Tag Archives: C

Simple example program for the PIC12F675 microcontroller

The PIC12F675 is a very inexpensive 8-bit microcontroller from Microchip that’s available in an 8-pin DIP package (i.e. it’s suitable for breadboard use). I’ve had a small tube of these on the shelf for a few years, but I’ve only … Continue reading

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A simple way to read and write audio and video files in C using FFmpeg (part 2: video)

In my previous post, I demonstrated how FFmpeg can be used to pipe raw audio samples in and out of a simple C program to or from media files such as WAV files (based on something similar for Python I … Continue reading

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A simple way to read and write audio and video files in C using FFmpeg (part 1: audio)

C is my favourite programming language and the one I use most often. However, I have tended to shy away from using it for quick one-off signal processing tasks where I needed to read or write audio or video files … Continue reading

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Fraktalismus Outtakes: Sea Monsters

Sea Creature 1 Sea Creature 2

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Fraktalismus – my presentation at Dublin Maker 2016

A zip archive of my complete Fraktalismus folder (containing all the content for the presentation) can be download here: Fraktalismus.zip (93.9 MB) This is the code I used to create the Julia Set fractal zoom animation above: Pantograph animation is … Continue reading

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Example code from presentation: Ways of Seeing Julia Sets

I gave a presentation at yesterday’s DIT School of Mathematical Sciences lunchtime research seminar titled Ways of Seeing Julia Sets: Visualizing the forces that shape fractal Julia sets. This was the abstract: Early in the 20th century, work by mathematicians … Continue reading

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Generating antiphase PWM signals with the dsPIC30F4011

I frequently receive queries from people who are using a dsPIC microcontroller to control power electronics of some kind, such as in an inverter, a voltage converter, or similar. Many of these queries relate to the generation of different combinations … Continue reading

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Using SendInput to type unicode characters

I received a query from reader Partha D about generating unicode keystrokes using the SendInput function in Windows. As I understand it, Partha wants to generate one or more unicode keystrokes when a particular keyboard shortcut is pressed. The following … Continue reading

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Writing bytes to a serial port in C

This is a (relatively) simple example of a C program to send five bytes to a serial port in Windows. In this case, I’m sending the five characters “hello” via COM22 at 38400 baud, but of course the program can … Continue reading

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Simple interrupt-driven sampling example for the dsPIC30F4011

Reader Swetha wrote in with a query about performing 10Hz sampling on a dsPIC30F4011 in some kind of energy monitoring system. The following example illustrates a basic structure for interrupt-driven sampling using Timer 1. I compiled this program with Microchip’s … Continue reading

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