Building a PIN Diode Geiger Counter

Exactly 30 years ago a great disaster struck the region of Chernobyl: a nuclear accident occurred that released a large quantity of radioactive particles into the atmosphere. And it is only five years ago that, with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, a second similar catastrophic event has taken place. These anniversaries did not directly let me build a PIN Photodiode based Geiger Counter, it is more o ...

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Hot Cocoa 3000

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but hot cocoa is so delightful, so let's order some hot cocoa on the go! An Arduino MKR1000 project. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Water Pump NOTE! THIS AND MANY OF THE OTHER PARTS ARE LINKED, BUT MUST CLICK SHOPPING CART TO FOLLOW LINK. × 1 Silicone Tubing × 1 Solenoid Valve × 2 Silicone RTV - Food Grade × 1 SparkFun Easy Driver × 1 ...

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Water Level Indicator Using Arduino & Ultrasonic Sensor

Water Level Indicator Using Arduino Wireless Water Level Indicator Using Ultrasonic sensor & Arduino is an amazing and very useful project. The objective of this project is to notify the user the amount of water that is present in the overhead water tank. This project can be further enhanced to control the water level in the tank by turning it ON, when the water level is LOW, and turning it OFF when the ...

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Researchers develop LED covering full visible light spectrum

Researchers have developed the first standard LED covering the full visible light, in collaboration with Nichia Corporation. LED and OLED lighting, which is generally called solid-state lighting (SSL), is becoming more common as the next generation lighting. Evaluations of total luminous flux (a performance index for lighting) and color are important for SSL, and to evaluate those values, it is indispensabl ...

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Limb Shaker

A stepper motor shakes a limb to frighten away birds and squirrels. It is under the control of the MKR1000. Things used in this project Hardware components DC motor (generic) × 1 Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Story The project uses a stepper motor to pull down on a fig tree limb to frighten away birds and squirrels. That is, shake the limb. I know that shaking a limb frightens birds and squirrels well, because I have ...

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DC Motor Speed Control Using Arduino & PWM

Speed control of DC motor with PC Interface is an easy DIY project. In this project DC motor’s speed is controlled by sending the command through PC. Arduino is directly connected to PC through the USB cable and command is given to Arduino on serial monitor of the Arduino IDE. Motor is connected to a transistor, and the base of transistor is connected to PWM pin of Arduino and motors speed is varied accordi ...

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RFID Computer login

I wanted a simple way of quickly logging on to my computer without having to typing my password in and did not want to have no security either. There are various products on the market that would solve this problem from fingerprint readers to proximity dongles but i decided to see what i could knock up with parts i mainly already had. Looking in my micro stuff i had a RC522 RFID tag reader 3.3v : Also an 3. ...

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PlantAnalyzer

A device which collects data (environmental, soil and photosynthesis values) of plant(s) and then stores/analyze using a MKR1000 and Azure. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 ADAFRUIT SD CARD READER × 1 ARDUCAM 5MP OV5642 × 1 SparkFun Weather Shield × 1 SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor (with Screw Terminals) × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Software apps and online services Arduino ...

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Project: Car Speed Detector Using Arduino

Car speed Detector Project In this project I am going to show you how to measure the speed of running car (or man) from outside. Police department uses this type of system to prevent over speed of vehicles. Our project is a little different from the system used by police but the overall car speed detector concept is same. In this project, two IR sensors are placed apart on one side of road. When any vehicle ...

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Latching power switch uses momentary-action pushbutton

Most inexpensive pushbutton switches, particularly pc-board-mounting and membrane types, have momentary action. Latching types are often larger and relatively expensive, and they frequently are unavailable in the style you'd like to use. You can thus have a problem if you need a small, inexpensive on/off switch for latching power to a load. The circuit in Figure 1 shows how you can use a simple, momentary-a ...

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Getting weather data

With this tutorial, you will learn how to get the weather data from a web service to your Arduino. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Story In this tutorial we would make use of the WiFiConnection of our mkr1000. We will get weather forecast of and activate the relay, connected to the water pump, only if there is no rain at the horizon. Connect to the openWeatherMap API we w ...

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Project: Gesture Controlled Mouse (Air Mouse) Using Arduino & Accelerometer

AIR Mouse is also called gesture-controlled mouse and it works based on hand gesture. In this project an accelerometer is used for measuring the tilt of hand in X and Y direction and moves the cursor according the tilt. In the project two types of circuit are used, one is the transmitter circuit and other is the receiver circuit. Transmitter circuit makes use of MPU6050 series of accelerometer, which is con ...

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