Originally Posted by firemanbill
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Nice thing about those little microcontrollers. They come in all physical sizes, this project used a standard 20 pin dip configuration. Easier to solder into a circuit board. You can do almost anything with them. Even a 555 timer type design is easy to do, and their timing is accurate from anywhere from a few microseconds, to seconds, to hours, to days, if needed.
This little microcontroller has both analog and digital inputs and/or outputs, that can be programmed as either. As an example, it can be programmed to measure battery voltage and display it on an LCD display. Some 5,000 times a second!
Funny thing, this microcontroller assembly language stuff to me is easier than trying to remember different club members names. (Some of my programs are over 30 pages long)