Guidelines for reading an optocoupler datasheet

Optocouplers, also known as opto-isolators, are components that transfer electrical signals between two isolated circuits by using infrared light. As an isolator, an optocoupler can prevent high voltages from affecting the side of the circuit receiving the signal. Transferring signals over a light barrier by using an infrared light-emitting diode and a light-sensitive product, such as a phototransistor, is ...

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Analog Read Voltage using Arduino

This example shows you how to read an analog input on Pin 0, convert the values from analogRead() into voltage, and print it out to the serial monitor.  Circuit: image developed using Fritzing. For more circuit examples, see the Fritzing project page Connect the three wires from the potentiometer to your Arduino board. The first goes to ground from one of the outer pins of the potentiometer. The second goes ...

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Arduino RFID Card Reading

Finally! It’s been about 3 months since my last arduino tutorial – I’ve been keeping busy as usual. I’ve been working on this one for some time. I got the parts months ago, made an outline a few weeks ago, prototyped the circuits and wrote the code last week, and did the filming over the last few days. [box type="note" color=" #202020 " bg="#ffbb00 " font="verdana" fontsize="14" radius="20 " border="#000" f ...

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Huge List of tutorials & Components based resources & info

 glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A ACCELEROMETER: tutorial on using the Memsic 2125 accelerometer with Arduino/Freeduino ACCELEROMETER: another post on using the Memsic 2125 Rad*o Sha*k variant accelerometer with Arduino/Freeduino ACCELEROMETER: article on using the LIS3LV02DQ 3-axis accelerometer with Arduino/Freeduino ACCELEROMETER: an excellent article on using the ADXL330 wi ...

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