Monthly Archives: February 2012

Serial Transfer of Text File from PC to Arduino

I need to make a GPS Simulator to assist in the development of my Predictive Lap Timer Project. I have some data files (Race Technology DL-1 Data Logger) from racing at various tracks, and I realized I could use this … Continue reading

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Arduino Bootloader Untangled

Ever try to study the Arduino Bootloader, but give up because the code seemed too confusing? Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -Alan Perlis Not that I’m a genius, I was just getting … Continue reading

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Determine Which Arduino µC Your Code is On?

Need to determine which Arduino µC processor (ATmega168, 328, 1280 or 2560) your code is running on? Simply access the signature bytes. Example: Which produces the following output on an Arduino Mega (ATMega1280): 1E 97 3 Signature Bytes: ATmega168 0x1e … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation

Caveat: It’s always risky to prescribe the best of anything. “bestness” can’t be proved objectively unless everybody has agreed in advance to the terms-and that would take much of the fun out of it. -Paul A. Merriman While I hesitate … Continue reading

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Arduino Assembly Language Listing of Compiled Sketch (Windows)

We will use the very basic blink sketch as an example: Use the following steps: 1. Compile the sketch inside the arduino IDE. 2. Go to your command prompt and navigate to the temporary compile folder. Mine was located here: … Continue reading

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AIM IR Beacon Transmitter Substitute

adafruit TV-B-Gone as Transmitter If an AIM transmitter beacon is not available, or if one wants to operate the lap timer system on a “private coded” IR signal which prevents interference with others, you could easily make your own transmitter. … Continue reading

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Video Demonstration of arduino IR Lap Timer Project

A short demo video: Project information, including schematic and source code is located here.

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