Simple step-up DC – DC converter on a single transistor

Simple step-up DC – DC converter on a single transistor

This converter works almost with any elements. I assembled with his pile of rubbish over, literally 5-10 minutes. Although current output goes low (about 30mA), but with a small strapping power will be enough for LED or microcontroller .

Its main advantage is that it works from 1.2V battery. But be careful if you give it more than 3.0V, then the circuit may fail.

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Cheap radio channel for AVR

Good day. I recently wondered to organize radio communications between microcontrollers AVR. The budget was very limited, and therefore as a controller for the test i selected two Atmega8 which have  long idle lying . When i start search of experimental transceiver I was unpleasantly surprised by the prices of  radio modules, so on that money that I expected in Ukraine could only buy a “pair receiver – transmitter board” at 433 MHz  . But I wanted a full duplex link so I started looking in an Internet suitable option. It was a 2.4 GHz radio module. NRF24L01 drew the attention certainly of its price.

In the basic version without amplifier and the antenna on the printed circuit board. At the time of this writing a article couple of these modules on ebay can be bought for $ 3.23

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