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Using the TCS230/TCS3200 Color Sensor with an Arduino

TCS3200 Color Sensor Module
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In this article I will endeavour to show how to detect colours with an Arduino connected to the TCS230/TCS3200 colour sensor.

The TCS3200 colour sensor can detect a wide variety of colours based on their wavelength. This sensor is specially useful for colour recognition projects such as colour matching, colour sorting, test strip reading and much more.

Using a 0.96 inch OLED Display with Arduino Microcontroller

0.96" OLED Display
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In this article I will show how to use the small 0.96 inch OLED display with an Arduino Microcontoller board to build a very basic Weather Station.

Using the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino

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The working principle of an ultrasonic sensor is simple and use high-frequency sound waves that are evaluated when the sensor received back the waves. To determine the distance between the robot and object, the sensor measure the elapsed time between sending and receiving the waves.

Using a Membrane Keypad with an Arduino

Membrane Keypad
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With this tutorial, you will be learn to access any keypad, and have it interact with a microcontroller. You can salvage these keypads from old telephones or you can purchase them from most electronics store for less than $2. They come in wide variety of shapes and sizes. The most commons sizes are 3×4 and 4×4, and you can get keypads with with words, letters and numbers written on the keys.

ESP8266 Web Server using Arduino IDE

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In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with an ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module that can toggle two LEDs.

How to Install the ESP8266 Board into the Arduino IDE

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There are a variety of development environments that can be used to program the ESP8266. The ESP8266 community created an add-on for the Arduino IDE that allows you to program the ESP8266 using the Arduino IDE and its programming language.

Using RF 433MHz Transmitter/Receiver Module With Arduino

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This Article aims to be a comprehensive guide to the popular RF 433MHz Transmitter/Receiver modules. Information on how they work, some features, and an Arduino project example that you can take and apply to other projects.

EVShield: Arduino Shield for EV3 & NXT Motors & Sensors

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OpenElectronsOpenElectrons.com have a new Arduino Shield being readied for release in the near future. You can use it to make Robots with ‘Arduino Brains‘, using either LEGO Mindstorms EV3 or NXT Motors, Sensors, and other Arduino compatible parts. If you wish, you can also attach a selection of available Arduino Shields on top of the EVShield.

NXShield: Arduino Powered LEGO Holonomic Platform

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I have just developed a LEGO Mindstorms Holonomic Platform Robot powered by an OpenElectrons NXShield for the Arduino Mega.

I have just had 4 day up at Burnie on Tasmania’s North-west coast at the “Brixhibition Burnie” with my Robots. Among the robots I took was a OpenElectrons NXShield Powered Holonomic Platform which survived the abuse from the general public who where controlling it for some 18hrs, without it missing a beat.

Connecting an Arduino to a Raspberry PI using I2C

Raspberry Pi connected to Arduino via I2C
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I’m intending to use several Arduino Boards as a cheap means of controlling a number of RFID Readers which will be used to detect the position of Locomotive Engines on my LEGO Train Layout. That said I need a way of connecting these Arduinos to the Raspberry Pi which is the Master Controller for the layout.
The easiest way of Connecting an Arduino to a Raspberry PI is using USB, however the PI’s USB ports are need for WiFi Keyboard, Mouse, etc. So in many cases USB is out, especially if you are using a Raspberry Pi Model ‘A’.

Arduino Powered Real-Life LEGO Rock Band

Real-Life LEGO Rock Band
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Performing 1983 single, “Everything Counts,” Giuseppe Acito and his Toa Mata band reconstruct Depeche Mode brick-by-brick.

Mindstorms & Arduino, with the OpenElectrons’ NXShield

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OpenElectrons (Mindsensors) have released the NXShield which attaches directly to an Arduino. The NXShield allows you to connect NXT motors, NXT Sensors and RC Servo motors, along with I2C devices. Some NXShield versions have headers to connect other Arduino shields on top of the NXShield.



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