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Arduino Projects and Circuits
Arduino Projects and Circuits
Voice Shield for Arduino
The objective of this project is to build an Arduino voice shield to empower thousands of voice related applications! All this mostly thanks to an integrated ISD1790PY chip. This particular voice/ TTS feature can be useful to integrate voice messages in alarm systems, to implement generic I/O controls in home automation or even in home security ap
Arduino Motor Shield
Arduino GSM GPRS and GPS shield
Remote-controlled fiber-optic Ceiling Light with Arduino
A wood table with many holes with different diameters that house the optical fibers. The size of the ceiling lamp (90 cmx 60 cm) did not allow me to use a single bundle of fibers and this is the reason of the two beams I used, each of which comes with a LEDs illuminator as shown: The schematic with Arduino and its control circuit is shown in the...
Real-Time Energy Monitor with Arduino and LabVIEW
The system consists of two parts: the Arduino board that detects the led pulses and sends the data via the XBee module, and a PC that recive the data through a USB/Xbee module and processes the data with LabVIEW so you can prepare and study the consumption in a very instant. To detect the LED blinking you have to apply a simple photoresistor above
Robot shield for Arduino
The idea behind this post is to bring together some robot designs and trasform them in a new device with new hardware and standard software (arduino of course) and so easier to use. These robots have three things in common: a mechanical structure, the hardware and the software. While the mechanical part is necessarily different, we wanted to under
TiDiGino the Arduino-based GSM remote control
Using an ATmega 2560 and therefore the heart of Arduino, we have developed a universal remote control with GSM. This allows to control 2IN/2OUT, DTMF key, gate control and GSM thermostat activated remotely. The remote control is easier, thanks to the availability of several libraries that allow you to do anything to the Arduino microprocessor; if
Arduino GH-2 integration for time lapse
A simple project to use an Arduino to rotate a GH-2 on a fluid head by set degrees to take 360 panos. The control of the motor is simple. Lots of motor DIY out there. What I need help with is how to wire the Arduino to the GH-2 shutter release. I`m aware the shutter cable is a 4 pole 2. 5mm and I have one. I`m just stuck on how to connect the...
Autonomous Lighting with Intelligence with Arduino
Arduino Blinky LED Intro Circuit
The schematic for this project really only consists of adding a single 5mm LED to one digital output port on the Arduino. The picture below should be fairly self explanatory for how to do it. The main parts in the schematic are the Arduino Uno, 5mm LED and USB Cable. The far left side of the Arduino board (as seen above) has both the DC power j
Arduino based electricity meter
The idea is that the infra-red light is reflected by the disc, except by the dark red line. The reflected light is received by the sensor and this way the Arduino can keep track of the number of revolutions. Note that the infra-red sensor is sensitive to a certain frequency of infra-red light (36kHz in this case), this makes it insensitive to...
Arduino AVR High-Voltage Serial Programmer
This Arduino sketch is useful for rescuing ATtiny microcontrollers rendered useless by incorrect fuse settings. It does this by putting the bricked tiny into high-voltage serial programming mode and writingthe fuses to safe values. The Arduino is connected to the tiny though 1k resistors and a 2N3904 transistor is used to switch 12 volts applied t
A Multi-Protocol Infrared Remote Library for the Arduino
Improved Arduino TV-B-Gone
The TV-B-Gone is a tiny infrared remote that can turn off almost any TV. A while ago, I ported the TV-B-Gone software to the Arduino; for details on the port and how it works see my previous post on the Arduino TV-B-Gone. Mitch Altman, the inventor of the TV-B-Gone, made some improvements to the code for a weekly TV-B-Gone constructing workshop i
Appliance Remote Control Arduino Project
Starting from today I will try to post interesting Arduino projects from around the web. I am novice in this domain but I am giving my best to fully understant it. I must say from the begining that the projects are not developed by me and I will link the original source. This Arduino project uses a general-purpose appliance remote control that...
cascading shift registers to drive 7-segment displays with PC input
Four 595s together to drive 7-segment displays and alsoadded code to acceptinput from the PC. Instead of using 10-LED bar graphs like I did last time, I`ve moved on to 7-segment displays - which are more challenging and provide a more meaningful output. The 7-segment displays I have are common-cathode, wired as shown below: The code to...
