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Keep accurate time using Real Time Clock (RTC)

The Arduino board can keep time using millis() which increment from boot up till shutdown, then it will start over again. But what if we needed to keep time indefinitely, independently whether the board is switched on or off? What if we don’t want millis() but we want the year, month, day and time? How do we compensate for leap years? No worries. We are fortunate enough to have the… Read Article →

Arduino Beginner’s Course Lesson 7– Understanding Interrupts

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino from Scratch’ from this link What are interrupts? Well they interrupt something for sure, precisely they interrupt the main program execution of the CPU. In Arduino we have 2 main functions the setup() and the loop(). Interrupts interrupt code execution in the loop(). But why should we care about interrupts anyway? They are not something to be feared, they make your code cleaner… Read Article →

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Evothings – Part 1 Setup

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link The greatest thing that happened after the introduction of Arduino was the Evothings + Cordova framework. Evothings workbench is both a framework and a just in time debugger. It uses Cordova in its core, and its programming language is the notorious Javascript. Applications are written in HTML/CSS for their GUI and Javascript for their logic, yes just like a website…. Read Article →




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Messing with WiFi protocol, Esp8266 and fake APs

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino from Scratch’ from this link I was browsing the internet on a rainy day, and stumbled upon some cool stuff. The ESP8266, apart from being a super chip, which can be turned into a station and an access point, it can also do some weird stuff at the lowest possible level on the WiFi protocol. wifi_send_pkt_freedom() is a function built in Arduino Core… Read Article →

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ESP8266 Tutorial Part 2 – Connect to WiFi and Download from the Internet

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link In part one of this series, we gave an introduction to the ESP8266, setting the IDE and the circuitry needed to get started. In this post, we will go through some basic software capabilities particularly connecting to a WiFi network, and establishing a connection to a web server to download data. The ESP8266 is not an Arduino, it is only… Read Article →




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Arduino Bluetooth Tutorial HC-05

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link Bluetooth has been around for quite a while now. Being a common way to communicate with mobile phones, it was only natural to include this protocol in the Arduino arena. Bluetooth is typically a low power, medium range device, in fact it can reach up to 10 meters. Bluetooth operates on the same frequencies as WiFi, 2.4Ghz.Connections are normally one… Read Article →

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Solar Power your Arduino

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link Solar panels or solar cells are becoming extremely popular as an alternative source of energy to power an Arduino. There are the 2 major setups which serve different purposes. First, the Arduino board can be powered directly from a solar panel or a set of solar panels. Secondly, and the more robust approach is to install a battery pack along… Read Article →

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Arduino Beginner’s Course Lesson 6– Reading Sensor Data – Temperature TMP36

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link During this lesson, we will go through the process of reading sensor data, the TMP36 temperature sensor to be precise. First lets describe the sensor in  more detail. The TMP36 (ebay) has a linear voltage to temperature output meaning there is no error correction to be calculated from our end, the sensor handles it brilliantly on its own. The following… Read Article →




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Arduino 433Mhz RF Wireless Data Transfer

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link The most practical and cool way of sharing data from 1 Arduino to another is by far using a radio transmitter and receiver. The simplest form of wireless transmission (I could find) is the 433Mhz ASK modules. They come in pairs, a receiver and a transmitter. They are ridiculously cheap, selling at $1 or less a pair!! These modules provide… Read Article →