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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Congnitive GSM Autonomous Water Meter

Story Imagine you could administer remotely your water utility service in real time, turning on or off your water services according to your usage patterns or needs, and not just letting the water flow in all the time, you could prevent taps for leaking a single drop per one faucet per one home leaking wastes 34 galons of water per year multiply that for 10,00 homes that 347,159 GALONS a YEAR and a running ...

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IR Thermometer, Stopwatch, Cooking Timer, Inactivity Tracker

Hardware components: Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO × 1 Adafruit MLX90614 × 1 Atmel AVR for Arduino 328P/168P/8A × 1 SparkFun 7-Segment Serial Display - Red 3 digit display used × 1 Breadboard (generic) 8x2 cm × 2 16 MHz Crystal × 1 Slide Switch × 1 30 mm Red Push Switch any big red push switch × 1 22 mm White Push Switch × 1 Buzzer × 1 Colored pin header (generic) × 1 MLX90614 IR Temperature Sensor × 1 LED ...

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Stable Orientation – Digital IMU 6DOF + Arduino

A while back we wrote an article on sensing orientation with the adxl335 accelerometer. In that article I mentioned all the drawbacks of trying to do this with just an accelerometer, and said that if you needed something stable, what you really needed was an IMU. Well… We are back with an article covering just that, the Digital IMU 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) breakout board from sparkfun. An IMU (Inertial M ...

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Triple Axis Magnetometer HMC5883L + Arduino

One of the first articles we did was on the hmc6352 digital compass. Well this is his older brother (or younger but smarter). I really don’t know what to say about the HMC5883L other than it is a three axis magnetometer, so it is capable of sensing in 3 directions. That doesn’t mean that it is tilt compensated, because you really don’t know how it is orientated when the reading comes in. For that, you would ...

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Digital thermometer using arduino and LM35

This article is about a simple three digit digital thermometer using arduino. Range of this thermometer is from 0°C to 99.9°C. There is also a provision for displaying the temperature in °F scale. Three terminal analog temperature sensor LM35 is used as the sensor here. LM35 can measure temperatures between -55°C to +155°C. The supply voltage range is from 4V to 30V DC and the current drain is 60uA. The LM3 ...

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OhmMeter using Arduino – with Auto Ranging Feature

Auto ranging ohmmeter using arduino. This article is about a simple auto ranging ohmmeter using arduino. The measured resistance is displayed using a 16×2 LCD display. The circuit is sufficiently accurate and uses minimum number of external components possible. Before going into the details of this project, lets have a look at the basic resistance measurement method. Resistance measurement. The figure above ...

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