The FlexiForce single element force sensor acts as a force sensing resistor in an electrical circuit. When the force sensor is unloaded, its resistance is very high. When a force is applied to the sensor, this resistance decreases. The resistance can be read by connecting a multimeter to the outer two pins, then applying a force to the sensing area. In this tutorial, you will going to learn on how to display the voltage level on 2×8 LCD and light up the LED based on the voltage level as the different force exerted to the Flexiforce Sensors(A201).