Archives for August, 2014
Ethernet is the leading wired standard for networking as it enables to connect a very large number of computers, microcontrollers and other computer-based equipment to one another. With just a network switch, many different devices can easily communicate with one another with Ethernet, allowing different devices and equipment to be accessed remotely and this also provides a cost-effective and reliable means of remote control and monitoring. For microcontrollers which don't have an integrated Ethernet peripheral, Microchip offers a serial Ethernet chip that can easily be used by any microcontroller with an SPI interface to provide Ethernet capability to the application. The ENC28J60 is a popular 28-pin serial Ethernet chip, 10BASE-T stand alone Ethernet Controller with SPI interface, on board MAC & PHY, 8 Kbytes of Buffer RAM and an SPI serial interface. In this article we will learn how to use the ENC28J60 Ethernet controller with MikroC Pro for PIC SPI Ethernet ENC28J60 Library.
With Globalization, the world has become a small village, information and trade is negotiated at world level. Companies have to develop and support applications in languages other than their language if they have to remain relevant into this global competition. What is even more challenging is that some of the major languages of the world like Arabic, Hindi and Chinese are not even written in Roman Script, so special features have to be provided to deal with these languages. In this article, we will see how to localize windows forms to create a multilingual application to give the user the ability to change to his/her preferred language at run-time using Microsoft Visual C#. Localization is the process of customizing your application to a particular language, culture or locale. In our demonstration project, we have supported 3 languages, English, French, and Spanish. The user can switch between any of these 3 languages at run time and the application will remember the last selected language when started. This same method can be used to support any other required language of the world.
Ethernet is the leading wired standard for networking as it enables to connect a very large number of computers, microcontrollers and other computer-based equipment to one another. In this project we are going to learn how to control any device like an LED, a relay, a light bulb, a motor and so on connected to a PIC Microcontroller from a remote location using just a web browser. An operator can use a computer, tablet or even a cellphone to control a device at a remote location. With the help of a router connected to the internet, this device can be controlled anywhere from the world in real time. Connecting to a Microcontroller using a web browser is the easiest and reliable method of establishing connectivity and above all there is no need to develop a special Graphical User Interface software on the PC or cellphone for that matter as all PCs' operating systems already have a built-in web browser or one can download one of the free other web browsers like Google chrome or Mozilla firefox for example. This project can be used as a base for Final Year Project For Engineering Students
Every day, another local business crashes and burns in spectacular fashion. Did they make a lot of mistakes? I don’t think so. My theory is that they didn't make anywhere near enough mistakes. See, at school, they trained you to believe that mistakes are bad. That mistakes reveal ineptitude. That mistakes are shameful. Fans of business plans always emphasize one thing: To Secure funding for your business, you almost always require a formal plan. But what about companies which are funded by friends and family? What about the notion of starting small and grow yourself up into success? Why would you wait for investors, commercial banks or government lending institutions to approve your business before you can start your dream? Unless you are just there trying to do any business and not trying to solve the customer problem, then indeed you will need a business plan.
DC motors are used in many industrial, commercial, and domestic applications. We have DC motors in toys, irrigation pumps, robotics, Drills and in many applications. In this article, we are going to learn how to interface a DC motor with a PIC Microcontroller, rotating it in either the clockwise or anticlockwise direction using MPLAB XC8 Compiler.
A GSM modem is a wireless modem that works with a GSM wireless network. GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communications, this architecture is used for mobile communication in most of the countries in the world. A wireless modem acts basically like the traditional dial-up modem, the main difference is that a dial-up modem sends and receives data through a fixed telephone line while a wireless modem sends and receives data through radio waves. Besides the dial-up connection, GSM modem can also be used for sending and receiving SMS which is also one of the key features of GSM modem. A GSM modem can be used in many applications including: Remote System Monitoring, Remote Controlling System, Prepaid Electricity, Home Alarm System, Home Automation, Data loggers, Vehicle tracking, etc. In this article we are going to learn the basics commands to control a GSM modem with a PIC Microcontroller, including sending and receiving an SMS using MikroC Pro for PIC.
DC motors are used in many industrial, commercial, and domestic applications. We have DC motors in toys, irrigation pumps, robotics, Drills and in many applications. In real life applications turning a motor ON in clockwise or anticlockwise directions or turning it OFF is not always all that is required. The speed of rotation has to be controlled as well. In this article, we are going to learn how to control the speed of a DC motor using the Pulse Width Modulation of a PIC Microcontroller with MPLAB Code Configurator