Whitney Knitter
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Driving Electromagnets with the MiniZed

Use the I/O on the MiniZed with custom driver circuitry to control electromagnets.

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Driving Electromagnets with the MiniZed

Things used in this project

Hardware components

MiniZed
Avnet MiniZed
×1
Adafruit 5V Electromagnet - 2.5 Kg Holding Force - P20/15
×8
Adafruit ULN2803: 8 Channel Darlington Driver (Solenoid/Unipolar Stepper)
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×1
Jumper wires (generic)
Jumper wires (generic)
×1
USB-A to Micro-USB Cable
USB-A to Micro-USB Cable
×2

Software apps and online services

Vivado Design Suite
Xilinx Vivado Design Suite

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Schematics

MiniZed Schematic

MiniZed Getting Started Guide

ULN2803A Datasheet

Electromagnet Datasheet

Code

Project Repository

Credits

Whitney Knitter

Whitney Knitter

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Working as a full-time SDR/FPGA engineer, but making time for the fun projects at home.

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