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Arduino Projects and Circuits
Arduino Projects and Circuits
Counter 0-9 Using Arduino Microcontroller
The high-tech credit card has been nicknamed "microcontroller super card" because of all the great improvement ideas. I showed how to first verify the code, and then upload on to the arduino board. I then wrote a code for the counter to go from 0 to 9 using a time delay of 1000ms (1s) after each digit. I ran through an error at some point...
A few weeks ago, it came to my attention that IKEA do a set of colour-changeable LED strips. I ve been looking for a decent way of providing ..
an arduino compatible cp2102
arduino based thermorbios weather station receiver
Have finished documenting/cleaning the code for my Jaycar el-cheapo Thermor/BIOS branded wireless weather station receiver. The basis for the code comes from the Practical Arduino weather station receiver project. In the end all it took was a week of analysing the RF signal from the weather station using my soundcard and wasting countless...
a thermocouple datalogger based on the arduino platform
diy digital clock ds1307 rtc with arduino uno and lcd
rfid with arduino
If you ever wanted to integrate RFID functionality into your project, this small tutorial might help you accomplish that. I used the RDM630 module from seeedstudio in its UART version. It comes on a small board with presoldered connectors which fits perfectly on a breadboard. You only need to connect the antenna to the two pin socket. You also...
rgb color sensor on arduino
The next board I want to show you is the ADJD-S371 Color Light Sensor Evaluation Board from sparkfun. It emits light and analyses the reflected color spectrum. The board can be controlled via I2C. The sleep and xclk pins were not used in this example. I found a really nice tutorial describing how to connect the sensor to the Arduino. The example
isolated mains power monitoring arduino
I`ve been looking around for a mains (220-240VAC) power monitoring circuit that I might be able to interface with an Arduino. There is of course the OpenEnergyMonitor solution, but they seem to use a transformer to isolate and measure the mains voltage. The transformer doesn`t exactly couple to the mains nicely: so the voltage on the secondary...
assembling the freeduino arduino motor shield
rgb lcd shield for arduino
arduino controller area network
controlling your trains with an arduino
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It`s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by co
arduino freertos fan rpm video
An Arduino measuring the rotational speed of a basic computer fan. It was one of a number of YouTube videos I did as I was studying for a Masters in Computer Science. This particular module was an embedded systems programming course, with a bit of electronics thrown in. Here`s the video: I was recently asked if the schematics were available for...
arduino i2c dac array using mcp4725
arduino twilio dialer application
arduino temperature and light sensor
This device just sends data about the state of our office to Twitter (mainly because it`s just slightly more relevant than sending the same information about my house). It does however have potential relevance to more biodiversity themed activities, particularly if combined with long range WiFi technologies (which I have written abou
arduino model railway control
Model railway running under computer control using the laptop to send commands over the USB port to the Arduino, which then does PWM to control the speed of the train. There were a few hiccups along the way not least of which the Arduino crashed repeatedly when the train started moving it appears that the power pack I was using didn`t like...
The boot-cloner is a program compiled and burnt with the Arduino IDE, that copies part of it`s flash memory onto another microcontroller. The bootloader can be written to a new microcontroller by the Arduino, instead of burning the bootloader onto new ATmega8`s with a separate device. If you`re like me, then you need more than one microcontroller,
LCD 3 wires
This post is based on the work made previously by tomek in wiring LCD displays using 4 bits. The basic idea is to group the 7 pins that are needed to drive the LCD in only 3 using a shift register. This is a cheap alternative to serial LCDs. The schematic shows that wiring the LCD is a simple operation. It has been drawn in a way that makes it pos
Not drive a solenoid directly from your Arduino. It requires more current than you can provide and produces destructive voltages when it is switched off. There is a simple solution. The solenoid I was testing with is a 12 volt solenoid the size of my thumb. It passes 1 amp of current when turned on and becomes uncomfortably warm to hold if
AC Phase control
One method of controlling power to ac circuits uses a triac to turn the power on and off at precisely timed intervals that are synchronized with the ac signal. This method is called AC phase control. It is the method used in many light dimmer and heater power control circuits. Using an Arduino microcontroller with some simple circuitry, we can...
Regulated Positive Voltage Booster
When Q1 is active, a larger current begins to flow through L1 to GND. When Q1 is switched off, the current through L1 trys to remain the same as it was, causing an increased voltage. By varying the PWM duty cycle, the current through L1 and output voltage can be controlled. There are many ways to explain the relationship between PWM (analog...
S1D15G10 Nokia LCD
This is the first color, graphic LCD display I worked with. I made some assumptions when I first began working with it. From previously working with TTL logic in college, I assumed CS and RESET could just be tied high for simplicity. It wont work if you do that. They must be wired to the micro-controller to get reliable operation from the LCD. Tog
arduino stepper motor control
adding audio to arduino projects
One incredibly simple solution to getting more sound from a micro controller is the LM386 series of amplifier chips. These can give project quality audio for less than a dollar. They even make a passable one dollar MP3 docking station and are the basis of the `little gem` guitar amplifier. The datasheet for the LM386-N4 which I am using provides s
arduino volt ammeter final part printed
After all job of building the prototype and making the sketch work, it`s the time to build the circuit. It`s not the objective to explain in detail how to make printed circuit boards, but only a superficial explanation about it, besides, of course, to present the project changes to make it works out of Arduino board. Board designs are made with sp
cheap motors with arduino
Motor shields worked well - but they cost around $50 each, more than the Arduino itself. That`s fine for a single one, but I`m teaching an Arduino workshop (this Thursday!) for high school girls, and I needed something I could buy more cheaply so I could get more of them. (Incidentally, if any women in the Bay Area want to help with the...
This page is browser friendly, by the way. Make your browser`s window less wide than your whole screen and you will find the narrower columns much easier to read. The page is in two parts. At the top, there`s a very basic program, showing you the RFID reader at work. At the bottom, that program is slightly modified, to create something to open a d
arduino based pc ambient lighting
controlling a dc motor with an arduino uno
Control a small DC motor through this H-bridge with an Arduino Uno, but I have never programmed one of these controllers before. I need the motor to rotate in different directions when I press left and right on a keyboard. So far I have this code: // Right Motor /* Adjust these values for your servo and setup, if necessary */ int re
How to connect a buzzer to an Arduino when the buzzer operates at a different voltage to the Arduino. The circuit uses a NPN transistor for connecting the buzzer..
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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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