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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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11 Clever Uses for Your Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized development board and it is the perfect tool for students, artists, hobbyists and hackers. It is a very versatile board with application in several areas. Here are some awesome uses for your Raspberry Pi.

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9 Tools That All Electronics Labs Must Have

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I put together a list of 9 essential tools that I think all electronics lab must have. Either if you are just start building your own lab or want to improve yours, here’s the must have tools.

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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.

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25 Useful Arduino Shields That You Might Need to Get

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Arduino shields are boards that will expand the functionalities of your Arduino. You just need to plug them over the top of the Arduino board. There are countless types of shields to do countless tasks. Here’s a collection of 25 Arduino Shields. 

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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

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