Various Embedded projects come under this category. PIC Microcontroller etc…

Home Automation System using Arduino and ESP8266

Home Automation using Arduino and ESP8266 Module

In this project we are going to make a home automation system using ESP8266 WiFi module and Arduino Uno. Using this we will be able to control lights, electric fan and other home appliances through a web browser using your PC or mobile. These AC mains appliances will be connected to relays which are controlled by the Arduino. ESP8266 and Arduino together acts as a Web Server and we will send control commands through a Web Browser like Google [...]

Digital Door Lock using Arduino

Digital Door Lock using Arduino

As thefts are increasing day by day security is becoming a major concern nowadays. In this project we will make a digital door lock system with keypad using Arduino Uno. It will open your door only when the right password is entered and it will start beeping when a wrong password is entered. Components Required 4x4 keypad LCD Arduino Uno Push Pull Solenoid TIP 120 NPN transistor Power Supply Breadboard 1KΩ, 220Ω Resistor 10KΩ Potentiometer Buzzer Connecting wires Circuit Diagram & Explanation First [...]

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor

Interfacing HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with PIC Microcontroller

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor is a popular and low cost solution for non-contact distance measurement function. It is able to measure distances from 2cm to 400cm with an accuracy of about 3mm. This module includes ultrasonic transmitter, ultrasonic receiver and its control circuit. HC-SR04 module has 4 pins : VCC - 5V, +ive of the power supply TRIG - Trigger Pin ECHO - Echo Pin GND - -ive of the power supply TRIG and ECHO pins can be used to interface this module with a [...]

power_factor

Automatic Power Factor Controller using Microcontroller

The thirst for new sources of energy is unquenchable, but we seldom realize that we are wasting a part of the electrical energy every day due to the lagging power factor in the inductive loads we use. Hence there is an urgent need to avoid this wastage of energy. Before getting into the details of Power factor correction, lets just brush our knowledge about the term "power factor". In simple words power factor basically states how far the energy provided [...]

Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

Interfacing Ultrasonic Distance Sensor : ASCII Output with PIC Microcontroller

In some of our projects, we may want to measure the distance of an object from a point. Ultrasonic Distance Sensors are the best sensor which provides stable, accurate, precise, non-contact distance measurements from 2cm to 4m. Ultrasonic Sensors can be used to measure distance between moving or stationary objects. Being very accurate and stable, these devices find large number of applications in robotics fields. For example it can be used as an excellent replacement for IR sensors in  a Micromouse. [...]

Digital Thermometer using PIC Microcontroller and LM35

Digital Thermometer using PIC Microcontroller and LM35 Temperature Sensor

Basics A Digital Thermometer can be easily constructed using a PIC Microcontroller and LM35 Temperature Sensor. LM35 series is a low cost and precision Integrated Circuit Temperature Sensor whose output voltage is proportional to Centigrade temperature scale. Thus LM35 has an advantage over other temperature sensors calibrated in Kelvin as the users don't require subtraction of large constant voltage to obtain the required Centigrade temperature. It doesn't requires any external calibration. It is produced by National Semiconductor and can operate over a -55 °C to 150 [...]

Digital Clock DS1307 PIC Microcontroller LCD Real Time Clock RTC

Digital Clock using PIC Microcontroller and DS1307 RTC

A Digital Clock can be made easily by using PIC Microcontroller, DS1307 and a 16x2 LCD. I have already posted about Interfacing DS1307 RTC with PIC Microcontroller. The DS1307 RTC can work either in 24-hour mode or 12-hour mode with AM/PM indicator. It automatically adjusts for months fewer than 31 days including leap year compensation up to year 2100.  DS1307 comes with built-in power sensing circuit which senses power failures and automatically switches to back up supply. We can provide a 3V [...]

Voltmeter

Voltmeter and Ammeter using PIC Microcontroller

Voltmeter and Ammeter can be easily made using PIC Microcontroller having ADC (Analog to Digital Converter). I am using PIC16F877A and the result is displayed on an LCD Display. PIC16F877A is enough if you do this project only for testing purposes. I suggest to use PIC with low pin numbers and multiplexed 7 segment display if you wish to use this as your measuring instrument. If you don't know the basis of PIC ADC and LCD Interfacing please read the [...]