In this latest tutorial, we learn how to time events using the timer module’s capture feature and then implement a simple stopwatch integrated into the menu. After you have read through the tutorial, if you are inclined to do some hardware try and implement the stopwatch using an additional push button on a breadboard! If you want to share your success (or failure) send me an email with the details and I’ll post it on the site.
The next lesson in the series has been posted. In this tutorial we implement a new ring buffer module which is integrated with the UART driver to queue received characters.