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Vehicle Monitoring & Security System

Posted September 26, 2009 by Chris

This very detailed write-up goes through the process of designing a vehicle monitoring and security system. If you don’t mind the lack of pictures and prefer schematics this article is for you. It’s all brought together using a microchip PIC as its CPU. Some advanced components are used in this design. Check it out!

PIC Based LCD Terminal

Posted January 6, 2009 by Chris

Computer Terminals have their place in history but many are still used today. This is a basic numeric keypad terminal with serial I/O capabilities. Output is displayed on the 4×16 LCD screen, input given via the keypad. Good for security, remote control or a fun project!

Remote Control GunBot

Posted October 21, 2008 by Chris

The GunBot is basically a remote controlled gun and is a more difficult project as it involves both remote vision and control. Only a high level detail of the hardware & software is provided by that should be enough to get anyone started with a project similar to this one. Take care not to shoot anything that could be harmed!

Ultrasonic Spotlight Tracker

Posted July 29, 2008 by Chris

This is a simple little project that shows how powerful automation can be. It uses ultrasonic sensors and a microcontroller to keep a spot light pointed at the object moving infront of the sensors. The project write-up has both detailed hardware schematics & the software.

RGB combination door lock

Posted July 20, 2008 by Chris

The RGB combination door lock is a very intuitive thought for home security. It’s tough to get passed a locked door if you have no clue how the security system works. The project write-up has a very detailed explanation with many visual aides.

Portable Password Generator

Posted July 6, 2008 by Chris

This project might seem a bit ridiculous, but it could be helpful to someone out there in the world. Here is a portable password generator built with an AVR development board. It’s a pretty quick and easy design so check it out.