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Wireless Time-Triggered Communication using a Firefly Clock Synchronization Approach

In South-East Asia, huge swarms of fireflies synchronously emit light flashes to attract mating partners. The underlying principle can be used to implement a robust and scalable distributed synchronization approach in wireless sensor networks. In this work we implement the … Continue reading

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An alternative UART that does not need special quartz frequencies

A UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) is a component that transmits chunks of data (typically character size, i.e. 7 or 8 bits) onto a serial communication line. Almost every microcontroller features at least one UART component, that can be configured to … Continue reading

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Build your own gyroscope messenger as Christmas present

Right before Christmas I want to present a short Christmas gift project involving real-time systems, embedded programming, and a little mechanics. The basic ingredients are a big felt pen, large enough to host some batteries, a bunch of old CDs … Continue reading

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