Introducing CIKU!

We believe many PIC microcontroller lover like to utilize Arduino shield, so here comes the CIKU. CIKU is a microcontroller board based on the PIC18F4550. It has 20 digital input/output pins (of which 2 can be used as PWM outputs and 6 as analog inputs), a 20 MHz crystal oscillator (clock speed up to 48 MHz after PLL), a mini USB connection, a power jack, a standard Arduino IO header, a PICkit header, a bootloader switch and a reset button. Besides focus on hardware solution […]

XBee/XBee Pro Wireless Communicate with Microcontroller

The XBee and XBee Pro have UART interface and can be connected directly from microcontroller to pins of RF Module (XBee/XBee Pro). Using UART interface, we can use this wireless devices to communicate between microcontroller to microcontroller (two PICs) or between PC to microcontroller. Here, we will discuss how to use two XBee/XBee Pros to interface with microcontroller and how to send command for configuration XBee/XBee Pro Module.