Category Archives: Sensors

touch board electric paint

Touch Board and the famous Electric Paint

Touch Board Have you heard of an Arduino compatible device which supports Touch interface, distance sensing, MicroSD Card, Audio Jack, MP3 decoder, Micro USB, JST Connector and more. Well, we have! Let’s introduce our newest board, Touch Board which was brought to life by Bare Conductive. In this article we are going to review this product by mentioning specifications, use cases and what is particularly interesting about this product. Touch… 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 →

Smart lamp

A Smart Night Lamp for Kids

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino from Scratch’ from this link Few weeks ago I heard my nephew (aged 7) complaining of the dark at night. Basically he was afraid So I decided to put knowledge into practice and build a night lamp for kids. Since the project was intended for kids, I thought of making the lamp change color every now and then. It should also be sensitive… Read Article →




temp

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 →

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 →