Monday, August 25, 2008

STK500 Development Kit foR AVR

It is my favourite Kit so far, it is very handy and easy to use.

Recently, AVR TV released a video about STK500, If you are interested, please take a look here:


Monday, August 18, 2008

Comprehensive AVR LED game console kit.

It is an AVR LED game console kit made in japan. It uses ATmega160 and four 74HS595 chips to extend output pins for controlling a 16x16 dot matrix led panel. It also comes with a speaker and joystick to help you start making a cool gaming console!

Cool demo video:

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Simple Balancing robot

No fancy accelerometers, no complicated algorithm and circuits. Only a motor and a simple touch sensor, it is really cool to see such small and neat robot.


Monday, August 11, 2008

AVRtv youtube channel.

Just came across a AVRtv channel on youtube, it is the ATMEL AVR marketing channel for promoting new microcontrollers, recently playing XMEGA, and also the new UC3 series.

Check it out!


Monday, August 4, 2008

Giant Digital Clock with CD Holder

A giant digital LED clock with CD holder, you will never lost in time while you are enjoying your music:)

The detail specificiation:

CD Clock

Giant Digital Clock w CD Holder
Red Color LED clock
Size 73 x 13 x 36 cm
Included Adaptor
Box packing


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fancy LEDS (Led Matrix with PIC)

One simple PIC 16F628, few transistors and resistors, and 36 LEDS.,
Olivier worked with his son to make this lovely project. He also wrote a VB application to generate the LED pattern to ease of the works of his son. In his site, circuit diagram is also included, it is definely a lite project for fun.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Arduino with 8x8 LED matrix

Bryan from HK who did a test run of using MAX7219 LED drivers on Arduino.

He also used camera as input and output the 8x8 Led matrix, of course the matrix cannot output the whole image, but it will be an semi-random pattern.