How to Build an Infrared Distance Sensor Circuit

An infrared (IR) distance sensor is a sensor that can measure distance from a solid or physical object. An infrared distance sensor does this through light waves. It sends out infrared light and waits to receive it back at the receiver end. If it receives back the infrared light, this means that the light waves have bounced off of a physical object and has returned back to the sensor. If it does not receive ...

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How to Build an HC-SR04 Distance Sensor Circuit

An ultrasonic distance sensor is a sensor that can measure distance from a solid or physical object. An ultrasonic range finder does this through sound waves. It sends out high-frequency sound waves and then waits to listen back for these sound waves. If it has heard back these sound waves, then this means the sound waves have bounced off of a physical object and has come back to the sensor, which means a p ...

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MQ-7 Carbon Monoxide Sensor Circuit Built with an Arduino

In this project, we will go over how to build a carbon monoxide sensor circuit with an arduino. The carbon monoxide sensor we will use is the MQ-7 sensor. This is a sensor that is sensitive to effects of CO. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a very dangerous gas which is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, so it cannot be smelt, seen, or tasted. A person really would have no idea that they are breathing in CO besides ...

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MQ-3 Alcohol Sensor Circuit Built with an Arduino

In this project, we will go over how to build an alcohol sensor with an arduino. The alcohol sensor we will use is the MQ-3 sensor. This is a sensor that is not only sensitive to alcohol, particularly ethanol, which is the type of alcohol which is found in wine, beer, and liquor. This type of sensor circuit can be used as a breathalyzer to check a person's blood alcohol level. Just as we exhale carbon dioxi ...

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MQ-2 Smoke Sensor Circuit Built with an Arduino

In this project, we will go over how to build a smoke sensor circuit with an arduino board. The smoke sensor we will use is the MQ-2. This is a sensor that is not only sensitive to smoke, but also to flammable gas. The MQ-2 smoke sensor reports smoke by the voltage level that it outputs. The more smoke there is, the greater the voltage that it outputs. Conversely, the less smoke that it is exposed to, the l ...

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How to Build a Soil Moisture Sensor Circuit with an Arduino

In this project, we are going to build a soil moisture sensor with an Arduino microcontroller. A soil moisture sensor, also called a hygrometer, measures the amount of moisture, or water, in the soil. Therefore, we can tell whether the soil has enough moisture or not. So it is a good diagnostic tool for caring for plants of all types. If the soil is extremely dry, then you will know the plant should be wate ...

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How to Build a Color Sensor Circuit

In this project, we are going to build a color sensor circuit with an Arduino microcontroller. A color sensor is a device that can detect and differentiate between certain primary colors. This sensor can detect and differentiate between the colors white, blue, green, and red. <p ">A color sensor is actually a very useful device. Now in the age where autonomous vehicles are being developed that can run ...

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