Driving Loads with High Power
One common task in designing and building automation systems is logic circuitry interfacing to high power loads. Read Article.
Posted on 2014-02-05
Linearizing Sharp Ranger Data
An example of converting the non-linear voltage output of a Sharp analog infrared range finder into a usable distance measurement using only integer math. Read Article.
Posted on 2014-02-06
Sharp Infrared IR Ranger Comparison
Comparison of effective ranges, sensitivity and angle of view for Sharp infrared (IR) ranger and range finders. Theory of operation of infrared range finders. Read Article.
Posted on 2014-02-03
Back-EMF Motion Feedback
An article describing the use of voltage generated by a spinning motor to conclude the speed of the motor's rotation. Read Article.
Posted on 2014-01-27
Description of Pulse Width Modulation
PWM or Pulse Width Modulation refers to the concept of rapidly pulsing the digital signal of a wire to simulate a varying voltage on the wire. This method is commonly used for driving motors, heaters, or lights in varying intensities or speeds. Read Article.
Posted on 2014-01-29