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Is this the right site? Designing Video Game controller that re-registers users inputs [closed]

I have an idea that I have no idea how to bring to fruition and I was hoping this would be a good place to start! I want to design a video game controller that "records" a users inputs, say up, down, ...
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Wireless Dimmer for LED-strip

I have a few meters of LED-stripes and would like to use in the kitchen. I do not always need full light, so I would like to use a dimmer. I thought that wireless dimmer with IR sensor would be ...
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Gradually increase and decrease voltage on this circuit

I am using this circuit for a model lift up and down functionality. Vin is +12V. The output voltage is controlled by the 10K linear potentiometer that varies the final output from 3V to 12V. The ...
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Touch sense controller Dout pin loading

I am working on Touch TFT LCD project where LPC2138 is host (main) controller and TSC2046 is touch sense controller for implementing touch interface. TSC2046 is having SPI interface with conventional ...
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Why are there only PID controllers, no PIIIDDD (higher order) controllers?

Transfer function of a PID controller is: \$I\cdot s + P+\dfrac{D}{s}\$ Are there controllers like: \$A\cdot s^2 + B\cdot s + C+\dfrac{D}{s} + \dfrac{E}{s^2}\$ ? If so, are they common? Why do ...
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Use different footprint for a SATA connector

I am designing an Linux Board which needs a SATA connector. Now im faced to choose between 2.5 HDD SATA connectors and the new mSATA (mini PCI express) connectors. For compatiblity and usuabillity ...
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Nand Flash in Static Memory Controller

I want to make an interface between an Atmel Cortex-M7 and a NAND flash memory via Static Memory Controller (SMC). The SMC of the Atmel Cortex M7 supports NAND Flash interface. The question is: Is ...
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How to calculate solar panel setup?

I have an equipment which draws 550W at a constant level, no peaks. I want to power this unit with solar cells only during the day when there is light using a simple car battery. Because I don't want ...
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Difference between a controller (e.g PD) and a compensator(e.g Lead)?

Really.What is it?Can't find anything anywhere related to it...Please don't give fancy examples.Just tell me the difference
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Question about CG\CG2 Xbox 360 Controllers and Trigger Pulls

I'm working on a basic mod chip, but not exactly for gaming; more for robotics. I'm using the new common ground (CG\CG2) controllers. I'd like to make my chip as much like the XMOD chip as possible ...
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microphone to a microcontroller. very simple

I want to take a microphone and send it to a micro controller. I then want that microcontroller to evaluate if the audio is above a set db reading and then send a yes or no single to turn on a light. ...
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Drum trigger controller

I'm planning to make a drum controller (something like arduino) for pc using a piezo transducer as sensor, some electronic circuit, keyboard PCB connected to usb and sampler for drums in pc. I found ...
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Can I repurpose a tablet touchscreen to use as an oversized touchpad for a computer?

This is what is written on the flex ribbon: A11020A1013 UniDisplay UF-1102 I could only find it for sale on the internet, no real usable information. Only ...
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Ethernet Generic Controller [closed]

I am a Software engineer and I need to make some program (TCP/IP client) that connect to Ethernet with more than one Ethernet controller devices (TCP/IP Server) that control some electrical components ...
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How to controlle a motor with arduino

I have 2 og those 12v motor and a 12v battery http://www.enigmaindustries.com/Motors/Bosch_EV_Warrior.htm I want to know what s the best solution to controle the motor with an arduino Uno. Is the ...
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What do I need A0 in a USB Controller (PDIUSBD12)?

I'm reading the datasheet of the USB controller PIDUSBD12, but I can't understand what the goal of the A0 pin. In the controller there is a data bus (D0-7) and this A0 pin, the datasheet says that ...
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What specs of power supply should I get for an IR controller for RGB 5050 LED strip?

Here's the story: Bought an LED strip kit (including 5M reel (150x5050 LEDs, rated at 36W), an IR controller, 12V, 2A AC-DC power adapter and a controller). The power supply failed after a few hours, ...
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Would the Banana Pi's LVDS output work with this LCD screen?

I've recently completely dismantled an old laptop that wasn't working at all. I know that its LCD (and other parts) are working correctly. I wonder if I could use my LCD screen with the LVDS output ...
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What is the difference between a Controller and Microcontroller?

I read, that I need to use a controller, if I want to communicate with a device over Input/Output Adressessing. It is sad, that I need 3 steps: Put the I/O-adress on the motherboard bus The hardware ...
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What is a disable input for on a motor controller for?

I'm trying to figure out this motor controller I recently got and it has two pins called PWM / D2 and PWM / D1, disable inputs. I don't understand the description for them and don't know what they are ...
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Design of PWM controller for Wound Rotor Induction Motor

I want to make a controller for Wound Rotor Induction Motor in which effective external resistance on rotor side is varied by changing the duty cycle(PWM controller) with the help of a chopper.What ...
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What is the type of this IC?

