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Build Robot Car Chassis Kit – Arduino

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In this post you’re going to learn how to build a robot car chassis kit that is commonly used with the Arduino board. You can either watch the video tutorial or follow the written instructions. Throughout this post, we’ll be assembling a Smart Robot Car Chassis Kit that can be found on eBay. Recommended Resources Home Automation using […]

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Arduino Ethernet Web Server with Relay

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This post shows how to build an Arduino Ethernet web server that controls a relay that is attached to a lamp. You can access your web server with any device that has a browser and it’s connected to the same network. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the […]

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Guide for Relay Module with Arduino

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This post shows how to use a relay module with your Arduino. It starts by demonstrating how to connect the relay to mains voltage and to the arduino. Then, you’ll have an example on how to control a lamp with a relay module and a PIR motion sensor. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT […]

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Guide for the Tilt Sensor (inclinometer) with Arduino

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This post shows how to use the tilt sensor module with the Arduino. The tilt sensor is many times referred to as inclinometer, tilt switch or rolling ball sensor. Using a tilt sensor is a simple way to detect orientation or inclination. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets […]

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Guide for Microphone Sound Sensor with Arduino

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This post shows how to use the microphone sound sensor with the Arduino board. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using open-source hardware and software from scratch. Arduino Step-by-Step Projects […]

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Guide for Real Time Clock (RTC) Module with Arduino (DS1307 and DS3231)

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This post is about how to use the DS1307 Real Time Clock (RTC) module with the Arduino. You can also follow this guide for other similar modules like the DS3231 RTC. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn […]

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Guide for WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Strip with Arduino

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This post is about the WS2812B LED strip, which is an addressable RGB LED strip. The information in this post also works with other similar LED strips, such as strips of the WS28XX family, Neopixel strip and others. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a […]

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Guide for 8×8 Dot Matrix MAX7219 with Arduino + Pong Game

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The dot matrix that we’re going to use in this guide is a 8×8 matrix which means that it has 8 columns and 8 rows, so it contains a total of 64 LEDs. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System […]

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Guide for MQ-2 Gas/Smoke Sensor with Arduino

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This guide shows how to build a smoke detector that beeps when it detects flammable gas or smoke. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using open-source hardware and software from scratch. […]

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Security Access using MFRC522 RFID Reader with Arduino

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This blog post shows a simple example on how to use the MFRC522 RFID reader. I’ll do a quick overview of the specifications and demonstrate a project example using an Arduino. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn […]

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Monitor Your Door Using Magnetic Reed Switch and Arduino

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This tutorial demonstrates how to use a magnetic reed switch. I’ll do a quick overview on how it works and show a project example using an Arduino. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Always Use the Arduino Delay Function

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The very first time you used an Arduino board, you probably did something like this: Connected an LED to your Arduino Uploaded the default blink sketch that would turn on and off your LED every second Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » […]

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Arduino Serial Plotter – New Tool

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The latest release of the Arduino IDE 1.6.6 comes with a new tool called Serial Plotter. This tools gives you the ability to visualize your data in a plot that is updated in real time. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn […]

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Sending Data From an Arduino to the ESP8266 via Serial

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In this tutorial you’re going to learn how to send data from an Arduino to the ESP8266 via serial communication. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using open-source hardware and software […]

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