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Using Arduino with Ada

Read, write, and emulate NFC tags using Adafruit PN532 breakout board, Olimexino-328, and AVR-Ada

Recently, I have been playing with PN532 breakout board from Adafruit to read NFC tags and to communicate with NFC-enabled devices, like smart phones.

Adafruit's PN532 breakout board uses 3.3V voltage level and it is little tricky to use it with normal Arduino. So I ended up using ...

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Driving Neopixel LEDs using only Ada

Inspired by my earlier delay experiments and its followup discussion on AVR-Ada mailinglist, I decided to put my delay functions in good use.

Neopixel RGB LEDs require exact timing and people usually use AVR assembler code to get the timing right. However, I wanted to see can I do it ...

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Measuring the accuracy of delays in AVR-Ada

Saleae Logic cables to Arduino UNOr3

AVR-Ada provides basically two ways to delay the code execution.

One way is busy looping using Generic_Busy_Wait_Seconds and Generic_Wait_USecs procedures from the AVR.Wait package.

procedure My_Wait is new AVR.Wait.Generic_Busy_Wait_Seconds
  (Crystal_Hertz => 16_000_000);

procedure Wait_1000ms is new AVR.Wait.Generic_Wait_USecs
  (Crystal_Hertz => 16_000_000, Micro_Seconds => (1_000_000));

Another way is to use ...

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Arduino Leonardo and (bad) USB interrupt

This is little heads-up for people, in case someone else also hits the same problem.

When playing with Arduino Leonardo, I noticed that if I enable interrupts, the code seems to freeze.

After some debugging and Google search, I found out that USB is turned on by the boot loader ...

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Wireless temperature sensor using Olimexino-328, XBee, and DS18B20

I have made temperature sensor in the past, but now I added power saving features to the code.

The result was a device which lasts almost a month when it reports temperature once an hour over XBee and is powered by 1000mAh LiPo battery.

Custom XBee Shield with DS18B20

Instead of official Arduino, I used ...

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