Archive for October 2015

MicroHTR (Part 7)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Although this post relates with the MicroHTR application, its content deals mainly with the human interface which makes it available for autonomous usage, I mean without the need of a computer attached to the Arduino board for setting parameters and getting access to real time information. This human […]

Quadcopters, again

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The future of flying robots on TED “At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming, in which swarms of robots map, reconstruct and analyze every plant and piece of fruit […]

MicroHTR (Part 6)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 The heart of MicroHTR is a PID controller which is coded within the PlainPID library. Some refinements have been brought to this library in order to make it easier to use and as versatile as possible. It now features a pretty robust anti-windup function which prevents large overshoots while heating (or […]

Measuring temperatures with TMP03/04 (Part 8)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 While I was struggling for improving a combination of a bunch of PlainXXX libraries for building a state of the art temperature controller + its human interface, I revisited the code of PlainTMP with the objective of getting rid of the the standard timing functions, and then getting rid of any […]