Popular Programmable Microcontrollers

Arduino Uno Microcontroller

When you are designing or modifying various projects, it is very important to take general market trends into account. When it comes to microprocessors, it is important to choose not only the most reliable or popular microprocessors but also the tools to work with. We are trying to use all the tools in our DIY projects from Micro-tools.net. There is a lot of information about different types of tools where you can find what suits you the best.

Nowadays, electronics have great potential in programmable microcontrollers. It is certain integrated circuits that allow commands to be executed from a constant voltage source without the help of an external computer. This allows for the development of stand-alone electrical appliances that are indispensable in 21st-century society. Despite the decreasing cost of electronics and the size of transistor chips, most electronic devices still use special purpose microprocessors that are only suited to a specific task.

While mass production is indeed cheaper than general-purpose microprocessors, it is not possible to upgrade or modify the product software. Among other things, the value of the product declines because it is obscene. After all, in these times of rationalization, with the ever-increasing availability of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), platforms are available to create the next generation of smart electronics.

Arduino UNO is a popular microcontroller that electronics enthusiasts love. It is a hobbyist for experimenting, learning the basics of electronics and programming, and creating simple tools. However, it is also used by professionals to develop chip prototypes. Arduino UNO itself is not very useful you have to figure out what to connect to it.

The opportunity is truly unlimited. You can make a simple clock, or you can make any robot. Above all, experiment and bring your ideas to reality to enjoy the process.

ESP 8266 an Impressive Microcontroller that Supports WIFI


More recently, it took one project to connect an Arduino to the Internet, preferably via WiFi. When I started searching, I didn’t expect what I would find. It turns out that the ESP8266 microcontroller, called system-on-a-chip (SoC), has dominated the market for some time.

This module can connect to 2.4GHz WiFi 801.11 b/g/n protocols and supports WPA/WPA2. In addition, it has an 80 / 160MHz processor, input/output connections (GPIO), 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), PWM, I2C, SPI, UART and many other awesome but useful things. It also puts you into sleep mode with just 10uA, which allows you to create battery-powered devices.

I think this is a great thing for different kind of DIY projects. Therefore, I would suggest having one in every home, because nobody knows when you will need it for creating something new.

What I liked best was not having to connect it to an Arduino. The good people of the Internet have applied an Arduino programming environment (IDE) to this module and can now write programs directly to ESP8266. Just like a regular Arduino. This requires adding descriptions of the ESP8266 board to the Arduino environment following the instructions on the Internet.

You will also need a separate USB-to-serial adapter to connect the card to your computer (it does not have USB). The following FTDI 232 are recommended:

  • FT232RL
  • CP2102
  • CH340G

It is important to note that the adapter must support 3.3V, not necessarily the ESP8266 used.

The Future of Robotics

spider arduino robot

Most of us agree that life without robotics would be much more complicated because it makes life easier for us. It is no strange thing that, due to technological development and artificial intelligence, in particular, states and even unions are beginning to create regulations that limit and at the same time encourage the creation and development of technology.

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming a part of our lives. From robots who meet clients in hospitals to employees who work for and for us every day. With the advent of programmable microcomputers (Arduino, Raspberry pi, microbit, etc.), sales of robots are increasing every year. While sales were up 17 percent by 2014, the number of robots ever sold after 2014 was nearly 30 percent. There is systematic growth seen, and it’s quite natural. At the same time, it is strange that the government is beginning to look at how robots are to be incorporated into our daily lives.

The question is how to prepare rules for controlling artificial intelligence. This is not just about economics, but also about safety rules. Probably everyone has seen movies as robots take over humans and start controlling them, so naturally one begins to think that some kind of robotic surveillance and control is necessary and necessary. Finally, who is responsible for the actions of robots that do not always meet human needs, and whether robots should have a higher status than just the simple stuff.

There is a need for a common state fund to finance accidents involving robot failures and possibly human damage. It is our responsibility. After all, we use robots designed to make our lives easier.