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THE GENIE C08 MICROCONTROLLER - IN OPERATION
V. Ryan © 2010
|The GENIE C08
microcontroller circuit, ( sometimes called a project board) is seen
below. Two inputs have been added, a rocker switch and a push switch.
It has been programmed to operate in a simple way. When either of the switches / inputs are activated the LEDs illuminate, flashing on and off a number of times.
|The following digital
switches / inputs can be used:
Push switch, toggle switch, magnetic reed switch, tilt switch, rocker switch, pressure pad and many more.
The following analogue devices can be used as inputs:
Variable resistor, preset resistor, potentiometer, thermistor, humidity sensor, light dependent resistor and many more.
|USING CIRCUIR WIZARD SOFFTWARE|
|The circuit below represents the one
drawn in 3D above. It has been drawn using Circuit Wizard software. A
GENIE C08 project board can be dragged from a menu and placed on the
screen. Inputs, outputs and power supplies, have been selected from the
menus and connected to the project board.
A flowchart can be drawn, using another menu and the GENIE C08 circuit programmed. This allows the circuit to be simulated on the screen. Errors can be corrected and the flowchart improved.
|This flowchart has been
written to control the GENIE C08. Once tested / simulated, using Circuit
Wizard software, it will be downloaded to the manufactured GENIE C08
The flowchart has been designed to flash the LED outputs on and off ten times, if either inputs G1 or G3 are activated.
This means, if either the push switch is pressed or the rocker switch is ‘switched on’, the LEDs (outputs G2 and G4) will be illuminated.
|The GENIE C08 microcontroller is a low cost version of the GENIE E18, having fewer inputs and outputs. It is always a good idea to select a microcontroller circuit, based on the number of inputs and outputs required. If only a couple of inputs and outputs are needed, there is no need to buy a microcontroller such as the GENIE E18. This has more inputs and outputs than needed and is more expensive.|
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