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How to Start Making Your Own Electronics with Arduino and Other People's Code

How to Start Making Your Own Electronics with Arduino and Other People's Code
"DC Barrel Jack Adaptor (95¢): This adaptor connects the power supply into the breadboard directly" —- No it doesn't. The DC barrel jack adapter is not compatible with the breadboard. The comments on sparkfun's page confirm this. Unfortunately I didn't read those comments until after I bought it, trusting this article's information. So now I have to solder some wires to the adapter so I can plug it into the breadboard to avoid buying more parts. But this will make the DC jack less secure... This entire project is super easy if you do it the way Rajarshi explains.

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You searched for arduino In the third part of this new series, Darren Yates shows you how to connect LEDs to your Arduino projects. In the second part of this new series, Darren Yates shows you a quick way to add environmental sensing to your projects. In this new series, Darren Yates takes you through basic Arduino concepts, starting with communicating with an ultrasonic sensor. Darren Yates answers a reader request and designs a big-screen timekeeper using an Arduino microcontroller. Long-time readers will know I’m not one to promote trendy marketing phrases and certainly ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘IoT’ is right up there with the best (worst) of them. But the concept behind the phrase is worth understanding as it drives the next generation of connected devices.

Build Your Own Electronically Powered Self-Watering Plant System For those that want an off-the-shelf option I bought one of these and I love it for the most part: The reservoir is 6.6 gal so it is huge which is a good and bad thing. Also it is gravity based so somehow you have to manage to lift the 6.6 gal box above all your plants. I ended up using a wood TV tray on top of my plant table and it worked great. How to Choose the Right Platform: Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black This article was originally posted at Michael Leonard’s blog and has been re-posted here. There are already many articles out there comparing Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black; this is not one of those articles. I believe it is clear that Arduino is in a different league than the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black, and serves an entirely different purpose. What I was looking for and couldn’t find was a comprehensive article that would summarize all of the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone Black, and what each platform is best suited for. When I couldn’t find that article, I decided to write it myself.

DIY Sound Localization Sensor with Arduino We have covered loads of motion detection projects, but what about sound? A sound localization sensor helps you to identify the location or origin of a detected sound and find out its direction and distance. Our ears do it for us, but building an artificial signal processor takes some work. The military has expensive equipment for this, but if you’d like to do it yourself at a low cost, this is for you. The DIY sound localization sensor uses an operational amplifier circuit alongside an Arduino and servo. The circuit amplifies the signal from three microphones, compares their amplitudes, and determines the origin location of the sounds.

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