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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.

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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.

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9 Arduino Compatible Temperature Sensors for Your Electronics Projects

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Reading the temperature with the Arduino is a very useful task. It is commonly used in a weather station project or in a home thermostat, for example. There are several ways of measuring the temperature.

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Guide for BMP180 Barometric Sensor with Arduino

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This post is about how to use the BMP180 barometric sensor with the Arduino. It is also applicable for other similar barometric sensors.

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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.

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Guide for 0.96 inch OLED Display with Arduino

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This post shows how to use the small 0.96 inch OLED display with the Arduino board.

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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.

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Guide for DS18B20 Temperature Sensor with Arduino

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In this guide I’ll show you how to read the temperature with the DS18B20 temperature sensor with the Arduino board. The DS18B20 Temperature Sensor The DS18B20 temperature sensor is a 1-wire digital temperature sensor. This means that you can read the temperature with a very simple circuit setup. It communicates on common bus, which means that you […]

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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. The MAX7219 chip makes it easier to control the dot matrix, by just using 3 digital pins of the Arduino board. I think the […]

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7 Arduino Compatible Displays for Your Electronic Projects

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The Arduino board has a wide variety of compatible displays that you can use in your electronic projects. In most projects, it’s very useful to give the user some sort of feedback from the Arduino. Whether it’s a sensor reading, an ok message or to create an interface to interact with your Arduino board. There are several types of displays compatible […]

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Electronics Basics – How a Transistor Works

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Transistors are semiconductor devices with three terminals that can act as amplifier controls or electrically controlled switches.

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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.

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19 Awesome Robots You Can Build With an Arduino

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With an Arduino it is possible to do almost every imaginable project. This time I put together a list of 19 different robots built with an Arduino. Some of them are really straightforward, others are a bit advanced. So, let’s start:

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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.

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