Automatic Plant watering and Happiness monitoring system

The main motto of this project is to provide automatic water supply to plant when it feels thirsty. We intend to automate the watering of plants and deploy Arduino to do the job for us. This will take care of the water requirements of a plant by continuously monitoring its needs. Also this plant watering system will indicate the happiness level of plant to user ? .   COMPONENTS USED: Arduino Uno Board Servo ...

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How to use position wheels with your Arduino

Hello everyone, em here today with an interesting tutorial on using position wheels using your favorite Arduino. The whole idea behind this article is to explain the logic behind position wheels, the way it works and how to implement it in your project. If you prefer to see the explanation in the form of a video rather than an article, please visit my Video tutorial in Youtube. WORKING PRINCIPLE OF POSITION ...

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The Zambroombi: Roomba’s Next Ultrasonic Competitor

The Zambroombi is the next step up from your neighbor's fancy Roomba. Set it and forget it! "It changed my life. I don't know where I'd be today without it. I used to just have to clean everything once, but thanks to The Zambroombi, I get to clean everything twice!"  —Real Zambroombi© Customer BOM: Arduino Uno Adafruit motor shield Ultrasonic sensor Robot chassis w/ 2 DC motors Battery pack (if not included ...

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Controlling a Stepper Motor with an SIRC TV Remote and a PICAXE: Infrared Capabilities

This is part one of a two-part project. For part one, we will focus on IR remotes and signaling, as well as IR reception and decoding. Using IR (InfraRed) radiation to control electronic devices is widely accepted and implemented. IR devices are routinely used in alarm systems, automatic door openers, and similar applications. This project makes use of coded IR emissions from a Sony TV remote, and a PICAXE ...

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The Santa Cam! An Arduino PIR Motion-Activated Camera System

The Santa Cam is sure to catch who is stealing your milk and cookies this holiday season! You can even use it for a photo booth this New Year's Eve! BOM: Arduino Uno DSLR camera with remote shutter jack 2.5mm TRS cable Rectifier diode Milk and cookies Why? You see, when I was little, my dad used to set up a video camera in the corner of the living room on Christmas Eve night, right near the milk and cookies ...

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Arduino Crowtail and Easy Pulse Plugin

Arduino Crowtail is a modular and ready-to-use building block set from Elecrow for rapid prototyping with Arduino. It consists of a base Arduino Uno shield to which various sensor and I/O modules can be conveniently interfaced through standardized connectors. In this example, I am going to illustrate how to use the Easy Pulse Plugin sensor with a Crowtail base shield and a Crowtail OLED module to make a sta ...

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Controlling relay switches with an infrared remote

The infrared (IR) communication technology, which existed long before WiFi and Bluetooth, is still a key component in implementing major components of a typical home automation system. For example, IR technology is still used in cordless headphones, for intrusion detection in home security systems, and in handheld remotes for controlling home entertainment systems (TV, DVD, soundbox, etc), air-conditioning ...

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Wireless Serial using nRF24L01

This project is very useful in many application where wireless reliable serial communication is required. It give bidirectional communication, You need to have same code in both arduino, no need of separate configuration for receiver or transmitter. It is more advantageous and cost saving than using Xbee, Zegbee Modules. This circuit is consists of Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V 8MHz and nRF24L01+ RF Module, this ma ...

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Low cost continuous pricision liquid level measurement using arduino

The purpose of this turorial is to demonstrate an innovative approach for low cost continuous liquid level monitoring based on MPX5010DP differential pressure sensor. Most of the traditional measuring systems were designed and implemented by complicated hardware circuitry. It made the product expensive, with low functionality and with limited precision. With virtual measurement technology, more of the instr ...

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How to Make Your Own Arduino Clone Board

Want to save money by making your own Arduino clone boards? Or want to make a custom board specifically for your needs, then this project is for you! Make Arduino board from cheap electronic components available at your local store. Just follow these simple step by step instructions. Have fun with this DIY hacking tutorial! Required Materials Hardware An Arduino bootloader ATmega328/168 or any compatible At ...

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How to Make an Arduino Powered Lamp Dimmer

Ever wondered how to bring an Arduino board into your daily life? We often adjust the display brightness of our mobile phones to suit to our need. With this project, you can do that for your bedside lamps or any other lighting at home. We are going to teach you how to make an Arduino lamp dimmer. Using this project, you can control the brightness of your table lamp according to your needs and start building ...

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How to Shrink Your Arduino Projects: Making a Permanent Circuit Board

When you make a project using Arduino, it usually contains a lot of jumper connections on the breadboard and the project will not be a permanent one. If you want to make any other project using that Arduino, you will have to remove all the connections made on it and to rebuild the same project, you need to start over again. Shrinking Arduino projects makes them smaller in size, appealing, and permanent. So ...

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