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Using a chipKIT WF32 and a Raspberry Pi to set up fan control for XBOX

Posted 2017-02-13 09:30:25 by Majenko


Has your XBOX ever overheated due to excessive use? If so, have you ever wondered what you can do to stop it?

In a fan-control project--developed by Austin Stanton after his XBOX 360 died--this is exactly the issue he is trying to correct. Once he finished grieving for his lost gaming system, Austin was able to focus on how to fix the problem so that his next system doesn't die. After doing some research, he suspected his entertainment system was the culprit, not allowing enough heat to escape.

Austin decided that the best way to regulate the temperature was to

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chipKIT QuickIO Shield

Posted 2017-02-13 09:28:47 by Majenko


Have you ever wanted to test something out very quickly, but dread pulling out the breadboard and wires? If you've ever needed a QuickIO Shield, it's here! Majenko Technologies---creator of UECIDE and the chipKIT Lenny---has released this new shield.

This incredibly useful accessory snaps right onto your Arduino or chipKIT board, instantly giving you all the handy IO you need, as the name says, quickly. With four pushbuttons, two 10KΩ potentiometers, and

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Meet the chipKIT uC32™

Posted 2016-10-14 15:07:55 by Majenko


The chipKIT uC32 has been around a while, but Fábio Souza at Embarcados has just published a brand new Overview which is worth a look. The article is written in Portuguese; you should be able to use the "Translate" option in your browser to get the English version if needed.

Fábio's article borrows some diagrams from Digilent's excellent Resource Center, and also explains how to load chipKIT-core into the [Arduino Boards

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chipKIT-core v1.3.0 and v1.3.1 Released and Clicker 2 Support

Posted 2016-09-12 16:04:11 by Majenko


The chipKIT development team is happy to announce the chipKIT-core releases: v1.3.0 and v1.3.1, the former being the main release, with the latter simply updating the compiler from v1.40 to v1.42.

These two new releases don't necessarily add any enormous new features, but they do have several nice bug fixes and some good improvements in the functionality available to a sketch. One noteworthy fix in v1.3.0 is the update to the bootloader host application "pic32prog" to support MikroElektronika's [Clicker 2 for

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Programming chipKIT Boards from MPLAB® X IDE Without a Programmer/Debugger

Posted 2016-08-11 15:07:05 by Majenko


Did you know that you can program your chipKIT board or any PIC32 chip preprogrammed with a chipKIT Bootloader right from MPLAB X? It's actually quite easy to do. This tutorial will demonstrate how to obtain the proper binaries and how to set up MPLAB X to download programs written in C or MIPS Assembly to a PIC32 using the AVRdude bootloader. Note that this tutorial including screen captures was done using a Windows® 7 PC.

What you will need:

To complete this task, you will require the following:

  • The latest version of MPLAB X IDE available as a FREE download
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