Archive for March 2010

A Simple Dual H-Bridge

H-bridge is frequently used to control DC motors and stepper motors. When controlling a bipolar stepper motor, two full H-bridges are needed. There are many H-bridge ICs (like L298, MPC17529 and SN754410 which is a quad half H-bridge) for just that purpose. But if you are on a budget, you may want to consider building a dual H-bridge yourself. Continue reading ‘A Simple Dual H-Bridge’ »

A Power Inverter with Arduino Pulse Source

After going through some of the tutorials on Arduino’s site, I really started to appreciate what a powerful platform Arduino really is. A lot of seemingly complex software/hardware interactions can be made quite easy with relatively few components and little coding. As one of my first Arduino based projects, I built a simple power inverter driven by Arduino. Continue reading ‘A Power Inverter with Arduino Pulse Source’ »

Hello Arduino

When I first started interfacing electronics with computers back in the early 90’s my hardware choice was an ISA AD/DA card. So when I wanted to experiment with some physical computing stuff recently, I thought of getting an AD/DA card that can be plugged into either a PCI or a PCI Express slot. Continue reading ‘Hello Arduino’ »