Recapping the Week: March 15-21

After a fun time at ECEDHA, we’ve been enjoying a quieter week at Digilent. It’s spring break in the college town of Pullman, which means a good deal of peace. We also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the most ecologically responsible way we could. Check out what we’ve been up to now!

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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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