This is just a quick post at the moment because the project isn`t done and I am distracted by other things. The thermostat for the central heater in my house became unreliable a week or two ago. My wife rang around and a new one from the manufacturer of the heater was going to be $450 AUD. So, it seemed obvious to make my own. I`ve just installed
Tutorial Sanguino Bootloader to ATmega 644P Arduino as ISP
Arduino LED Control Using DIP Switch
Arduino Audio DAC Options
DAC is short for Digital to Analog Converter. In this article we play around the code Michael Smith created for a PWM based DAC. I modified his code so that other DAC options could be tried. I compare the 8-Bit PWM DAC with the R2R DAC at various numbers of bits. You might be surprised at how well a 4-bit DAC sounds. This article includes several
A Video Switcher which can be controlled using the computer`s parallel port. Unfortunately, fewer PCs are fitted with parallel pors these days and, for a laptop, it`s not really an option so the need to control the Switcher through a USB port became important. The Video Switcher only needs three digital inputs so, although the PICAXE range of...
Arduino RFID circuit
Arduino Controlled Sip-and-Puff
Sip-and-Puff (SNP) controllers are nothing new - you`ve probably seen one in action yourself. SNPs are often seen on electric wheelchairs and allow individuals who can`t use their hands to control their wheelchairs (or whatever else) by either "sipping" (inhaling) or "puffing" (exhaling) into a straw. Depending on how hard the individual inhales o
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Ultrasonic distance finder circuit
The circuit described here uses ultrasonic oscillations and operates based on the propagation velocity of these oscillations in the air. Thus, we can easily determine the distance of two points if the time within which the wave travels this distance is measured. There are three main categories of distance measurement methods in use: a) By...
Simple Metal detector circuit with CD4030
Sometimes the precious metals are hidden too deep and are not detected except with complicated devices. In many cases, however, small pieces of precious metal buried near the surface can be detected by relatively simple means. Everyone is very attractive to find something potentially valuable, hidden a few centimeters below the soil. So many...
Fully automatic watering circuit for flower pots
Many times for various reasons we forget or can not water the plants that we have in our homes. And many humidity sensors units just notify us with a beeping sound or with a flashing light, that the pot needs watering. But what if we are away from home? This circuit comes as a solution to this problem. Depending on humidity of the pot at...
Simple deep searching metal detector circuit
The principle behind a metal detector is really very simple. Proof of this is the circuit that follows, in which it proves that the construction of a metal detector can be done in the minute, with few components that we find very easily everywhere. With the circuit of this metal detector, it is possible to detect a metal coin in depth of 90 to...
Sub-Harmonic Bass Converter for Electric Guitars
The sub-harmonic bass generator is a sound producing unit for guitars. The sound it produces looks very much like that of the bass guitar. The octave generator is sometimes quite unusual since it does not produce any of the usual ways of coloring the sound, such as filtering or distortion. Instead, a frequency division system produces outputs...
Echo Depth Sounding Sonar for Boats
In the past the sounding (sea bottom measurement) was done with the "bullet", that is, with a heavy lead object that the seamen plucked into the sea hung from a calibrated rope. As soon as the "bullet" reached the bottom, the depth appeared directly from the calibration of the rope. This arrangement still exists in some yachts. The big...
100W HiFi Audio Amplifier Circuit
This Amplifier was designed to have the following specifications: Distortion less than 0.1% at full power of 100W even at 20KHz. Power has to be attributed to an extended bandwidth. The output transistors must be protected against short circuits. The power supply must be symmetrical so that no electrolytic capacitors are needed at the outlet....
Plant-Pot Water Level Indicator Circuit
A series of LEDs serve to alert the gardener when plants need water. Using two conventional digital integrated LEDs and a series of LEDs, we make a very useful device for gardening. The device detects the amount of water in the pot and alerts the grower. The circuit of the device is shown in Figure 2. The water detection is made from the bottom...
Analogue Sound Preasure dB-Meter Circuit
The best human ear can capture sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz. These limits are known to be the broadest that can exist. Normally the normal limits range from 100Hz to about 13KHz and depend on the age and health of the individual. We for our measurements and to have a good accuracy we will get the limits of 20Hz to 20KHz. A sound to be heard does...
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