Digital Soil Moisture Meter

A digital soil moisture meter is used for indicating the water content of a given soil sample. [caption id="attachment_31551" align="alignright" width="300"] Soil moisture sensor head[/caption]   As crop production requires water at different stages and in different amounts, it is important to measure soil moisture from time to time to know its status. The digital soil moisture meter circuit presented ...

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Simple Event Counter

Microcontroller based miniscule event counter presented here is based on the inexpensive Digispark Attiny development board. One advantage of this design is that any type of active or passive switch can be connected to its trigger input. Whenever the switch closes event will be counted inside the microcontroller and would be displayed on the 4-digit LED display module, a type generally known as TM1637 LED D ...

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Line Frequency Meter Based On Reciprocal Counting

Precise measurement of line signal frequency is very important in many applications, especially in the management of power grid systems. Tasks like calibration of governors of engines that run generators in power plants need a resolution up to 0.01Hz. Frequency is also an important parameter in load sharing among several power plants in the grid. Presented here is a line frequency meter, that does it for yo ...

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IoT-Enabled Air Pollution Meter With Digital Dashboard On Smartphone

Presented here is a IoT enabled air pollution meter to monitor air quality on your smartphone using Blynk application and Arduino board. Blynk is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the like over the Internet. In this project Blynk provides a digital dashboard on your smartphone that displays real-time air quality readings for the immediate surroundings. Blynk is not me ...

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Microcontroller Projects: Sonar Water-Level Meter

Three-fourths of the earth is water, out of which 97 per cent is saline (in oceans, seas and groundwater). The remaining 2.5 per cent to 2.75 per cent is fresh water , out of which 1.75 per cent to two per cent is frozen in glaciers, ice and snow. Fresh groundwater and soil moisture constitutes only 0.7 per cent to 0.8 per cent. Less than 0.01 per cent, available as surface water in lakes, swamps and rivers ...

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Digital Multimeter

The purpose of this project was to design a functioning digital meter to measure voltage, current, and resistance to a known accuracy. The project involved the integration of hardware and software to take an input measurement signal from a pair of high and low leads that was then displayed on an LCD per the rotary selection switch (similar to the operation of most commercial digital multimeters).   Dig ...

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Arduino Wattmeter: Measure Voltage, Current and Power Consumption

As electronics engineers, we always depend upon meters/instruments to measure and analyse the working of a circuit. Starting with a simple multimeter to a complex power quality analysers or DSOs everything has their own unique applications. Most of these meters are readily available and can be purchased based on the parameters to be measured and their accuracy. But sometimes we might end up in a situation w ...

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LC Meter using Arduino: Measuring Inductance and Frequency

All embedded lovers are familiar with multimeter which a great tool to measure voltage, current, resistance etc. A multimeter can measure them easily. But sometimes we need to measure inductance and capacitance which is not possible with a normal multimeter. There are some special multimeters that can measure inductance and capacitance but they are costly. We already built Frequency Meter, Capacitance Meter ...

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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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