Saturday, 12 August 2017

Getting Started with NodeMCU

Hello Friends,

Today we will write first program for NodeMCU3 that is led blinking. NodeMCU3 has esp12e and ch340 (USB-TTL) on-board. It can be connected to PC/ Laptop via USB mini(type B) data cable.

Let's get started.

All we need is NodeMCU3 and arduino IDE.
LED and resistor

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Step by step installation guide for ch340 USB-UART converter

Hello Friends,

In this tutorial, we will cover how to install ch340 driver for different versions of windows.
CH340 is USB-UART converter and is used for serial communication with PC/ laptop with external device e.g. GSM module, GPS module, arduino pro, etc.

Things required:


Monday, 3 July 2017

4-Digit Seven Segment TM1637 Display interfacing with arduino

Hello Arduino Lovers,

In this post, I am going to interface 4-digit seven segment display with arduino. It's TM1637 based display and it just requires 4-pins. And it's better than conventional 4-digid SSD since that requires 12 (8+4) output pins. So, it saves our pin. As MCU have limited I/Os it's very useful.

The pins are as follows:


It's 2-wire serial communication and it's different from I2C communication.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Generating a delay of 1s using timer in atmega8

Hello Friends,

In this tutorial, we will learn how to generate a delay of 1second using timer0 in atmega8.

We are writing the code in Avr studio 4.

Timer 0 is a 8-bit timer means we can feed any value from 0 (0x00) to 255 (0xff)

Timing Diagram
In this example, we are using prescaler of value8. Prescaler divides the base frequency (provided by crystal or internal rc oscillator).

Machine Cycle = 1/Fosc      (Fosc is 8 MHz)

M.C = 1/8 us or 0.125 us

Delay = (256-x) * 0.125 * Pre scaler  (Pre scaler = 8)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Matlab with Arduino - Part 1

In this post, we are going to install arduino library in matlab.
There are two options available:
Online and Offline support package for matlab. We are using offline method for installation of arduino library.

  • Matlab 
  • Matlab account (for downloading support package)
  • Arduino IDE
  • Arduino UNO board
First of all, download the support package zip file from:

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Temperature based fan speed control using arduino uno and lm35

In this post, we will make a temperature based fan control using arduino and lm35. LM35 is temperature sensor, whose output is analog (linear). Arduino uno has six channle of adc (A0-A5)
and adc is of 10-bit

Stuff required:
  • Arduino UNO
  • LM35
  • LCD 16*2
  • POT 10k
  • Motor driver (L293D)
  • DC motor

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Hello Raspberry Pi Lovers,

In this post, we are going to install NOOBS on raspbeery pi.

Stuff required:

  • Raspberry Pi 2/3
  • SD card booted with Raspbian OS
  • Hook-up wire
  • LED with 220ohm resistor
  • 5V/ 1A power supply
  • Monitor with HDMI port (or you can use HDMI to VGA)