This is the internal structure of an IC. The only information that I have is the use to control the temperature of soldering iron via a triac. Pinout also is missed. Fist thought is the TL494 but ...
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Two voltage sources - selecting with digital signal

I'm trying to build a fan controller based on Arduino. It will be (at least I hope so) possible to either control with pure PWM or voltage regulator based on buck converter. Now what I'm trying to do ...
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Solar panel - voltage regulator

I am contemplating the possibility to run a trolling motor (to push my canoe) with a 250W solar panel. Electrical Specifications: Peak power: 250 W (minus 0, plus 5W Tolerance!) Optimum operating ...
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Solar Charge Controller Function Details

I am planning to make this controller: I would like to understand the way the components work to switch from charging to dumping and vice versa at set points. Note that the 555 timer is not being ...
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isolation between lcd 20*4 lcd and tm4c123 [closed]

power suply required for my launchpad is 3.3 v and that required for lcd is 5 v. I want to isolate lcd and launchpad. What should I do? do i need to put optoisolator between each pin of lcd and ...
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Designing Or Customizing A HDD/SSD Logic Controller

I read this post which answered most of my questions, but was a bit disheartening. So, this one may need to be deleted. I have also done my other research looking through articles like this. Is it ...
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Lead-lag process control

What is the locus of the following system, and for what value of \$\alpha\$ is the damping ratio 0.5?
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finding a system behaviour [duplicate]

Why is step response so important? for finding properties of a system we use step response of a system why we don't use other basic signals such as impulse or ramp? thanks for your responses.
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Using a TFT display that has no controller

I have been using LCD screens (with the controllers) for my projects for a long time. Now I thought of learning how these screens actually work, the part before they go to the controllers. Well ...
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Designing a lead compensator to stabilize a plant with 2 LHP, 1 RHP, no zeros

I am really puzzled on how to accomplish this problem. I am tasked to design a lead compensator C(s) to stabilize this plant to be used in a closed loop with unity feedback process. P(s) = ...
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What is the difference between disturbance and noise for dynamic systems?

In most references from dynamic system theory, the following linear continuous dynamic system is considered. $$\frac{\text{d}x(t)}{\text{d}t}=Ax(t)+Bu(t)+Dd_{1}(t)\quad (1)$$ $$y(t)=Cx(t)+Ed_{2}(t) ...
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How can I auto tune raspberry pi with a PID controller, so that I don't need to connect it to my PC everytime I have to run my controller

I am building a level controller to check the water level in my home using raspberry pi. I have a control system designed for it. But I found that to operate raspberry pi we need a wireless sensor ...
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Choosing a high-power LED Driver IC [closed]

I need an LED driver to power one (or more) high-power LED(s) for a torch. Design requirements: Efficiency is paramount, since the power source is either a battery or a supercapacitor. Must be able ...
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How to implement a multiple controller system?

I want to make a system that switches between multiple controllers depending on a parameter 'x' in the system. Eg. If there is no noise use a pid controller. If there is noise use a resonant ...
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Custom IR LED controller for two independent strips

Is there a way to modify a controller with IR remote to control two separate led strips independently. Basically you have two strips, one controller, one remote and you can change the color|turn ...
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Motor controller diagram

I have been reading about motor controllers, and I found this article online (Introduction to Motor Drives and Encoders), but I am having a hard time understanding the diagram (figure below). Can ...
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PLC unit power issues

I am creating my own PLC, just for practice with PLCs (as I am an electrical apprentice). I have bought a power supply which changes 240V AC to 24V DC. When it is connected to my PLC unit, and I read ...
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LEDs and buttons - ready made [closed]

We want our first semester students to learn programming and see the results of their exercises on a LED matrix. Unfortunately, we can not start soldering with the guys in the first week, so we are ...
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How to calculate the reset time?

I have a little difficulty on my project. Can I calculate Reset Time (Ti) if I just had the value of P gain, I gain, D gain, Process Variable, and Manipulated Variable? Is there any reference about ...
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Motor controller - transistor taking up 3/4th of the voltage

I am trying to make a motor controller for a DC brushed motor. The design is fairly simple, see below - motor represented by inductor The problem I am having is that if we imagine A to be HIGH and ...
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Solar panel system with as minimal reliance on the grid

I am not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I am trying to make a solar panel system which will charge batteries with excess energy and will be connected to the mains (i am going to try the ...
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H-bridge/buck converter with negative and positive voltage range

as already questioned here, i am still working on peltier controllers. For that I am using a stepper motor driver (h-bridge) with a low-pass LC filter and the peltier element behind, as Olin Lathrop ...
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Is it safe to use a voltage divider for Arduino and DC motor controller?

I have ordered a Dual H-Bridge 12A continuous (30A peak) Polulu motor driver shield for my upcoming (first time ever, a 1.2m long tank made of wood) robot project. I was thinking about how to supply ...
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Create State machine and implement on CPLD [duplicate]

I have this conditions for traffic controller. I excuted this on table. Now I want to implement this to state machine. Then after I will use this state machine to create VHDL and implement it in CPLD. ...
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Why do digital controllers need A/D and D/A converters?

One of the questions in our final exam will be "Explain the need of A/D and D/A converters in digital controllers". I could not find the reason anywhere why the Plant part of a block diagram requires ...
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Motor PWM Controllers Too Good to be True

I am working on a project which involves driving 2 high power 60amp stall 12v motors from an arduino. I had been browsing available drivers, and everything on the market seems to be quite expensive ...
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2 momentary switches, controlling 4 outputs in sequence using latching type relays

I am interested in building a solenoid controller using latching type relays(containing 2 coils and DPDT). The relays are controlled using two momentary switches. The action I am looking to get is by ...
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Custom PC input peripheral

I would like to somehow plug an extra button to my computer that when pressed would execute some shell script. Backstory: I'm a programmer and I very much wish I had a big red button to commence the ...
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Can I use full-size 64/72 bit DDR2/DDR3 memory module with CycloneV hardware controller of 24 + 24 bits?

I thinking of using Cyclone V FPGA and its hardware memory controller: There is "Cyclone V FPGA Multiport Memory Controller" document from Altera: ...