Arduino Relay Control Tutorial

LED Blinking is a very common and almost first program for every embedded learner or beginner. In which we blink an LED with having some delay. So today we are here with the same project but here we will use an AC bulb instead of normal LED and will blink an AC bulb. Whenever we need to connect any AC Appliance in our embedded circuits, we use a Relay. So in this arduino relay control tutorial we will simpl ...

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Measure Sound/Noise Level in dB with Microphone and Arduino

Noise pollution has really started to gain importance due to high population density. A normal human ear could hear sound levels from 0dB to 140dB in which sound levels from 120dB to 140dB are considered to be noise. Loudness or sound levels are commonly measured in decibel(dB), we have some instruments which could measure the sound signals in dB but these meters are slightly expensive and sadly we do not h ...

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Arduino Metal Detector

Metal Detector is a security device which is used for detecting metals which can be harmful, at various places like Airports, shopping malls, cinemas etc. Previously we have made a very simple Metal detector without a microcontroller, now we are building the Metal Detector using Arduino. In this project, we are going to use a coil and capacitor which will be responsible for the detection of metals. Here we ...

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Smart Blind Stick using Arduino

Ever heard of Hugh Herr? He is a famous American rock climber who has shattered the limitations of his disabilities; he is a strong believer that technology could help disabled persons to live a normal life. In one of his TED talk Herr said “Humans are not disabled. A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, is broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, b ...

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IR Controller for Air Conditioner

Hardware components: Atmel ATTiny85 × 1 Everything ESP ESP8266 ESP-01 × 1 Arduino Nano R3 × 1   STORY My goal is to make my window AC units more functional.  Currently they use an on-board thermostat to turn on when the room gets above a certain temperature ('duh).  I feel like there is a lot I can do to improve on both the efficiency (less electricity usage) and performance (cooler house throughout th ...

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Easily run your ATtiny at 16MHz, without an external clock, from the Arduino IDE

Hardware components: Atmel ATTiny85 × 1 SparkFun Tiny AVR Programmer × 1 Software apps and online services: Arduino IDE   STORY Introduction The Atmel tinyAVR MCU's (ATtiny) are a series of chips optimized for applications requiring performance and/or power efficiency in a small package. These have internal clocks that runs at 8 MHz. They can also be clocked at 16 MHz and 20MHz using an external clock. ...

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Programming the ATtiny85 (Using an Arduino Uno)

Today, we are going to build a circuit to program an ATtiny85 with our Arduino. Supplies We are going to need the following: Some jumper wires 1 x 10 micro farad capacitor The ATtiny85 Chip A breadboard An Arduino For Extra visual's (that are not really required) I'm going to add: 3 LED's 1 x 330 Ohm Resistor And some extra jumper cables Before we start with the circuit build, head over to the Arduino IDE. ...

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Staircase Meets Piano

In November 2014, we displayed our first completed project as a club, the Staircase Piano. The idea for the project was given to us by Professor Barry Brown before the club was even formed. Throughout the semester we worked towards putting the piano together for a final presentation before the end of the Fall 2014 semester. We started out the project only using an Arduino for both the sensor readout and the ...

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Simple Remote Data Plotting using Android / Arduino / pfodApp

Simple Remote Data Plotting using Android / Arduino / pfodApp This Instructable shows you how to plot Arduino sensor data on your Android mobile and capture it for later downloading to your computer.  These instructions are also avaliable at www.pfod.com.au No Android programming is required and very little the Arduino programming is needed. It is an extension of Simple Mobile Data Logging using pfodApp Ste ...

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Arduino ISP – LOG

Arduino ISP - LOG So this Lazy Old Geek (LOG) has had a lot of trouble getting Arduino bootload on Atmega chips. I couldn’t get either of these to work with Arduino UNO Rev3. http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoISP http://letsmakerobots.com/node/35649 So I developed a couple that worked for me: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Arduino-Bootloader/ http://www.instructables.com/id/UNO-Bootloader-In-Circuit- ...

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Making a Vibrator That Listens to Your Body

This project has been an astonishing little journey. Many of my previous projects were characterized by an amazing outpouring of effort to build something highly intricate and ultimately invisible. This is the opposite kind of project. A little bit of work and a little custom design to create something new and exciting that I can immediately use in my everyday life. It also happens to be a sex toy. In other ...

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Arduino-based AVR High Voltage Programmer

Update 01/02/09: A PCB version of this circuit is in the design stages – some preliminary information is here. Update 03/11/09: Kits based on this design are now for sale! Update 12/14/10: The original AVR HV Rescue Shield kit has been replaced by the new and improved HV Rescue Shield 2.  Visit the HV Rescue Shield 2 product page for information about the new kit!As I mentioned earlier this week, I recently ...

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