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Click Boards

One Library for all Steppers

19 Aug , 2016  

In the introduction to stepper motors we showed the basics of how they work. Now we need the software that will control our motors. As of today we have three stepper click boards. This article will introduce you how to use the reworked AccelStepper library (a very good and popular lib) to build your own complete solution. The library is reworked in […]

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MikroE Tools & Solutions

Multimedia with FTDI – The new mikromedia for FT900 is here!

12 Aug , 2016  

In march of 2015, MikroElektronika first announced full support for FTDI’s FT90x chips. MikroElektronika released the set of compilers: mikroC, mikroPascal and mikroBasic for FT90x. Along came the development boards: the EasyFT90x, we also added the Clicker2 for FT900. The circle was almost complete, until now: the mikromedia plus for FT900 is finally out! Now we […]

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Click Boards

MCP2542 – Use All Benefits of CAN Bus

9 Aug , 2016   Video

Benefits that CAN bus brings in comparison to other serial protocols are already explained at first CAN bus article. Most of that benefits alongside with simplicity of the MCU’s UART module can be found on MCP2542 click board. This click board can be observed like hybrid of CAN and UART which brings all the best from both.   MCP2542 […]

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Click Boards

SpeakUp Click – Control the world with your voice!

5 Aug , 2016   Video

Handsfree technology has always been the helping of people with much to do. Sometimes you just can’t reach that switch, or you have your hands full with groceries and just can’t press that button. Either way, you need an alternative to pressing a button. One of those beautiful alternatives was the human voice – it […]

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Click Boards

Three Electronic Helpers

4 Aug , 2016  

Right now we are offering more than 200 click boards. The majority of them have a single chip or module that carries the functionality of the entire board, but this time we have something really unique compared to all other click boards. C Meter, Ammeter and R Meter clicks (the last one yet to be released) […]

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RF Technologies & IOT

LoRa 2 – IOT All Over The World Now

27 Jul , 2016  

Reserved frequency bands are different from region to region. For example, the first LoRa click board can not be used in the US because of their laws. That’s why we are introducing the new LoRa 2 click board. This LoRa module has the same firmware like the previous one so this will be just a short […]

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Communication Interfaces

SPI Bus

22 Jul , 2016  

One of the most popular communication protocols for communicating with clicks or other MCUs is SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface).  Communication is implemented with a SPI Master and one or multiple SPI slaves. In this blog, we will talk about how SPI communication is used. For clarity, we will look at some examples of SPI communication from datasheet, to […]

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Click Boards

MCP2003B Click – Implement the LIN protocol

20 Jul , 2016  

LIN, short for Local Interconnect Network, is a network protocol used in serial communication between different components inside of vehicles. “Wait, isn’t CAN used in vehicles?” yes, somewhere, but implementing CAN protocol between all the components of a car turned out to be too expensive for manufacturers, so an agreement had to be made. Most […]

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MikroE Tools & Solutions

Bootloaders

15 Jul , 2016  

Have you ever dual-booted a computer? Or have you ever wondered how your computer knows to load your loaded operating system? It is all done with a form of bootloader. Whether it is Linux running on your desktop PC, or “LED blinking” on your Clicker 2, bootloaders are what control how it all begins.

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Click Boards

Write SPI, Talk CAN, Read SPI – MCP25625

13 Jul , 2016   Video

SPI bus is a favorite amongst most developers inside the embedded world. One master, many slaves and high speed opens a wide variety of possible peripherals. Displays, sensors, and flash memories are some of the most common ones. In this case the peripheral will be MCP25625, Microchips’ controller and integrated transceiver for the CAN bus. The introduction to the CAN bus […]

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Hardware & Electronics

Stepper Motors

12 Jul , 2016  

Electric motors are the most common way to translate electrical to mechanical energy and because of that they are everywhere around us. Fans, pumps, toys and electrical tools are just some examples. The main classification can be made by type of the power supply. DC motors are usually used where battery power is needed. AC motors […]

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Embedded Development

Using Non-MikroE boards with MikroC

7 Jul , 2016  

Inexpensive development boards are everywhere. They are a popular birthday gift nowadays and given away as door prizes just about every nerd gathering. What if you have one, but want to use it with your favorite IDE from MikroElektronika? Are you doomed, are you going to have to re-gift that shinny new development board your […]

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MikroE Tools & Solutions

How to use the merged IDE (Visual TFT and compilers in one app)

4 Jul , 2016  

======================================================================= UPDATE: This article is a walkthrough for using the new unified IDE that has Visual TFT and compilers merged into a single app. Currently, mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal for FT90x, dsPIC and PIC have this option. In time, all compilers will be updated. ======================================================================= Up until now Visual TFT and the compiler IDE have been […]

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Click Boards

Matrix RGB Panels

1 Jul , 2016  

Today, let’s talk about LED Matrices with MikroElektronikas’ MatrixRGB Click. The Click is designed to take the load off of the host MCU and make driving a matrices with ease. Whether it be a single pixel with a color, text displayed at any point on the screen, or an RGB 565 formatted bitmap, it is all made […]

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Click Boards

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

30 Jun , 2016  

With the Compass 2, you will never again be lost while sitting at your desk. Program away without fear of losing your direction. A magnetometer is used to determine the direction it is facing. In this blog, we will talk about how to use the Compass 2 with the library provided by MikroElektronika, if you’d like […]

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