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Guide for TCS230/TCS3200 Color Sensor with Arduino

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This post shows you how to detect colors with the Arduino using the TCS230/TCS3200 color sensor. The TCS3200 color sensor can detect a wide variety of colors based on their wavelength. This sensor is specially useful for color recognition projects such as color matching, color sorting, test strip reading and much more. Recommended Resources Home Automation using […]

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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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20 Free Guides for Arduino Modules and Sensors

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The Arduino community has created a wide variety of modules and sensors that can enhance your projects. Here’s the ultimate collection of 20 free guides for Arduino Modules and Sensors that can help you get started with them. Let’s start! Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 […]

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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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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. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home […]

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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. 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 […]

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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 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. 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 […]

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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 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. 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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