Arduino LiquidCrystal Character Creator

by Rezz on October 13, 2011

Looking for LCD custom character creator? Look no more, now you can create any character with simple click of your mouse. You can create any character pixel by pixel, degree symbol, ohm symbol, arrow even smiley face is possible. Here are some sample I’ve tried..

It very simple to use, all you need to do is visit Bruno Maia page, click the pixel and upload the sketch on your arduino projects. Have fun!

p/s: watch out for this line (LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2);), make sure your lcd pin is correct. Read this link for hint.

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Arduino Servo Basic

by Rezz on October 12, 2011

In arduino projects, you might add servo to your projects. This short tutorial, show you the basic how arduino and servo works together.

Parts List;
1) 1x Arduino
2) 1x Servo Motor
3) Jumper wire

Instruction;
1) Connect all jumper wire as shown in diagram.

2) Connect the signal wire from servo to digital pin 9.

Upload this code to your arduino [click to continue…]

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Arduino Digital Switch

by Rezz on October 12, 2011

This is basic for your arduino projects, input switch read from digital input. When ever switch pressed, LED will turn on.

Parts List;
1) 1x Arduino
2) 1x 5mm red LED
3) 1x 10kΩ resistor
4) 1x Switch
5) Jumper wire

Instruction;
1) Connect cathode lead of LED (shorter lead) to ground pin and anode lead of LED (longer lead) to pin 13.

2) Add switch to breadboard, connect one of the switch lead to 5V pin.

3) Add 10kΩ resistor as in diagram and connect another switch lead to digital pin 2.

4) Connect GND to 10kΩ resistor.

Upload this code to your arduino [click to continue…]

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Shrinkify Your Arduino Projects

by Rezz on October 11, 2011

This is great, finally you can make your arduino projects smaller and lighter. How shrink? This will shrink your arduino to single chip! This can be done with 8-pin ATtiny chip, the sketch uploaded to ATtiny with your normal arduino through “Arduino as ISP”. You’ll love it, watch the video..

Full instructions here: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/10/how-to-shrinkify-your-arduino-projects.html

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Arduino RPM Counter / Tachometer

October 9, 2011

Arduino projects, make arduino rpm counter with arduino. Parts List; 1) 1x 16×2 parallel LCD display (compatible with Hitachi HD44780 driver) 2) 1x Arduino 3) 1x 10kΩ potentiometer 4) 1x 10kΩ resistor 5) 1x IR LED 6) 1x IR Phototransistor 7) Jumper wire Instruction; 1) Connect all jumper wire as shown in diagram. 2) Connect […]

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Arduino Stopwatch

October 7, 2011

Arduino projects, running stopwatch on arduino. Parts List; 1) 1x 16×2 parallel LCD display (compatible with Hitachi HD44780 driver) 2) 1x Arduino 3) 1x 10kΩ potentiometer 4) 1x 10kΩ resistor 5) 1x switch 6) Jumper wire Instruction; 1) Connect all jumper wire as shown in diagram. 2) Connect digital input from switch to digital pin […]

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Arduino Temperature Sensor

October 6, 2011

This arduino projects show how to read Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature with LM35 temperature sensor. Parts List; 1) 1x 16×2 parallel LCD display (compatible with Hitachi HD44780 driver) 2) 1x Arduino 3) 1x 10kΩ potentiometer 4) 1x LM35 temperature sensor 5) Jumper wire Instruction; 1) Connect all jumper wire as shown in diagram. 2) Connect […]

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Arduino Voltmeter

October 5, 2011

This arduino projects show how to make voltmeter with your arduino. It use voltage divider concept to estimate the voltage input. Parts List; 1) 1x 16×2 parallel LCD display (compatible with Hitachi HD44780 driver) 2) 1x Arduino 3) 1x 10kΩ potentiometer 4) 5x 10kΩ resistor 5) 2x 2.2kΩ resistor 6) Jumper wire Instruction; 1) Connect […]

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Connecting Arduino LCD Display

October 5, 2011

LCD display is great way to display output from your arduino when it not connected to your computer. The common display used in arduino projects is 16×2 parallel LCD display which compatible with the Hitachi HD44780 driver. It can easily recognize with it 16 pin interface. This sketch will print out text message “hello, world” […]

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Arduino Police Strobe Light

October 4, 2011

Arduino Police Strobe Light effect, another simple variation of blink code. Parts List; 1) 2x 5mm red LED 2) 2x 5mm blue LED 3) 1x Arduino 4) 4x 330Ω resistor 5) 1x 10kΩ potentiometer 6) Jumper wire Instruction; 1) Connect all LED as diagram below, make sure cathode lead of LED at ground wire. 2) […]

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