how to measure home ac current 110v / 200v with arduino

The cool thing about an ACS712 is that current is measured is measured in two directions.  What this means is that if we sample fast enough and long enough,  we sure to find the peak in one direction and the peak in another direction. With both peaks known, it is a matter of knowing the shape of the waveform to calculate the current.   In the case of line or mains power, we know that waveform to be a SINE w ...

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How To Measure Distance Between Two Ultrasonic Sensors

Ultrasonic sensor (HC-SR04) is commonly used to find the distance of an object from one particular point. It has been fairly easy to do this with the Arduino and the code is also pretty simple. But in this article we are going to try something different with these popular HC-SR04 sensors. We will try calculating the distance between two Ultrasonic sensors that is, we will make one sensor to act as transmitt ...

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DIY Voltmeter with Arduino and a Nokia 5110 Display

Story In this tutorial I am going to show you how to build a Voltmeter with a big Nokia 5110 LCD display using Arduino. Building a voltmeter is a great learning experience. When you finish building this project, you will have a better understanding of how voltmeters work, you will refresh your knowledge of Ohms law and you are going to see in action how powerful the Arduino platform can be. With this projec ...

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Distance Measurement Vehicle via Websocket

Story When you measure distance between two point general way is to use a ruler. But you can use a lot of other ways: by laser, map, foot or walking meter. The walking meter is very useful when you are measuring curved (not straight) distance. But it might be very tired because you should walk the entire distance. Here is a movie which is measuring distance. You can see that the vehicle is being controlled ...

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Congnitive GSM Autonomous Water Meter

Story Imagine you could administer remotely your water utility service in real time, turning on or off your water services according to your usage patterns or needs, and not just letting the water flow in all the time, you could prevent taps for leaking a single drop per one faucet per one home leaking wastes 34 galons of water per year multiply that for 10,00 homes that 347,159 GALONS a YEAR and a running ...

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IR Thermometer, Stopwatch, Cooking Timer, Inactivity Tracker

Hardware components: Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO × 1 Adafruit MLX90614 × 1 Atmel AVR for Arduino 328P/168P/8A × 1 SparkFun 7-Segment Serial Display - Red 3 digit display used × 1 Breadboard (generic) 8x2 cm × 2 16 MHz Crystal × 1 Slide Switch × 1 30 mm Red Push Switch any big red push switch × 1 22 mm White Push Switch × 1 Buzzer × 1 Colored pin header (generic) × 1 MLX90614 IR Temperature Sensor × 1 LED ...

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Stable Orientation – Digital IMU 6DOF + Arduino

A while back we wrote an article on sensing orientation with the adxl335 accelerometer. In that article I mentioned all the drawbacks of trying to do this with just an accelerometer, and said that if you needed something stable, what you really needed was an IMU. Well… We are back with an article covering just that, the Digital IMU 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) breakout board from sparkfun. An IMU (Inertial M ...

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Triple Axis Magnetometer HMC5883L + Arduino

One of the first articles we did was on the hmc6352 digital compass. Well this is his older brother (or younger but smarter). I really don’t know what to say about the HMC5883L other than it is a three axis magnetometer, so it is capable of sensing in 3 directions. That doesn’t mean that it is tilt compensated, because you really don’t know how it is orientated when the reading comes in. For that, you would ...

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Digital thermometer using arduino and LM35

This article is about a simple three digit digital thermometer using arduino. Range of this thermometer is from 0°C to 99.9°C. There is also a provision for displaying the temperature in °F scale. Three terminal analog temperature sensor LM35 is used as the sensor here. LM35 can measure temperatures between -55°C to +155°C. The supply voltage range is from 4V to 30V DC and the current drain is 60uA. The LM3 ...

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OhmMeter using Arduino – with Auto Ranging Feature

Auto ranging ohmmeter using arduino. This article is about a simple auto ranging ohmmeter using arduino. The measured resistance is displayed using a 16×2 LCD display. The circuit is sufficiently accurate and uses minimum number of external components possible. Before going into the details of this project, lets have a look at the basic resistance measurement method. Resistance measurement. The figure above ...

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Interfacing Accelerometer to Arduino

In this article, we are going to interface the GY-521 accelerometer with Arduino. The GY-521 has an InvenSense MPU6050 chip which contains a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyro meter. This makes it a 6 DOF IMU (6 degrees of freedom inertial measurement unit). The chip also includes a 16-bit analog to digital converter on each channel and a DMP (Digital Motion Processor) unit. The DMP unit is responsible ...

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Arduino Weight Measurement using Load Cell and HX711 Module

Today we are going to Measure the Weight by interfacing Load Cell and HX711 Weight Sensor with Arduino. We have seen weight machines at many shops, where machine displays the weight just by placing any item on the weighing platform. So here we are building the same Weighing machine by using Arduino and Load cells, having capacity of measuring upto 40kg. This limit can be further increased by using the Load ...

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