[sdiy] Retaining button state after power off?

Ullrich Peter Peter.Ullrich at kapsch.net
Sat Feb 1 08:34:01 CET 2014

Yes, an ATTiny35, 45 oder even 12 or 13 could do the job also quite nice, but you have to take care of the maximum write endurance... If you have lots of writes then the FRAM based MSP430 types could help... Nearly unlimited writes possible there...


Von: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl [synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl]" im Auftrag von "Paul Anderson [wackyvorlon at me.com]
Gesendet: Samstag, 01. Februar 2014 04:33
An: Justin Owen
Cc: SDIY List
Betreff: Re: [sdiy] Retaining button state after power off?

Just drop an attiny45 in. They're small and cheap.

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> On Jan 31, 2014, at 11:51 AM, Justin Owen <juzowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a couple of simple analog circuits that allow you to cycle through 2, 3 or 4 options/outputs/etc using a momentary push switch.
> So, for a 2-cycle switch, click 1 is 1, click 2 is 2, click 3 returns back to 1 and so on. For a 4-cycle it's 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,etc.
> The circuits output either a high or low state
> The problem is that these circuits return to their default state on power off.
> What would be the simplest way to write the button state to some sort of non-volatile storage that could be reinstated at start-up?
> I'm guessing a micro is going to be the most likely answer - but if there is a non-programming option available it would be great to hear. Failing that - absolute simplest solutions where possible please!
> Thanks,
> - J
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