Arduino Beginner’s Course Lesson 5– Installing and Using Libraries

You can download our e-book ‘Learn Arduino’ from this link Libraries are an essential part in the Arduino world. They are what makes Arduino so easy to use. Libraries are written to encapsulate complex functions and expose them as simple function calls to the user. For example to switch a pixel on and off in an LED monitor. This is relatively very complex but, fortunately some folks at Adafruit created a li ...

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Arduino Geiger–Müller counter with LCD display

In the previous posts I've described a simple Geiger–Müller counter and various experiments with this device. Today I would like to present Arduino project to communicate with a Geiger-Muller counter, gather data and present it to the user. The device is based on Arduino Uno, Nokia 5110 LCD and homemade shield. Currently it's possible to show two layouts: bar graph of the pulses in one minute interval and h ...

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Store Your Sensitive Data Safely When Sharing a Sketch

If there is sensitive data that you want to keep private when sharing a sketch, add a secret tab and store your private info there! Story Often in your sketch, there is some sensitive data that you’d like to keep private, which could accidentally become public when published on GitHub or when you share your sketch with someone else via URL. This sensitive information may include Wi-Fi network names and pass ...

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Arduino Uno Menu Template

While working on a new Instructable (coming soon) I had decided to use an Arduino Uno with an LCD/button shield I purchased off of AliExpress. It's a knockoff of the DFRobot Shield. I knew that I needed a menu for my project but was becoming so disillusioned with the terrible menu template programs available for the Arduino Uno. Many of which were not designed to work with this shield. I decided to make my ...

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AnduinoWiFi Getting Started

Consider this the "Blinky LED" of the anduinoWiFi shield! Motivation Implementing an IoT prototype utilizing an Arduino that doesn't natively support WiFi can be cumbersome. Sure there are some pretty good options for native support. The MKR1000 natively supports WiFi, but this ease comes at a price. The SAMD21 is essentially half as powerful as the SAM3X8E on the Due. Why not have the best of both worlds? ...

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AmazonDRS NFC Replenisher

"You just say what the thing does and then you add '-er'." Replenisher keeps your fridge, office...stocked! Just scan! "I'm going on break!" Story TL;DR; This project utilizes the AmazonDRS Arduino library to initiate frictionless purchases on Amazon by scanning NFC tags. Looking for some help getting started with AmazonDRS Dash Replenishment for Arduino and still need to get your Amazon accounts setup, aut ...

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Space Race Game using Arduino and Nokia 5110 Graphical Display

Programming has always been fun and it just got a lot better with development platforms like Arduino. Almost every programmer out here would have tried to develop some kind of game using the language that they learning/practising. This helps them to tune their programming skills in a fun yet productive way. I have been a big fan of Arduino ever since I got introduced to it and always wanted to try something ...

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Publish Any Event to Wia Using Your MKR1000

How to setup an MKR1000 and publish an event or location to Wia. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Software apps and online services Wia Hand tools and fabrication machines Wia Platform Story Setup Your Environment Install the Arduino IDE (Integrated development environment). This is where You can download it for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux here. Detailed instructions can b ...

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Controlling Patient’s Fever with Artik & Arduino

This project consists of 2 devices. the first one is wearable and monitors temperature, second one will control the temperature. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 2 SparkFun Logic Level Converter - Bi-Directional × 1 Li-Ion Battery 1000mAh × 1 RGB Diffused Common Cathode × 1 DHT11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor (4 pins) × 1 Relay Module × 1 Resistor 1k ohm × 2 Software app ...

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Smart Phone Controlled Digital Code Lock using Arduino

There are many types of security systems used all over the world and Digital Code Lock is one of them. We have already covered many digital locks with simple 16x2 LCD using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 8051 etc. Here we are going to build a Smart Phone Controlled Digital Lock using TFT LCD and Arduino Mega. This lock can be controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth, using your Android phone, within the range of normal ...

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Arduino Based Vehicle Accident Alert System using GPS, GSM and Accelerometer

In our previous tutorials, we have learned about How to interface GPS module with Computer, how to build a Arduino GPS Clock and how to Track vehicle using GSM and GPS.  Here in this project, we are going to build a Arduino based vehicle accident alert system using GPS, GSM and accelerometer. Accelerometer detects the sudden change in the axes of vehicle and GSM module sends the alert message on your Mobile ...

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BOM/Component manager for KiCad

IMO, KiCad is one of the best EDA tools out there, with just one major problem: Bill of Materials management is rough. If you make more than 1 board a year, you probably know how frustrating it can be to get everything together for an order. There are multiple ways to export a BOM (each with their own ups and downs), and the process of selecting and entering components is excruciatingly manual. You can of c ...

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