Communication

BC118 BLE Mate 2 Hookup Guide

January 15, 2015

Hooking up and using the BLE Mate 2, which uses the BC118 BLE module from BlueCreations.

Hexadecimal

March 20, 2014

How to interpret hex numbers, and how to convert them to/from decimal and binary.

OBD II Uart Hookup Guide

March 4, 2014

How to start working with the OBD-II Uart board.

IR Control Kit Hookup Guide

October 2, 2013

How to get the most out of the IR receivers and transmitters included in the IR Control Kit.

Serial Terminal Basics

September 9, 2013

This tutorial will show you how to communicate with your serial devices using a variety of terminal emulator applications.

I2C

July 8, 2013

An introduction to I2C, one of the main embedded communications protocols in use today.

Binary

February 7, 2013

Binary is the numeral system of electronics, and widely used in programming...so it must be important to learn. But, what is binary? How does it translate to other numeral systems like the decimal we're used to?

IR Communication

February 7, 2013

This tutorial explains how common IR communications works, as well as shows you how to set up a simple IR transmitter and receiver.

Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

January 14, 2013

SPI is commonly used to connect microcontrollers to peripherals such as sensors, shift registers, and SD cards.

Serial Communication

December 18, 2012

Asynchronous serial communication concepts: packets, signal levels, baud rates, UARTs and more!

Old Tutorials

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