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Is the PIC 16F84 Dead? - The Most Popular Microcontroller Of ..

Is the 16F84 too old for your electronic projects? If you don't know what a 16F84 is then you have never heard of Microchip(R) - a company that creates powerful stand alone microcontrollers. A ..
(April 15, 2008)
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Web Writing Part 1 - What Is The Biggest Mistake In Writing ..

Impressing instead of communicating. Successful web writing is not about impressing your readers with long and complicated words. In fact most readers are comfortable with a grade 7 reading level ..
(August 26, 2007)
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Four Letters That Spell Small Business Success - CTPM

C T P M for Starting Small Business Online These four letters spell the difference between having one or two visitors a day or . . having hundreds of visitors per day. What's more I know this is ..
(August 18, 2007)
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 | Business/Small-Business | Visitors: 169

Why is my Small Business Failing Online?

"Everyone has a website these days, it's a badge of honour but I really thought I would get some sales from my site and not just create a site and get absolutely no visitors and no sales" If this ..
(August 15, 2007)
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 | Business/Small-Business | Visitors: 200

Dimmable Fluorescent Lighting And Home Automation

One of the first things you will want to do using home automation is to dim all your controlled lights to preset levels to set the so called scene. One problem is that you can't dim a fluorescent ..
(August 13, 2007)
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 | Home-Improvement/Remodeling | Visitors: 209

Seven Steps to Guaranteed Failure - How to Fail in Starting ..

Check for an available domain name. (Don’t do this) Register your trading name. (Don’t do this) Determine your payment method. (Don’t do this) Design your site. (Don’t do ..
(August 14, 2007)
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 | Business/Small-Business | Visitors: 149

Using Home Automation to Improve Your Home

Home automation sounds complicated; just the name just conjures up images of complex robot arms doing the dishes and robots scuttling around all over the place. In fact home automation is a lot ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Adding a Keyboard and LCD to a Microcontroller

One of the problems in using a microcontroller is that unlike a PC there is no user interface i. e. No screen or keyboard. Reading Keys There are many ways to read a keyboard depending on what you ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Nohang - Can You Prevent A Hangover By Using Nohang?

Cogeners Cogeners are the main cause of a hangover and these are impurities in the drink. Some are left over as a result of the fermentation process while others are from the addition of flavour ..
(August 01, 2007)
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Can You Control 12 LEDs Using 4 Pins?

If you have ever done any electronics before you will probably be familiar with multiplexing but charlieplexing adds a new dimension. It's a technique commercially developed at Maxim by Charlie Allen .
(July 19, 2007)
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How To Drive A 64 Led Matrix Display Using 16 Control Lines

Driving an individual LED is a simple task and all you do is attach the LED through a current limiting resistor to a control line. When the control line goes high the LED lights up and when the ..
(July 08, 2007)
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The 12F675 - A PIC Microcontroller Project Guide

The 12F675 is one of the smallest PIC Microcontrollers - it's a tiny device with 8 pins but it's packed with peripherals and it even has a built in 10bit ADC which can read analogue inputs from 4 ..
(June 05, 2007)
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