Category: Arduino Lessons

Arduino Lesson 17: Using a PIR

Overview Parts How PIR Work ? The Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Overview PIR sensors allow you to sense motion, almost always used to detect whether a human has moved in or out of the sensors range. They are small, inexpensive, low-power,

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Arduino Lesson 4: Drive 7-Segment Display

Overview Parts What 7-Segment is ? The Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to control a 7-Segment display with an Arduino. Parts To build the projects described in this lesson, you will need the following

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Arduino Lesson 16: Email sending Movement Detector

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Installing Python and PySerial Python Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson you will learn how to use a PIR movement detector with an Arduino and to have the Arduino communicate with

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Arduino Lesson 15: Stepper Motor

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Stepper Motors Other Things to Do Overview Stepper motors fall somewhere in between a regular DC motor and a servo motor. They have the advantage that they can be positioned accurately, moved forward or

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Arduino Lesson 14: DC Motor with L293

Overview Parts An Experiment Breadboard Layout Arduino Code L293D Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to control both the direction and speed of a small DC motor using an Arduino and the L293D motor

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Arduino Lesson 13: Servo motor

Overview Parts The Breadboard Layout for ‘Sweep’ If the Servo Misbehaves Arduino Code for ‘Sweep’ The Breadboard Layout for ‘Knob’ Arduino Code for ‘Knob’ Servo Motors Inside a Servo Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn

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Arduino Lesson 12: DC Motor

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Transistors Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to control a small DC motor using an Arduino and a transistor. You will use an Arduino analog output (PWM) to

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Arduino Lesson 11: LCD Display Part II

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will build on what we have learnt in lesson 11 and use a LCD display to show the temperature and light intensity. Light intensity is

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Arduino Lesson 10: LCD Display Part I

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Soldering Pins to the Display Arduino Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to wire up and use an alphanumeric LCD display. The display has an LED backlight and can

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Arduino Lesson 9: Making Sounds

Overview Parts Playing a Scale Sound Pseudo-Theremin Arduino Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to make sounds with your Arduino. First you will make the Arduino play a ‘musical’ scale and then combine

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Arduino Lesson 8: Sensing Light

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Photocells Arduino Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to measure light intensity using an Analog Input. You will build on lesson 8 and use the level of light to

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Arduino Lesson 7: Analog Inputs

Overview Parts An Experiment Variable Resistors (Pots) Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will start by using the Serial Monitor to display analog readings, and then extend the project using eight LEDs from

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Arduino Lesson 6: Digital Inputs

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout Arduino Code Push Switches Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn to use push buttons with digital inputs to turn an LED on and off. Pressing the button nearer the top of

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Arduino Lesson 5: Serial Monitor

Overview The Serial Monitor Arduino Code Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will build on lesson 4, adding the facility to control the LEDs from your computer using the Arduino Serial Monitor. The serial monitor is the

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Arduino Lesson 3: LEDs & Shift Register

Overview Parts Breadboard Layout The 74HC595 Shift Register Arduino Code Brightness Control Other Things to Do Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to use eight large red LEDs with an Arduino without needing to give up 8 output

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