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Blogs about Microcontrollers

Blogs about Microcontrollers

  • Solar Energy Conversion using MIAC and Flowcode


    This work introduces an approach to the design of a boost converter for a photovoltaic (PV) system using the MIAC. The converter is designed to step up the variable voltage provided by a solar panel to a stable 24V, without any batteries. The output of the boost converter is monitored by the MIAC and used to adjust the duty cycle of a PWM control signal of the boost converter.


    • MIAC PLC and RC5 Remote Control using Flowcode


      The RC5 communications protocol developed by Philips is one that is in common use and is available as an option in most programmable handsets. This article will explain RC5 and by using the versatile MIAC device and the Flowcode programming language; show how you can use this protocol for your own projects.


      • Solar Panel Light Tracking System using Flowcode


        Servomotors are handy and practical in today’s robotic and mechatronic systems as they are accurate, easy to wire up and simple to control. Using the EB059 servo motors and the Flowcode programming language we have created a tracking system for solar panels. The program will rotate the solar panels to allow them to point directly at the strongest light source, read on to find out more!


        • Arduino based PLC from Industrial Shields

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          Industrial Shields manufactures open source industrial hardware to build machines, designs and installations in industrial automation and process control. Industrial Shields PLCs and Panel PCs are based on the most popular open source boards such as Arduino Leonardo, Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi and Hummingboard; moreover, they support open source operative systems like Android and Linux.