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Archives for MikroC Projects

Simple 5V DC Power Supply

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In any electronic products or projects there is always a source of power for the system to work. This is called a power supply. The source of this power can come from different sources like the mains AC voltage, a battery or even from a renewable power source like a solar panel wind turbine or fuel cell to name just a few. The most common source of power is usually the mains AC, with this power, we need a transformer to convert the 220V 50Hz mains or the 120V 60Hz if you are living in the United States of America to a lower voltage required by the electronic circuit, this can be typically between 6V and 12V when 5V regulated DC is needed. In this article we are going to design a simple 5V DC power supply that can be used to power your Microcontroler projects using the 7805 voltage regulator.

Digital Thermometer using PIC Microcontroller and LM35 Temperature Sensor – MikroC

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Temperature sensors are very important in many projects especially in temperature logging devices and alarms. In this article we are going to design a digital thermometer using MikroC Pro for PIC compiler. This digital thermometer is built around the LM35 which is a precision integrated-circuit temperature sensor whose output voltage is linearly proportional to the Celsius (Centigrade) temperature. Its output changes by 10 mV per °C so there is no need for calibration. It can measure a wide range of temperature from −55 to +150°C

Digital Barometer using PIC Microcontroller and MPX4115A Pressure Sensor – mikroC

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The MPX4115A is an atmospheric pressure sensor powered by 5V and delivers and output from ~0.25V to ~4.75V based on the pressure detected at room temperature (25°C). The device provides a linear output based on pressure. It can measure pressures between 15kPa and 115kPa. Note that 1 atmosphere of pressure at sea level is equal to 101,325 Pa or 101 kPa. This sensor is ideal for microcontroller based barometer, altimeter, data logger or weather station applications. In this article, we're gonna create a simple Digital Barometer using mikroC Pro for PIC compiler.

Automatic Temperature Control System using PIC Microcontroller – MikroC

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An automatic temperature control system has the ability to monitor and control the temperature of a specified space without human intervention. This project uses a PIC microcontroller to automatically control the temperature of an area. This area could be a small plant, a house or any place or device that require a controlled temperature like an incubator (egg) for example. The desired temperature setting is entered using a keypad. The temperature of the area is measured using an analog temperature sensor. The microcontroller reads the temperature continuously and compares it with the desired value. If the desired value is higher than the measured value, then the heater is turned ON to heat the area. If on the other hand the measured value is higher than the desired value, then the fan is switched ON to cool off the area until the required temperature is reached. If the temperature reaches a certain critical value 40⁰C or higher, the buzzer will sound continuously and an LED will blink until the temperature deceases below 40⁰C. An LCD display shows the measured temperature continuously. This project can be used as a base for Final Year Project For Engineering Students

Breadboard Regulated Power Supply 5V/3.3V

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In any electronic product or project there is always a need for a source of power for the system to work. This is called a power supply. To get power hassle-free to the power lines of a breadboard can be a challenge, you will need a convenient and safe way to get either a regulated 5V DC or 3.3V DC depending on your application  on your breadboard power rails. In this project we are going to design step by step a simple  Breadboard power supply that takes power from a 6 to 15V DC power supply and outputs a selectable 5V or 3.3V regulated voltage using a switch. This board can be easily inserted into a breadboard using a .1" (0.254 cm) headers mounted on the bottom of the PCB. Pins labeled VCC and GND plug directly into the power lines of a breadboard.

Home Security System with PIC Microcontroller and SMS Notification – MikroC

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In this project, when a motion sensor (PIR) detects a movement of an intruder, an SMS will be sent to a predefined number which could be you or your security reaction company and if it is not disarmed within 30 seconds, a relay will be triggered to switch ON the siren or any other sound device. When the device is turned on, it needs to be armed by pressing the push button then it will give you one minute to allow you to safely exit your home or sleep without triggering the alarm. After that, the program enters the alarm mode, the program will constantly monitors the input from the PIR. When motion is detected, the device will send an SMS message to a predefined phone number stating: "Alarm!! Intruder Detected in your House!!! Siren will be activated in few seconds.". This project can be used as a base for Final Year Project For Engineering Students

GSM Based Temperature Data Logger with PIC Microcontroller – MikroC

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In this project, The ambient Temperature is read every Hour then sent to a specified mobile phone number as SMS Text Messages. When the device is turned on, The GSM module is initialized, then the program goes into an endless loop. The Temperature is read, sent to a specified mobile phone number as an SMS Text Message, then the program wait for one hour before reading the next temperature value. The LM35 Precision Temperature sensor is used to read the ambient Temperature, the Telit GM862-QUAD GSM/GPRS module is used to send the SMS Text Messages. The project uses MikroC Pro for PIC Compiler

Controlling a PIC Microcontroller from a PC Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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A Graphical User Interface is a man-machine interface device, in which objects to handle are drawn as icons on the screen, so the user can send controls by by a pointing device, usually a mouse or a keyboard. It is always easy and require less skills to operate a device from a visual representations of the workspace (GUI) by simply clicking a mouse or using a keyboard rather than a command line. In this article we are going to design a Graphical User Interface using Microsoft Visual C#. This software could be installed in any computer running windows operating systems. The computer will connect to the microcontroller using an RS232 serial cable. The PIC microcontroller will receive commands from the computer to control devices connected to it such as motors, LEDs etc.

Web-Based Control and Monitoring with PIC Microcontroller – MikroC

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Ethernet is the leading wired standard for networking as it enables to connect a very large number of computers, microcontrollers and other computer-based equipment to one another. In this project we are going to learn how to control any device like an LED, a relay, a light bulb, a motor and so on connected to a PIC Microcontroller from a remote location using just a web browser. An operator can use a computer, tablet or even a cellphone to control a device at a remote location. With the help of a router connected to the internet, this device can be controlled anywhere from the world in real time. Connecting to a Microcontroller using a web browser is the easiest and reliable method of establishing connectivity and above all there is no need to develop a special Graphical User Interface software on the PC or cellphone for that matter as all PCs' operating systems already have a built-in web browser or one can download one of the free other web browsers like Google chrome or Mozilla Firefox for example.