Richard Wall: Using chipKIT Pro with Stepper Motors

I know it’s around spring break for many of our readers in academia, but here at Digilent, we just can’t get enough of Richard Wall’s work — whether he’s vacationing or not! Last week, we learned about methods of creating software time delays to pace processor operations. That project also demonstrates used time delays for signal conditioning. This laid the groundwork for us to talk about stepper motors and finite state machines this week.

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Richard Wall: I/O Control

Today, we’re going to revisit Richard Wall’s chipKIT Pro module. Last week, we learned how to get started with chipKIT Pro and MPLAB X. This weeks posts covers the methods of reading from and writing to the input and output (I/O) pins of the PIC32 microcontroller. Dr. Wall also presents software modeling concepts using data flow diagrams and control flow diagrams.

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Direct Register Manipulation on your Microcontroller

I really enjoy what I do here at Digilent. I get to work with some of the best tools available for students, professionals, and hobbyists alike. One of the things I like most is how easy it is to get your hands on a good quality microcontroller board, like the chipKIT Uno32. But even once you get a good board, it will still need to be programmed.

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Come See the Universal Development Board!

Have you been looking for a microcontroller development board that you can use for a wide variety of PIC, PIM and DIP arrangements? We have the board for you! The Universal Development Board (UDB) was created for anyone who wants to be able to utilize multiple functionalities on the same board. You can easily use this board for multiple microcontroller development projects, which makes this board really useful and cool! This board is complex, but don’t be scared away–all the functionality you require was thought of and put into this board.

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