Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What I am packing?

A lot of modern electronics use micro controllers these days, the times of TTL logic is gone and now you will find these tiny computers in everything from your microwave to kid’s toys. Micro controllers offer so much more flexibility compared to your average circuit. They can be reprogrammed to change what it does completely, basically what you have is a small computer contained in what is a credit card sized circuit. The current king in my opinion of micro controllers is the netduino, while I have built development boards from scratch this ready-made system is perfect for starter and experts alike. For those who don't know development boards allow you to develop circuits without using a fresh chip every time. Those small blue holes you see are directly connected to the chip and thus you can access any part of the chip easily. Micro controllers like computers need some code to  do anything and it is usually some low level language like C. However the netduino runs on a .net microframework making it an excellent choice and my development go to board.


8 comments:

  1. Technology will keep on getting smaller and smaller until we will be barely able to see it!

    following ...and supporting!

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  2. Micro controllers are almost in everything!

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  3. I'd imagine that someone know knows what they're doing could make some really cool things with one of these. Could probably modify household appliances too if they're that common.

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  4. Now if I only understood how to modify these things, then I could have some fun. :D

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  5. wow this is awesome! i should get into this. i could make something super unique and cool for uhh just about anything! lol but probably my car :)

    only $40 too

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  6. TTL was a warrior generation, didn't cry with ESD.

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