Designing The Parts V – AT24C64

Designing The Parts V – AT24C64

Following the same way that we did with the previous articles, we now have to design the component AT24C64, which is an EEPROM memory. This time, I didn’t find any component like that on Sparkfun’s or Adafruit’s library. This time you really might need to draw the component!

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Arduino Power-down Mode With Accelerometer, Compass and Pressure Sensor

Arduino Power-down Mode With Accelerometer, Compass and Pressure Sensor

Introduction

Last article, I wrote about how to use our own homemade Arduino Pro Mini bare bones along with an OLED display and how to make both of them consume as little power as possible. In fact, we managed to achieve a small 1.1 uA current with both of them sleeping. Also in our circuit there were a PCF8563 real-time clock module and one AT24C64 EEPROM memory. Now, to proceed with our smartwatch project we need to add sensors, such as an accelerometer, compass and pressure sensor. This article is about how to add them, read the variables and keep saving power.

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Adding EEPROM to your Arduino Pro Mini Smartwatch

Adding EEPROM to your Arduino Pro Mini Smartwatch

Introduction

There are numerous EEPROM memories, but one I used was the AT24C64 from Atmel. Atmel is the same company behind the Atmega 328p which is the brain of the Arduino Pro Mini. You would be surprised to see how they interact with people/makers/consumers on Twitter and Google Plus. This memory is non-volatile, which means it wont lose its data went our watch, or your device runs out of power.

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