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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Arduino Calculator using 4×4 Keypad

Programming is always fun and Arduino is a wonderful platform if you are just getting started with Embedded programming. In this tutorial we will build our own calculator with Arduino. The values can be sent in through a keypad (4×4 keypad) and result can be viewed on a LCD screen (16×2 Dot-matrix). This calculator could perform simple operations like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with ...

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Temperature and Humidity Data Logger using Arduino

In this project, we are going to make a temperature and relative humidity data logger. Arduino is the brain of this project. DHT22 sensor is used for sensing temperature and relative humidity. Arduino Uno is programmed to read temperature, humidity values from DHT22 sensor and save it to a file in an SD Card. So whenever required we can take the SD Card for viewing data. Here we will take data from SD card ...

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Digital Thermometer using Arduino and DS18B20 Sensor

In this project, we are going to make a Digital Thermometer using Arduino Uno. We will use DS18B20 temperature sensor to sense the temperature and Nokia 5110 LCD to display it. DS18B20 is a 1-Wire digital temperature sensor manufactured by Maxim Integrated and is capable of reporting degree celsius with 9 ~ 12 bit precision. Components Required Arduino Uno DS18B20 Temperature Sensor Nokia 5110 LCD 1KΩ Poten ...

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Frequency Counter using Arduino

Almost every electronic hobbyist must have faced a scenario where he or she must measure the frequency of signal generated by a clock or a counter or a timer.  We can use oscilloscope to do the job, but not all of us can afford an oscilloscope. We can buy equipment for measuring the frequency but all these devices are costly and are not for everyone. With that in mind we are going to design a simple yet eff ...

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Quizmo

This project is related to developing a handy gadget to help kids practice basic arithmetic operations. I decided to make it as my kids were very lazy to look into the books and come back very soon saying that they have done it (specially multiplication tables). This gadget randomly asks different questions and evaluate kids performance. For this you need a 4x3 keypad to interact with the gadget and an LCD ...

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Arduino Project # 1 – Make an Ultrasonic Distance Calculator

Arduino Project – The distance calculator I have been playing with Arduino (micro-controller) for about 2 years now and I am becoming more and more passionate about circuits. For those who are not aware of Arduino, check out my article “Arduino – A Guide for Beginners“. Recently, I was testing some new components that I ordered, which included an ultrasonic sensor and an LCD. I found an article online that ...

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Make an Ultrasonic Distance Calculator

Arduino Project – The distance calculator I have been playing with Arduino (micro-controller) for about 2 years now and I am becoming more and more passionate about circuits. For those who are not aware of Arduino, check out my article “Arduino – A Guide for Beginners“. Recently, I was testing some new components that I ordered, which included an ultrasonic sensor and an LCD. I found an article online that ...

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LED Calculator with Rotary Quadrature Encoder for Target System Voltage Selection using Arduino

I’m still working on the LED calculator (original idea and most recent work) — I’ve finally got ’round to adding a rotary encoder to set the target system voltage. Now you can turn the potentiometer to set the LED brightness, turn the rotary encoder to set what voltage will be used in the ultimate LED circuit, and read the LED voltage, current, and current-limiting resistor values off the screen. I also fou ...

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Geiger Counter with Touch Interface!

There are quite a few geiger counter instructables. The difference with this one is that I wanted to give it a modern interface, similar to smart phone touch screens, that anyone would feel comfortable using. The reason for this is that I want to use it as an educational tool to teach kids (and interested adults!) about radiation and how it is a natural part of the environment. Check out the video to see wh ...

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Webster: A Geometric Pattern Weaving Machine

We are three students from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in the Architecture program.  This studio is called Creative Architecture Machines and is taught by Jason Johnson and Michael Shiloh.  Webster is a geometric pattern weaving machine that takes inspiration from Islamic tiling, geodesic dome construction, weaving machines, and conventional 3D printers.  This 3-axis robot was an explora ...

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Arduino-based event counter

I teach Modern Physics here at CSUC, and we occasionally use isotopes with half-lives of a year or less (such as Zinc-65 and Cadmium-109) for energy-calibration sources for a gamma-spectroscopy lab. I thought it might be fun to try measuring the activity of one of these sources over time and thus get a looooong-scale half-life data-set for students to play around with. Or maybe watch background nuclear coun ...

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