Category Archives: Hardware

Transceiver 433mhz

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 →

hc-sr04 ultrasonic range finder

Arduino Ultrasonic Range Finder – HC-SR04

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link In this tutorial we present a method of measuring the distance between an Arduino and nearby objects. It is of particular use for automated robots for giving them ‘eyes’ to look out for nearby objects, measure the distances between them, and acting upon that distance. We present the HC-SR04 range finder sensor The cheap sensors normally have 2 cylindrical objects… Read Article →

Moisture Sensor

Plants Monitor – Arduino Soil Moisture Sensor

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link Do you have a plant in the living room which you often forget to water? I know, I know you often forget about it. So before it becomes yellow and dries more than the Sahhara, follow this tutorial and build a little soil monitoring project. The Plants Monitor will help you remember to water your little plant by flashing an… Read Article →




Lightning

A Lightning Detector for Arduino

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino from Scratch’ from this link In this tutorial, we will build a lightning detector using an Arduino Uno, a few resistors and some jumper wires. Most lightning detectors often cost too much for the normal hobbyist, however this does not mean one cannot enjoy lightning detection and the physics behind it. In this tutorial, using a surprisingly simple circuit we will be able… Read Article →

Frequency Counter

Arduino Frequency Counter with 16×2 LCD Display

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino from Scratch’ from this link Recently, a friend of mine had an issue with his car’s ECU and needed a frequency counting device. The solution was a device to determine the pulse frequency emitted by the ECU against the rev counter. So, the device had to have the ability to read digital pulses, between 1v – 5v, which are then interpreted by a… Read Article →

Arduino Cellular Automata

Arduino and OLED based Cellular Automata

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link This project uses an I2C 128×64 OLED to display a tiny cellular automata powered by Arduino Nano. Prerequisites 2x half size breadboard (ebay) (or 1x standard) 1x Arduino Nano (ebay) (can be Uno as well) 1x OLED I2C 128×64 (ebay) 4x Jumper Wires (ebay) Assumptions During this tutorial I will assume that you know what an Arduino is (o_O) and… Read Article →