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Breadboard computer

Is it possible to make a simple computer entirely with breadboards and basic electronic components? Is it feasible to, for example construct a scientific calculator in this way?
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I2C Display Module (NHD-C160100-DiZ) for DIY Scientific Calculator Help

Good evening everybody reading, This is a project I've been developing for about 6 months. I am stuck because I can't get the display module (datasheet here) to work. I attached my schematic for the ...
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Where did these Ohms come from?

I am new to electronics and am tyring to figure out something that is a bit disturbing to me. I am trying to figure out the amount of resistance I need to put in series before an LED, and the equation ...
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PCB Crosstalk calculators… Center line distance or trace separation

I am still a beginner in this field, and recently I've learned about Crosstalk and Crosstalk calculators. I've tried the one on EEweb, Saturn, Ultracad and some others. Some of these calculators ask ...
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How to make a Calculator? [closed]

I am new to electronics programming. I am currently using C#. Can you please tell me how to programme a Calculator, what programming language should I use? Can I use C/C++? And what components ...
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Why do TI (Texas Instruments) graphing calculators not use TI chips? [closed]

Most semiconductor manufacturers seem particular about using their own products when possible. For example, the Analog Devices Blackfin development board uses another Blackfin processor for the JTAG ...
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What IC is in this particular black blob on my pocket calculator? [duplicate]

I've taken apart my pocket calculator, and I'd like to know what IC is inside the black blob. Is there an IC commonly used in such applications?
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Simple calculator problem [closed]

So I am trying to create a calculator program in arduino using this codes. ...
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Trying to read calculator key presses into PC via parallax propeller chip

I am trying to do read the key presses from a calculator via a parallax propeller board (it's actually a DefCon 20 badge) into my computer via USB. I want the calculator to remain fully functional as ...
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Calculator with phone keypad question [closed]

I am not an electronic person and found this site in a my quest for the perfect calculator. I use both a phone and calculator for calculations and find the back and forth to cause me to make errors ...
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Calculating “useable amps”

We use a 1650 mAh capacity LiPo battery. It has a 2.5volt undercurrent protection cutoff set. Our device uses a CONSTANT 5mA of draw UNTIL the battery drops down to 3.2V, at which time the system ...
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how can i connect my usb port to ATmega16

I have a calculator circuit and i want to be connected to pc with a USB port,this circuit contains a ATmega16 micro,my question is how can i see dats that keypad sends in both calculator lcd an pc ...
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How to design voltage ladder on ADC for non linear purposes

I'm designing a 4-bit ADC for a project that receives a reference voltage that ranges from 1.0 to 1.25. The problem is, it's not a linear variation, as in 0001 can be 1.05V, 0010 1.1V but 0011 could ...
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Arduino 3 digit LCD calculator

We would like to build a calculator using Arduino which uses 3 digit LCD and a keypad similar to digital phones. (# for plus , * for minus) Which components and way is good enough to not to run out of ...
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Impedance calculators differ pretty much?

As you can see here to calculators I found show huge difference or didn't I set it up correctly? I didn't found hints on possible validity limits. Can someone say if one of those given out results ...
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Designing a simple ALU

I need to design an ALU with two 8-bit inputs A and B and control inputs x, y, and z that supports the following operations: ...
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What exactly is happening when a graphing calculator LCD malfunctions when batteries are weak or overloaded?

I'm a beginner in electrical engineering, and I have limited knowledge of how electronics work internally. I'm trying to understand some odd LCD behavior when the batteries are weak or subjected to a ...
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How to calculate Vout in this resistors network?

How do I calculate Vout in terms of Vin and R1,...R5? Vin----+-------+ | | R4 R1 | | +--R5---+--Vout | | R3 R2 | | ...
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How to build a calculator?

I'm a newbie in electronics. I'm trying to build a calculator from scratch as a simple project and side hobby to keep me busy. My goal is to build a simple calculator, not a scientific or graphing ...