Bakatronics LLC designs and manufactures innovative electronic circuits for model railroads. For the last decade Baka has been creating new ways to make your model railroads “come alive”.
Bakatronics – DIY Kits and Model Railroads
The Kits include the Lighthouse Flasher, Emergency Lights, Airport Beacon, Campfire and Super Welder Flash kits All are based on advance micro controller technology and will enhance any railroad.
FK945 Digital Temperature Controller kit
This circuit can be used to control when an appliance or device turns on and off by temperature. 3 Digit Read Out and easy to set buttons.
OpCUBE Project – Object programmable CUBE
Atmel’s AVR is most interesting chip, with modern 8-bit RISC MCU and rich I/O performance in less $ price. With tons of document available on web since simple D.I.Y. hardware project to complex system design.
AVR becomes the value choice for implement “Physical Computing” idea. The proposal of “physical Computing ” is made for interaction of hardware control “the real world” with easy software programming.
MIDE-51 software package on web with ASEM-51 Assemmbler tools for MCS-51 beginner.
MCS-51 is the good MCU for getting start to learn and use. But now.. we have many microcontroller available on market. Modern chips had much more advantage features than old MCS-51 , e.g. Microchip’s PIC / dsPIC, Atmel AVR / AVR32 thru high-end ARM base MCU”
PIC18F8722 Microcontroller Explorer Board
“The PIC18 Explorer features a PIC18F8722 microcontroller –the superset of …. PIC18 general purpose 5V family. This board also includes the PIC18F87J11 processor PIM, which is the superset of our PIC18 J-series of 3V MCUs for cost-sensitive applications.”
- Alpha-numeric LCD display
- USB interface for USB to RS-232 communication
- 25LC256 SPI EEPROM
- Crystal oscillator
- Potentiometer (connected to 10-bit A/D, analog input channel)
- Analog output temperature sensor
- LEDs, RS-232 port, Demo Software etc.
If you are building LED Lamps and Solar powered lighting, a LUX Meter and a Energy Meter is required to measure what has been achieved. One is the Efficiency of Power Conversion and Other is Illumination comparable to the lighting people are used to.
It would be better like a Mains Supply wiring, 230/110 all houses have a 24V DC Bus for LED and Solar and small appliances on power failure. There is no point stepping down and then stepping up the power. The combined efficiency may become like 60%.
ELM – Lux Meter
“The Lux Meter is usually used to measure illumination. The illumination is how level of luminous flux is falling on a surface area.”
From – The Electronic Lives Manufacturing