Acme traffic light restoration

Acme controller

The Southern California Transportation Museum is one of the largest private transportation museums in the United States. We are privileged to have among our artifacts a set of Acme traffic lights. This type of traffic signal was deployed in the Los Angeles area in the 1920s and 1930s. This was the time when every city was experimenting with different types of traffic signals. Later the Automobile Club convinced everyone to adopt the three-light signal they use today. During the brief time they were in use, the ACME traffic light became the favorite of the Hollywood cartoonist so, that’s why you see them all over the movies.

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Getting Started with Nuvoton 8-bit Microcontrollers

N76E003

Many of us who are involved in the embedded system industry like 8-bit microcontrollers. They are cheap, easy to use and solve most of the common automation problems. 32-bit micros are in that contrast expensive and are mainly intended for advance-level works that cannot be solved with 8-bit micros. Thus, 32-bit micros are not much demanding as the 8-bit ones. In most places, 8051s, AVRs and PICs are the most used 8-bit micros. The popular Arduino platform is mainly based on 8-bit AVR micros. However, these are not the only 8-bit micros of the whole embedded world. Nuvoton – a

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