Type: Clocks and Timing
This kit comes with a variety of different tools that you will utilize to conduct your experiments. It includes a demo board on which you can assemble the project and experiment with the different parts. It also comes with a PIC16LF1937 microcontroller, an MCP9800 I2 C Temperature Sensor, a one digit LCD, a button, potentiometer, LEDs, programming in debug headers, a serial communications center, a current monitoring connector, a 20 pin motor control expansion connector and more.
This microcontroller-based project should be accessible to most users who have some level of familiarity with electronics. It is certainly not a kit appropriate for absolute beginners in the world of electronics, but those who have enough background to find the joy in putting something together that is quite complicated, but that has tremendous capabilities, will likely get a great deal of pleasure out of working with the project and being able to experiment with it once it is fully assembled.
Completing this project will allow you to get an idea of how the clocks in microcontrollers work and how to time different processes for optimal performance. Because these are such fundamental parts of how a microcontroller is used in industry, this kit can provide foundational knowledge that can be useful when expanding out into more complex endeavors.