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The Fun of Developing Arduino-based Talking and Remote Thermometer

For the home hobbyists, life would be extremely boring without the existing of Arduino projects! If you’re looking for some interesting Arduino-based project, then you’ve came to the right place… Guys, today you’ll have the opportunity to build up a fantastic Arduino-based Talking and Remote Thermometer. This project isn’t a hard task, especially for the professional home hobbyists. By the way, you should prepare the following components: An Arduino (With one free analog input port); A Solderless Breadboard; A 10k resistor; A 10k NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) Thermistor. It’s time to kickstart the project! First of all, you’ll need to use the Power (+5v), Gnd (Ground) and one of the Analog-in connectrors (Pin 0) on the Arduino. For your information, the Analog-in connectors are normally located near bottom right-hand corner of the board. Furthermore, you’ll notice that the Power connectors are situated just to the left of analog-in connectors! After that, you’re going to set up the 10k NTC thermistor and 10k resistor on the breadboard. Before you ended up the project, please make sure that all connections between the… Continue reading

The Greatest Things You Must Know About Arduino Nano!

For most of the home hobbyists, one of the most common breadboards to you must be the Arduino type breadboard! The reason why the Arduino breadboards are so popular because of its high quality and cheaper cost than other boards. You can find Arduino Breadboard available in many types and the Arduino Nano is the smallest, complete and breadboard friendly of all. Arduino Nano is a fine surface mount breadboard embedded version with neat integrated USB on it. The Arduino Nano was been well designed and is being produced by Gravitech. Arduino Nano has everything what Diecimila has. Plus, it has more analog input pins and onboard +5V AREF jumper. Maybe you will find out that power jack and power select jumper was missing in Nano. Well, since the Nano can be automatically sensed and switch to the higher potential source of power, thus it’s no need to include the power select jumper on it! Another interesting feature about the Nano is it got the breadboard-ability of the Boarduino and the Mini+USB with smaller footprint, thus you will have more… Continue reading

Develop Your Own 40 MHz Frequency Meter Today!

Are you always fascinate with the fancy frequency meter and wish you could build it by your own? Well, instead of wasting your time and dreaming about it, why don’t you take action and build a 40 MHz Frequency meter today? Basically, the project doesn’t require too much of completed tools, as it only a small and cheap frequency meter. Although it’s a simple frequency meter, but it can be used to measure frequencies up to 40 MHz with the high accuracy up to 99%! So, are you impressed with it? Thus, by this degree of precision, it will be more than enough to debug most of your analog and digital circuits. Furthermore, it will also give you the ability to analyze many aspects that you were unable to see or test before too! In able for you to save the cost, you should consider building the 40 MHz frequency meter on a Veroboard. It will only use three components and eight resistors in this project. In addition, it is well designed, so it can be easily plugged into any… Continue reading

Is Time for Your Very First Persistence of Vision (POV) in Arduino Version

Do you know most of the cartoons are create based on this Persistence of Vision method? This Persistence of vision is the common phenomenon of the eye, which in nanoseconds of exposure to an image that result in milliseconds of reaction from your retina to the optic nerves. The persistence of vision is always being compared with the related phenomena of beta movement and phi movement. In the point of view for POV, your eye/brain system functions as a motion detectors rather than camera. That’s why this POV has widely being used in the Film, video, cartoon animation and optical toys production. You main goal for today is to mount the POV in a bike wheel and it will display a fascinating views while you ride on it. Continue reading

Expand Your Creativity Horizon Starting with the Servo Motor Today

Servomotor is one of the most common electronic components, and you can control the servomotor position by only using the value returned from analog sensor. Servos also the easiest way to get you started with a microcontroller related with motion. Those components you needed are: Breadboard 22-AWG hookup wire Arduino microcontroller board 10K ohm resistors Flex sensors, and of course RC Servomotor Ok, let’s start the project. Firstly, you need to connect power and ground on the breadboard to power and ground from the microcontroller. Use the 5V and any of the ground connections on the Arduino module (Please refer the above figure). Continue reading

DC Boarduino – A Clone Will Make It Good

Did you ever have this experience before? You’ve been struggled to use a solderness breadboard with an Arduino, and you know how annoying it can be. Now, you can dump all of the frustrating into the dumpsite with this new DC Boarduino. This DC Boarduino is a clone that can works with the latest Arduino software. The assembly is so easy to operate and well documented. DC Boarduino features: Well designed to plug into a breadboard Its only sized 3″ x 0.8″ (75mm x 20mm) All pins were brought out – Digital 0 thru 13, Analog 0 thru 5, ARef, 5V, Ground, Vin and Reset A preprogrammed “no-wait” Arduino bootloader 2 LEDs, green power and red “pin 13” Low cost that everyone can affordable All through-hole parts Reset button ATmega168, running at 16.00 MHz 6-pin standard ICSP header Standard 2.1mm DC jack with 5V regulator 6-pin header at the end for a USB-TTL cable Auto-reset capability (with the used of USB-TTL cable) The only matter is this DC Boarduino doesn’t include a USB chip, so you will want an FTDI… Continue reading