Here's my third recent PIC project. The stuff on the left is the serial port PIC programmer. The parts on the right are my attempt to interface with a Real Time Chip, DS12887 using a PIC16F84. The first stage was to check if the internal battery still works (the RTC is ~ 20 years old) by reading one of the control registers. The red LED at the right is on, indicating the battery level is good. Success!
I remember a lab in first year physics where we wired everything up and the prof came and looked at it and said:
"This equipment is for a different experiment!"
Electric circuits aren't my strong suit.
My latest PIC project. I had an old SHT11 temperature and humidity sensor. It has its own proprietary interface (like I2C but not enough for I2C to work). It took me a lot of figuring out to get the software to work. Here it displays 10 bit temperature on a 10 LED bar. The temperature displayed is 22.06C (The 10'th bit is hiding behind the wires to the left).
I've played around with an Arduino back in school, nowadays not too much. I remember seeing a sale for a Raspberry Pi kit and mused about purchasing it. I ended up not getting it because I didn't have any practical application or ideas to get the most out of the purchase.
This reads a Grove Particle Sensor that detects 1 micron or bigger particles in the air. It was 0 in the kitchen until I turned the gas up, then 1 LED went on. I'll have to get a battery pack and test the outside air.