DC Motor featuring 4Duino-24

In this project, we will learn how to control the speed and direction of a DC motor via I/O ports with PWM output capability, a L293D quad half-h drivers IC and 4D Workshop widgets. In its simplest form, a DC motor has two wires which is connected to a power supply. Depend on whichever way current flows in the DC motor, this will determine the direction in which the motor will spin. Motors are often used in ...

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12v Battery Charger Circuit using LM317 (12v Power Supply)

Most of our electronics projects are powered by a Lead Acid battery, in this project let us discuss how to recharge this lead acid Battery with a help of a simple circuit that can be easily understood and built from home. This project will save yourself from investing in a battery charger and help you to extend your battery life. So let's get started!!!! Let's start by understanding few basic things about a ...

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Headlight Modulator for Motorcycle

Unhappy with a headlight modulator I purchased, I decided to make my own. Even though it would be a trivial programming project to use an Arduino Teensy or similar to do this, I decided to do it the "old fashioned" way, using a 555 timer. The 555 is a clever chip; not only will it supply the oscillator for the flashing effect, it has a reset pin that can be used to force the output to a known state (low) wh ...

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Choosing $1 sound card for DC-capable low speed oscilloscope

This USB sound card that presents itself as C-Media is one of the cheapest sound cards available with price $1.1-$2 depending on vendor. Device markings: HX2010-0705, production date 40th week of 2013 (or later?). Device enumerates as composite device: sound card + HID input. HID input part is used for audio volume and mute control and it functionality is slightly broken - same as with multimedia keyboard i ...

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UT204 is able to measure DC current and also True RMS

company UNI-Trend is a near relative to the UT203. multimeter. Already UT203 provides a lot of user comfort and a very pleasant feature - measuring of a DC current without interrupting a measured circuit. However UT204 is different from its “weaker” brother in one essential thing - it enable measuring of a true RMS value of alternating signals (TRMS). As we know, usual multimeters usually deploy a simple re ...

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LM2596 DC-DC Converter Module Testing

LM2596 based step-down DC-DC converter modules can be bought on eBay quite cheaply for around a dollar each. But how do they perform? Is it safe to use it to power your design? Let’s find out. According to TI’s website, these LM2596 step-down (buck) regulators are sold for $1.8 each for a quantity of a thousand. So how a finished converter could be sold for just above a dollar each is quite a mystery to me. ...

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LT8494 – SEPIC/Boost DC/DC Converter with 2A, 70V Switch, and 7μA Quiescent Current

Features Low Ripple Burst Mode® Operation: 7μA IQ at 12VIN to 5VOUT Output Ripple (<10mV Typ.) Dual Supply Pins: Improves Efficiency Reduces Minimum Supply Voltage to ~1V after Start-Up to Extend Battery Life Wide Input Voltage Range of ~1V to 60V (2.5V to 32V for Start-Up) PG Functional for Input Supply Down to 1.3V FMEA Fault Tolerant in TSSOP Package Fixed Frequency PWM, SEPIC/BOOST/FLYBACK Topologies ...

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Simplify DC-DC Converter Characterization

DC-DC converters are widely used components that convert DC power from one voltage to another, producing a regulated output voltage. These devices are used in many electronic products, including laptops, mobile phones, and instrumentation. Like any device, DC-DC converters need to be characterized by manufacturers and by engineers evaluating them for a design. Given the increased pressure to develop product ...

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Buck Converter (DC-DC)

Alright! So hello everyone! Long time user, follower, commenter but first time iblest here! So for my first instructable I thought I'd share a recent simple project I made; a Buck Converter. Buck Converters are great! I use them all over the place in many of my nerdy, techy, geeky hobbiest projects. They also can commonly be referred to by other names, a DC-DC converter or a switching regulator. Essentially ...

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The Advantages (and Drawbacks) of DC-to-DC Voltage Converters with Integrated Inductors

Such is the popularity of DC-to-DC voltage converters (“switching regulators”)––due to their high efficiency across wide input- and output-voltage ranges––that chip makers have focused a lot of research dollars on squeezing the essential components of the devices into modules. These modules typically include pulse-width-modulation (PWM) controllers and switching elements in a single, compact package, easing ...

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UltraCMOS® True DC RF Switch

Key Features: High power handling 30 dBm @ DC 36 dBm @ 8 GHz Maximum voltage (DC or AC peak): ±10V on the RF ports Total harmonic distortion (THD): –84 dBc Configurable 50Ω absorptive or open reflective switch via a single pin (LZ) Packaging – 20-lead 4 × 4 mm QFN Description: The PE42020 is a HaRP™ technology-enhanced SPDT True DC RF switch that operates from zero Hertz up to 8 GHz with integrated RF, anal ...

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Brushless DC (BLDC) motor with Arduino – Part 2. Circuit and Software

In this post I will describe the hardware and the software part of a project involving the use of BLDC (Brushless DC) motor salvaged from a broken XBox 360. This is a second installment in the series of posts related to Arduino and brushless DC motors. Please see the first part for a bit of info on the theory behind the commutation sequence. Once you understand the commutation sequence for the particular de ...

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