Create a Motion-Sensing Alarm with an Arduino and IR Sensors

Infrared (IR) sensors are normally used to measure distances, but they can also be used to detect objects. By connecting a couple of IR sensors to an Arduino, you can make an intruder alarm. Overview Infrared (IR) sensors are normally used to estimate the distance of an object, but you can also use them to detect the presence of objects. IR sensors consist of an IR transmitter and and IR receiver. The trans ...

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Quark D2000 I2C Interfacing Add a Color Sensor and Asynchronous Mode

We finish up our project using I2C on the Quark D2000 development board with the addition of a color sensor and an object color identifier program. Finally, we revisit interfacing the BH1750FVI ambient light sensor using asynchronous mode I2C. Before continuing in this article, consider reading through part one of the article: Quark D2000 I2C Interfacing: Add a Light Sensor and an LCD Be sure to consult the ...

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Quark D2000 I2C Interfacing: Add a Light Sensor and an LCD

Get acquainted with using I2C with the Quark D2000 development board by interfacing an ambient light sensor and an LCD. Previously, we presented a general overview of the Quark D2000 development board. Subsequently, we explored the use of the board’s GPIO and PWM. In this project, we will explore using I2C with the D2000 board by interfacing an ambient light sensor and a COG (chip-on-glass) LCD. Since our l ...

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Building a simple digital light meter using Arduino and BH1750FVI sensor

A light meter is a device that measures the intensity of light. It finds applications in schools, hospitals, production areas, passageways and more to measure and maintain proper lighting levels. It is often used by photographers to determine the proper exposure for a photograph. Today we are going to build a simple light meter using an Arduino board and a BH1750 digital light sensor. The measured lighting ...

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MCP9802 temperature sensor and Arduino

MCP9802 is a digital temperature sensor from Microchip that measures temperatures between -55°C and +125°C to a digital word. It provides an accuracy of ±1°C (maximum) from -10°C to +85°C. The MCP9802 sensor comes with user-programmable registers that provide flexibility for temperature sensing applications. The register settings also allow user-selectable 9-bit to 12-bit temperature measurement resolution. ...

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PC-based heart rate monitor using Arduino and Easy Pulse sensor

The heart rate, also referred to as pulse rate, has been recognized as a vital sign since the beginning of medicine, and it is directly related to a person’s cadiovascular health. Today, we are going to make a PC-based heart rate monitor system using an Arduino board and Easy Pulse V1.1 sensor. Easy Pulse is a pulse detecting sensor that uses the principle of transmission photo-plethysmography (PPG) to sens ...

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pH sensor arduino

In this project, step by step tutorial we are discussing about how to interface pH sensor with Arduino. In chemistry, pH is the negative log of the activity of the hydrogen ion in an aqueous solution. Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Pure water has a pH of 7. Contrary to popular belief, this value can extend past 0 or 14 for ...

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A Simple Guide to Using a Hall Effect Sensor With Arduino

Have you ever wanted to make a project that involved contact-less sensing? For example: to detect a door closing, to count the number of revolutions of a wheel, or make a speedometer? Then this Arduino Hall Effect sensor tutorial is for you! This project uses a Hall Effect sensor to detect the presence of a magnet. Whenever a magnet moves past this sensor, it can detect it. This sensor can be used to do a l ...

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IMU Interfacing Tutorial Get started with Arduino and the MPU 6050 Sensor

In this post, I will be reviewing a few basic IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit) sensors that are compatible Arduino. I will also give a short tutorial for interfacing an Arduino with the best IMU sensor available. IMU sensors like the MPU 6050 are used in self-balancing robots, UAVs, smartphones, and more. IMU sensors are one of the most common types of sensors used today in all kinds of electronic gadgets. IM ...

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An Easy Way to Build an Arduino Powered Motion Sensor Alarm

Have you ever wanted to build a project that had could detect the presence of a person in a room? If so, then you can do this very easily using the PIR (Passive Infra Red) Motion sensor. This Arduino motion sensor can detect the presence of a person in a room. Therefore, you can build projects such as burglar alarms and automated appliances. Attach this motion sensor along with an Arduino and place it in yo ...

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DIY Soil Testing with Arduino and FC-28 Moisture Sensor

In this article, we are going to interface an FC-28 Soil moisture sensor with an Arduino. This sensor measures the volumetric content of water in soil and gives us the moisture level. The sensor gives us both analog and digital output, so it can be used in both analog and digital mode. We are going to connect it in both modes in this article. How Does it Work? The soil moisture sensor consists of two probes ...

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Arduino Weather Station Web Server

In this tutorial we are going to make a weather station that will tell us temperature, humidity and heat index of a particular location. It will show these values in a web browser. You can monitor these data by entering the IP address in a mobile, computer or any other device which supports a web browser. This project is done using Arduino Uno, ESP8266 and DHT22 sensor. DHT22 sensor will read temperature an ...

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