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My Experience with Embedded Linux using Yocto and Technologic Systems TS-4900 running a Qt Application

This is going to be the first post in a little mini-series as I attempt to document my experience in using Technologic Systems embedded ARM platform, the TS-TPC-8390-4900, in creating a Qt QML based GUI. I will explain how I created a production-ready application that can be updated in the field, debugged, and cloned. Below is what this post will....... Read More

STM32F3 Discovery Board Setup using Eclipse on Windows

Jan 2017 Update: Install the AC6 IDE instead and save yourself a bunch of time. Original: I decided to write short post about setting up the STMicro STM32F3-discovery board for Windows using Eclipse. I was hoping that I could get started pretty quickly using their board and just blink a few LEDs without using a code-limited IDE, but I was wrong an....... Read More

Arduino DC-DC Boost Converter Design Circuit with Control Loop

This post will cover how to use an Arduino Uno to easily control a 10W+ boost converter. A discrete boost converter can be built by using just a few parts, namely an inductor, capacitor, diode, and a FET. Please see the Wikipedia page for how the circuit works. It works off of the premise that an inductor will store energy in its magnetic field an....... Read More

MSP430 3-axis Accelerometer and Gyroscope Example Driver using the LSM6DS0

This post will detail how to connect an STMicro LSM6DS0 accelerometer and gyroscope to an MSP430G2553 and display its data on a GUI in real-time. The built-in GUI Composer inside of Code Composer Studio will be used to rapidly graph the accelermoter and gyroscope X,Y,Z coordinates. I will be using the STEVAL-MKI161V1 Adapter Board since it comes i....... Read More

PIC microcontroller bluetooth example with an Android phone

This tutorial will cover setting up the HC-06 bluetooth device with a PIC microcontroller for Bi-directional data between the PIC and an Android phone. I will be using a PIC16F1829 in a PDIP package, which comes with the PICkit 3 Low Pin Count Demo Board or the PICkit 3 Starter Kit. You don't necessarily have to use this exact microcontroller. The....... Read More

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