Build an RF-Controlled Robotic Car

Using Two PIC32 MCUs In this project article, learn how these Cornell students implemented an RF wireless vehicle, using two PIC32s that can be controlled using a steering-wheel-like interface equipped with an accelerometer to make the controls intuitive. The MCUs communicate between the wheel and the robot using 434MHz RF technology. Today, remote motion-control applications […] The post Build an …

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Understanding LIN Bus

Car TPMS Tinkering Taking apart his car’s Tire Pressure Management System (TPMS) led Scott to gain hands-on knowledge of LIN bus. LIN bus is a communication scheme used in automobiles when CAN bus is too large an option. In this article, Scott explains what LIN bus is, and how understanding it helped him discover what […] The post Understanding LIN …

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Tiny Antennas Support 915MHz ISM and LoRaWAN

Antenova has announced a new flexible embedded antenna for small monitoring devices on North America’s 915MHz ISM and LoRaWAN networks. This antenna, named Fera, part no SRFI068, is a flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna measuring 33mm x 13mm x 0.15mm. FPC antennas do not require a ground plane to function, which is an advantage in […] The post Tiny Antennas …

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