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CODING A DYNAMIC MENU FOR CHARACTER LCDS ON ARDUINO

These days, there’s a huge variety of screens on the market for use with microcontrollers. OLEDs and graphic LCDs abound, while e-ink devices tempt the user with their clean look and low energy consumption. However, for many purposes, the humble HD44780 character LCD does the job just fine. If you’re using such a device, you …

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RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW BATTERY CHEMISTRY WITH 10X MORE ENERGY DENSITY OVER LITHIUM

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW BATTERY CHEMISTRY WITH 10X MORE ENERGY DENSITY OVER LITHIUM

New co-authored paper demonstrates potential ten-fold energy density increase over existing lithium-ion battery technologies. Scientists fromΒ Honda Research InstituteΒ have collaborated with researchers atΒ California Institute of Technology(Caltech) andΒ NASA’s Jet Propulsion LaboratoryΒ to develop a new battery chemistry that enables the use of materials with higher energy density and a more favorable environmental footprint than current battery technologies. The …

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VERSATILE ENERGY METER HAS MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS

If you are dealing with solar or battery power, you might want to have one of these little energy meters built by [Open Green Energy] around. The Arduino-based instrument measures DC voltage, current, power, energy, capacity, and temperature. The range is only up to 26 volts and 3.2 amps, but you could extend that with some external …

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Solid State Li-ion Batteries – High Energy-Dense Batteries Are Closer Than Before

Solid State Li-ion Batteries – High Energy-Dense Batteries Are Closer Than Before

The Interuniversity MicroElectronicss Centre (IMEC) is an independent research center which deals with nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Their headquarters are situated in Leuven, Belgium. Recently IMEC began to research and prototype Solid State Lithium-ion batteries. Solid State batteries are batteries which make use of solid electrodes and electrolytes. There have been a lot of research …

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Project Auto Intensity Control Of Street Light Using Arduino

Project: Auto Intensity Control Of Street Light Using Arduino

Auto Intensity Control Of Street Light Using Arduino In this project, I am going to show you how to control the intensity of LED lights according to the time and the light intensity of outer atmosphere. This is an amazing and very useful project because it prevents the wastage of electricity. This project automatically turns …

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Energy-harvesting power management ICs for wireless sensor nodes

Energy-harvesting power management ICs for wireless sensor nodes

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced what it believes to be the lowest-available-power PMICs that enable an integrated module size of 1 cmΒ² for solar-powered wireless sensor node (WSN) designs. Intended to manage solar-powered wireless sensors for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, these parts are said to be the lowest-power, single-chip Energy Harvesting PMICs, and can be …

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Sol-gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-high Energy Storage

Sol-gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-high Energy Storage

Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. If the material can be scaled up from laboratory samples, devices made from …

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