Step-by-step guide for making a very simple temperature and humidity meter with 7-segment LED displays

In this blog post, I am providing you step by step instructions to build a very simple temperature and relative humidity meter for indoor use. All you need to build this project are an Arduino Uno or compatible board, a DHT11 sensor, and a MAX7219 based 8-digit serial 7-segment LED display. The temperature is displayed in degree Celsius and relative humidity in percentage. Things required to build this proj ...

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Serial seven segment LED display shield

Seven segment LED displays are brighter, more attractive, and provide a far viewing distance as well as a wider viewing angle compared to LCD displays. This project describes a serial seven segment LED display shield for Arduino Uno or compatible boards. The shield consists of eight 0.56″ seven segment displays that are driven by one MAX7219 chip. The shield also features a light dependent resistor (LDR) to ...

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A low-cost 0.5A 33V LED driver module with 90+% efficiency

Introduction This article describes simple constant current driver module with fast PWM input that can be used for driving medium and high power LEDs. The module uses an integrated constant-current output, DC-DC buck converter with output current configurable from 0.1 to 0.5A. This article outlines the schematic, design guidelines, operation, and performance of the low cost LED driver Short description LED ...

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How to Make a POV Display Using LEDs and Arduino

Here is a simple project using an Arduino and some LEDs. What we are going to learn here today is how to make a POV display or Persistence-Of-Vision display. It is made out of just 6$ worth of components. This tutorial gives will teach you how to make a simple and a cheap Arduino POV display. We can use this display as a pocket-sized portable message showing device and tabletop clock. How Does it Work? What ...

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How to Make a 8bit Dot Matrix Display Using Arduino

A simple project to display cool 8bit art and animation on your backpack! This is a quick and easy project you could finish off in minutes and show off to your friends. What it does is, when you move your backpack, a dot matrix display turns on and shows any character you have programmed in it. In this case its a fun pixelated character. Required Materials 1. MAX7219 Dot Matrix Display Module 2. Arduino ...

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Bluetooth Basics: How to Control an LED Using a SmartPhone and Arduino

Ever thought of controlling any of your electronic devices with your smart phone? How about a robot or any other device? Wouldn’t it be cool to control them with your smartphone? Here is a simple tutorial for interfacing an Android Smartphone with Arduino via Bluetooth! Required Materials Hardware Bluetooth Module HC 05/06 Arduino & Battery (with cable) LED 220Ω Resistor Android device Software Arduino ...

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Revive Old Drive-In Speakers with a Modern LED Twist

When I was a kid we went to the drive-in theater to see movies like The Legend of Boggy Creek and Evel Knievel. I loved those movies but I remember just as vividly those retro-cool metal speakers that entered into our car for these campy films. A few years ago I found one of these speakers at a flea market and it came home with me. After it sat in my garage for years, I finally decided it needed to be what ...

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Johnny 6 is alive!

Designing a custom plate for the Arduino Robot, adding jumbo LEDs and displaying readings from an ultrasonic distance sensor to the LCD. My previous post on the Arduino Robot described how I took the Runaway Robot sketch and modified it work with the PING ultrasonic distance sensor. This post is still based around the same example sketch, however the code was not only further modified but additional compone ...

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6 Digit LED Clock

I recently found six 2.3″ red 7 segment displays in my collection which I purchased from Rapid Electronics when they were clearing out non-RoHS stock. Since I have no clock at my work bench I decided to construct one from some prototyping pad board, a Microchip PIC18F26K20 microcontroller and a Dallas DS32KHZ temperature compensated 32.768kHz crystal. The displays I used are SA23-12SRWA, which don’t appear ...

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Controlling RGB LED using Arduino and Wi-Fi

In last tutorial, we explained controlling a Robot using Wi-Fi and Arduino, and in this article we are with our next IOT Based Project- RGB LED Flasher using Wi-Fi. Here we have used Arduino and ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module to control the colors of RGB LED, through a Android Phone, over the Wi-Fi. In this RGB Flasher LED, we have used an Android Mobile App named “Blynk”. Blynk is a very compatible app with Arduino, ...

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Arduino Based LED Dimmer using PWM

This LED DIMMER is an Arduino Uno based PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) circuit developed to get variable voltage over constant voltage. The method of PWM is explained below. Before we get start building a 1 Watt LED Dimmer circuit, first consider a simple circuit as shown in figure below. Now if the switch in the figure is closed continuously over a period of time then the bulb will continuously ON during tha ...

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8×8 LED Matrix using Arduino

In this project we are going to design an 8x8 LED matrix display, for that we are going to interface an 8x8 LED matrix module with Arduino Uno. An 8x8 LED matrix contains 64 LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) which are arranged in the form of a matrix, hence the name LED matrix. These matrixes can be made by circuiting 64 LEDs, however that process is time consuming. Now a day they are available in compact forms ...

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