Build a small FT232 USB to serial adapter that fits directly in the USB port.
A miniature breakout board for rapid development of microprocessor projects.
How to fix an AirPort Express Base Station that does not power up.
I added a 5V power adapter and a 3.3V LDO instead of the broken power unit.
How to build a web controlled home automation center.
This post describes the software used with the miniature router (OpenWrt), the PIC 16F628 lab board, the serial communication and radio protocol.
Lab board to connect almost anything to the web.
This low cost solution uses a 3$ PIC16F628 microprocessor and a 15$ OpenWRT router.
Bring your projects online today!
You don’t need to cut a hole in your router to mount an extra connector for serial communication.
Use the existing micro USB conector instead! (This example uses a TP-link WR703N running OpenWRT)
Getting serial connection (5v RS232) from a USB SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation.
Guide for: Disassembly, Attaching serial communication cables, Remove serial EEPROM to avoid custom drivers for the FTDI232 chip.
Lab board for low cost 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis digital compass from mobile phone.
I created two versions; one breakout board and one with integrated microprocessor and LDO.
Eight different programming adapters for PIC microprocessors
• PICKIT compatible ICSP connector
• Easy to build (single sided PCB)
• Supports different microprocessors
• Both through hole and SMD versions
• Perfect when you don’t have ICSP (breadboard, quick hacks or miniature builds)
How to fix a Samsung le40s71b that does not power up.
Hint – replace the broken capacitors ;)