Microcontroller

Microcontrollers are specialized computers typically used for a single purpose. Examples of microcontrollers commonly used these days include:

And there are many more.

Typical uses for a microcontroller is in automating movement such as driving a stepper motor. They are typically integrated with sensors like limit switches. For these reasons, they are found in many household items, including toasters!

More information is available on Wikipedia at Microcontroller.


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