1-Digit 7-Segment Display (Common Cathode) on Arduino-Compatible Board (DIY Board)

UPDATE: I am using a COMMON CATHODE 7-Segment display here. Now, we will be studying how to display numbers (or even some letters) to the 7-segment display on your Arduino-compatible board (I wrote an article on how to create your own Arduino-compatible board which you might want to see first : My First DIY Arduino Board. Below are the needed components for this exercise: One (1) 7-Segment Display Two (2) 220-ohm Resistors Eight (8) Male-to-Male Jumper Wires Arduino boar (or in our case, the DIY Arduino-compatible board I created) FTDI Serial to TTL Module with Male-to-female jumper wires attached to … Continue reading 1-Digit 7-Segment Display (Common Cathode) on Arduino-Compatible Board (DIY Board)

Displaying Text to LCD via i2c Module on DIY Arduino Board

From my previous blog article My First DIY Arduino Board, I have detailed the step by step process on how I created a programmable board based from the Atmega328P-PU microcontroller. From that DIY board, we will proceed with using a 1602 Blue LCD Module to display texts controlled by the microcontroller. Resources needed: Our DIY Arduino programmable board 1 FTDI232 Serial to TTL Converter Module 1 1602 Blue LCD Module Several jumper wires (Male-to-male and Male-to-female jumper wires. If you look at the 1602 Blue LCD Module’s screen, you will see from the top portion of the module the 16 pins. … Continue reading Displaying Text to LCD via i2c Module on DIY Arduino Board

My First DIY Arduino Board

There are a lot of tutorials on the Web when it comes to creating your own Arduino board based from the Atmel ATMEGA328P-PU Integrated Chip. But I decided to create my own “step-by-step” process on how I came up with it – successfully. This is my own way of documenting my work. I will also update this article to include some schematic diagrams. Here are the list of required components to building your DIY Arduino board which I bought from Sun Kist Enterprises (https://web.facebook.com/SunKistEnterprise/) thru Mr. Mark Rudolph C. Domasin (https://www.facebook.com/Rudolphchase). (I ordered in the morning, and I received the ordered … Continue reading My First DIY Arduino Board

Our Singapore Trip Journal

Here is our daily journal during our one-week trip to Singapore.  Travel date was December 27, 2016 – January 2, 2017. NOTE: ALL IMAGES IN THIS ARTICLE ARE OWNED BY ME, ELDON B. TENORIO AND WERE TAKEN USING CANON EOS 500D and iPHONE 6 Plus. You may also visit my Flickr account to view some of the images I took from our trip in Singapore: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ebtenorio PRE-DEPARTURE AND PREPARATION After the Hong Kong trip, I and my wife Mary Rose decided to have another trip abroad and it had been agreed on that the next destination would be Singapore! So … Continue reading Our Singapore Trip Journal

Commuting to Makati City Hall From Pasong Tamo

From Pasong Tamo, ride a jeepney going to PRC if you are coming from MRT Magallanes Station, Alphaland or Mantrade. Alight at Kalayaan Avenue (cor. Pasong Tamo), and ride a jeep with the signage “Guadalupe” and “Munisipyo.” Tell the driver to drop you by Makati City Hall or Munisipyo. I will be updating this article, to have a map included , with directions. Makati City Hall Continue reading Commuting to Makati City Hall From Pasong Tamo

New Php 100 Banknotes

I was withdrawing for some money from an ATM, when I noticed that the 100-peso bills’ colors are somewhat different from the ones that I had. I was thinking that the banknotes I got from the machine were fake, until I saw an article about the release of new 100-peso banknotes by the Banko Central ng Philipinas (BSP). The top bill shown in the picture below is the front side of the old 100-peso bill, bottom bill is the new 100-peso bill with a stronger violet color as compared to the former: Figure 1. Front side of the Php 100 … Continue reading New Php 100 Banknotes