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How to Run an Arduino for Years on a Battery

How to Run an Arduino for Years on a Battery
If you found this article after doing a search on Google, welcome! On this website you will find plenty of content around DIY home automation using open-source hardware. Enjoy the article! For most of the Arduino tutorials you will find on this website, power is usually not an issue as the Arduino is powered by the USB cable coming from the computer. However, sometimes you want to build systems that are going to be autonomous and powered by a battery. For example, you want to power the wireless motion detector just by using a set of batteries. The first thing we need is to build our own Arduino system with just the minimal set of components. Hardware & Software Requirements You need several components to build you own Arduino system. In a previous project I used a FTDI breakout board to program the Arduino chip directly on the breadboard. To power the Arduino, you will need a battery. You will also need several components around the chip. Hardware Configuration Testing your Arduino system

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Low power ATmega/tiny with watchdog timer At work recently, the pranks have been escalating. I’ve decided that for my next salvo, I’m going to build the most annoying beeping device I can. I’m using an ATtiny45/85 chip, programmed using the Arduino development environment. The clone army grows Electronics : Microprocessors : Power saving techniques for microprocessors Summary In this thread I show various power-saving techniques for the Atmega328P processor. They include sleep modes, use of power-reduction registers, and other techniques. Applying all of them can result in a current draw as low as approximately 100 nano-amps (100 nA), well below the self-discharge rate of most batteries. Proof from the datasheet for the Atmega328P (page 405 of my copy):

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Tutorial: Building cool projects with MCUs (Part 5) I finally received the circuit boards! And, in this fifth and final part of the microcontroller tutorial, we are going to solder the components to the circuit board and program the MCU using the USB port of a computer. Just to refresh our memories, so far we have learned: I recently ordered the PCBs from Seeed Studio. In order to expedite their delivery, I used a more expensive shipping option from UPS. Adventures in Low Power Land Skill Level: Intermediate by Nate | August 09, 2011 | 32 comments I was working on a project called BigTime where low power operation was a necessity. Here's a tutorial to show you some of the tricks I found to get the power consumption down to about 1uA (that's micro, not milli = 0.000001A). I'm pretty sure rubbing your fingers together produces more heat energy than 1 microamp.

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