Interfacing of ADC to 8051

Interfacing of ADC to 8051

      ADC (Analog to Digital converter) forms a very essential part in many embedded  projects and this article is about interfacing an ADC to 8051 embedded controller. ADC0804 is the ADC used here and before going through the interfacing procedure, we must neatly understand how the ADC 0804 works.

Interfacing Seven Segment Display to 8051

Interfacing Seven Segment Display to 8051

        This article is about how to interface a seven segment LED display to an 8051 microcontroller. 7 segment LED display is very popular and it can display digits from 0 to 9 and quite a few characters like A, b, C, ., H, E, e, F, n, o,t,u,y, etc. Knowledge about how to interface a seven segment display to a microcontroller is very essential in designing embedded systems. A seven segment display consists of seven LEDs arranged in the form of a squarish ’8′ slightly inclined to the right and a single LED as the dot character. Different characters can be displayed by selectively glowing the required LED segments. Seven segment displays are of two types, common cathode and common anode. In common cathode type , the cathode of all LEDs are tied together to a single terminal which is usually labeled as ‘com‘ and the anode of all LEDs are left alone as individual pins labeled as a, b, c, d, e, f, g & h (or dot) . In common anode type, the anode of all LEDs are tied together as a single terminal and cathodes are left alone as individual pins. The pin out scheme and picture of a typical 7 segment LED display is shown in the image below.

Wall Painting Robot - Future Scopes and Applications

Robot that can paint walls using Microcontroller


1. With the higher supporting column, robot can be used for painting an even larger section of wall.

Wall Painting Robot - Circuit Diagram

1. In above circuit diagram two ICs are used whichare L298 & micro-controller IC 89C5.
2. L298 IC is known as driver IC this IC is used to drive the motor. In the given circuit diagram two L298 IC are used.

Interfacing 16x2 LCD with 8051

Interfacing 16×2 LCD with 8051

       LCD display is an inevitable part in almost all embedded projects and this article is about interfacing 16×2 LCD with 8051 microcontroller. Many guys find it hard to interface LCD module with the 8051 but the fact is that if you learn it properly, its a very easy job and by knowing it you can easily design embedded projects like digital voltmeter / ammeter, digital clock, home automation displays, status indicator display, digital code locks, digital speedometer/ odometer, display for music players etc etc. Thoroughly going through this article will make you able to display any text (including the extended characters) on any part of the 16×2 display screen. In order to understand the interfacing first you have to know about the 16×2 LCD module.

Interfacing DC Motor to 8051

Interfacing DC Motor to 8051

       This article shows how to interface a DC motor to an 8051 microcontroller. Interfacing DC motor to 8051 forms an essential part in designing embedded robotic projects. A well designed 8051-DC motor system has essentially two parts. Firstly an 8051 with the required software to control the motor and secondly a suitable driver circuit. Most of the DC motors have power requirements well out of the reach of a microcontroller and more over the voltage spikes produced while reversing the direction of rotation could easily damage the microcontroller. So it is not wise to connect a DC motor directly to the microcontroller. The perfect solution is to use a motor driver circuit in between the microcontroller and the DC motor.

Hall Management System


              Now a days, we need halls or auditorium for our family functions, school/college functions etc. But it is difficult to manage whole hall i.e like controlling fan/ac speed, controlling temperature and light in the hall or counting visitors when visitors are more. This is a system which includes all management of a hall. By reducing manpower and our efforts.