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Hi welcome to my personal website. Its a place where I share some of my stuffs with world that include , Electronics , Microcontroller Tutorials , Robotics , Linux and Windows Stuffs, Programming, Hobby Writing, Poetry and Some Articles

 

USB DC Motor Controller using PIC18F4550

Controlling a DC motor from computer with USB Interface.

This a small project on controlling DC motor with USB pic18f4550 interface board with L293D motor controller for beginners. In robotics and controlling stuffs one of the most basic thing is to control your own applications like DC Motors , Stepper Motors , Servo (with pwm) etc etc,In this tutorial A small application [C#] is controlling pic18f4550 USB interface board with computer, enabling to control my board with keyboard to interface with L293D motor driver.

First Time Programming a Microcontroller

First time coding programming a microcontroller , PIC18f4550 projects

For the 1st time loading you need a base firmware or a demo firmware. The firmware usually comes in .hex format. This part guides you to first programming a pic18f4550 microcontroller for USB board for beginners | Rakesh Mondal | rakeshmondal.info | ron

Introduction To Microcontroller

What is a microcontroller ? Microcontroller in simple term refers to  a small computer on a single chip. Its like an artificial mind for any intelligent devices which is responsible for taking decisions. [eg your robot needs to take decisions, then a microcontroller would do that for us.] Microcontroller can be programmed , and has its own programming language and compilers. Hence in our robotic applications it is going to serve as a mind which will be responsible for taking all decisions.

Identify Anode Cathode of Led ( Light Emitting Diode )

How to Identify the polarity (cathode/anode) of a LED , How to identity the -ve and +ve (cathode anode)polarity of a LED without using multimeter.LED's or Light Emitting Diode's don’t come with any labeling on it to identify Cathode(-ve,GND) or Anode(+ve).So for identification , led’s comes with a unique way to identify its terminals as Anode or Cathode.

C# Software and Firmware, USB INTERFACE BOARD

USB Interface board PIC18F4550, Software application and firmware to control 6 led via USB Interface (PC and Laptop). The Application software is written in C# (c-sharp) - visual studio 2010, the Source code and Project files are free to download along with the Firmware and Software.

CD-DVD / FDD Stepper Motor labeling

Stepper Motor wire labelling of a CD-DVD drive and Floppy drive . How to use stepper motor from waste floppy drives or CD-DVD drives.

Microcontroller Tutorials and Projects

Tutorials and projects on Microcontroller such as pic18f4550, ic 7805 , voltage regulator , JDM programmer , USB interface board electronics and robotics for engineers and beginners with Microcontrollers.

Folder/File sharing between Linux and Windows Virtual Machine [Picture Tutorial]

Some times sharing the files in can be difficult in Linux machine with a windows virtual machine. A picture tutorial explaining How to  Share Files and Folders on Ubuntu11.04 with Virtual Box OSE running inside, with a step by step method.

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USB Interface Board with PIC18F4550 Tutorial

USB Interface Board using PIC18F4550

Tutorial
Create a cool interface with laptop using USB Interface board to control your devices using PIC18F4550 microcontroller.
Collection of Stepper Motor tutorials with PIC18F microcontroller and Arduino

Stepper Motor Tutorials

Tutorial
A collection of various simple and advanced Stepper Motor tutorials for controlling and operating through Arduino and PIC18F4550. It sums up various ways of running stepper motor with and without ADC.
Infrared Object detection homemade circuit project

IR Object Detection

Circuit
This circuit is a low cost / low range homemade object detection IR module that you can easily make using IR sensor and photo diode.
PIC18F550 Programing chapters and tutorials for beginners

PIC18F4550 Programming C

Tutorial
A series of PIC18F4550 Microcontroller C programming chapters for beginners, with schematics and free codes. Tutorial covers the basics of old and new versions of MPLAB.
Arduino tutorials and Projects collection

Arduino Interfaces

Tutorial
A collection of few Arduino based tutorials with implementation of ADC, IR interface , LCD interfaces, along with DC and Stepper Motors.
Robotics, four wheel differential steering robot basics

4 wheel Differential steering Robot Design

Article
An article on design challenges and considerations while making robots which works on four wheels and uses differential steering mechanism.