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How To Do Daily Tasks with Arduino

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In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to perform daily tasks with the Arduino. We’re going to turn an LED on and off at a specific time of the day, everyday. You can then, easily modify the example provided to perform any other task. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects […]

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Control a 12V Lamp via SMS with Arduino

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In this tutorial we’re going to show you how you can control a 12V lamp via SMS using an Arduino UNO, a relay module, and the SIM900 GSM shield. 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 […]

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Guide to 1.8 TFT Display with Arduino

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In this guide we’re going to show you how you can use the 1.8 TFT display with the Arduino.  You’ll learn how to wire the display, write text, draw shapes and display images on the screen. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build […]

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Guide to SIM900 GSM GPRS Shield with Arduino

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This post is a complete guide to the SIM900 GSM GPRS Shield with the Arduino. Learn how to send and receive SMS, make and receive phone calls with 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 […]

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Guide to SD Card Module with Arduino

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In this post we’re going to show you how to use an SD card module with Arduino to read and write files on an SD card. 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 […]

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Arduino Temperature Data Logger with SD Card Module

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This post shows you how to create a temperature Arduino data logger. We’ll use the DHT11 to measure temperature, the real time clock (RTC) module to take time stamps and the SD card module to save the data on the SD card. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets […]

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Arduino EEPROM Explained – Remember Last LED State

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In this post we’re going to explain what is the Arduino EEPROM and what it is useful for. We’re also going to show you how to write and read from the EEPROM and build a project example to put the concepts learned into practice. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home […]

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Decoding and Encoding JSON with Arduino or ESP8266

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In this blog post you’re going to learn how to decode (parse a JSON string) and encode (generate a JSON string) with the ArduinoJson library using the Arduino with the Ethernet shield. This guide also works with the ESP8266 and ESP32 Wi-Fi modules with small changes. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects […]

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Getting Started with MIT App Inventor 2 and Arduino

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In this post I’m going to introduce you to the MIT App Inventor 2 software and I’m going to show you what you need to quickly getting started building Android apps that interact and control your Arduino. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. […]

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Gesture Slider Swiper with Arduino

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This project was written by Emmanuel Odunlade and edited by Rui Santos.   In this post you’re going to learn how to set an Arduino UNO board as a USB HID keyboard and use gestures to swipe slides during a presentation. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the […]

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Build a Night Security Light with Arduino

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In this project you’re going to build a night security light with a relay module, a photoresistor and 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 open-source hardware and […]

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Arduino – Control 2 DC Motors Via Bluetooth (Perfect To Build a Robot)

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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to control 2 DC motors via bluetooth with an Android app created with MIT App Inventor 2. MIT App Inventor is a great platform to get you started with Android development. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation […]

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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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