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Will my 12V power supply ever burn these IR leds blinking at 38kHz even without a resistor?

I'm new to electronics, my background is mostly on the software development side... so go easy on me, as this might be a really stupid question. I just want to be sure what is safe to assume and what ...
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Control voltage using transistor

I know nothing about transistors except they can be used as simple amplifiers. I do not know which one to use for my project. A port from arduino would give me volts ranging 0V-5V. I have an external ...
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Arduino Hardware timer and interrupts issue [migrated]

I recently started programming with Arduino and and currently I'm making a project to read RPM and Speed of my car using Arduino Uno. So far I got everything working but the speed value does not show ...
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flipping the UART rx/tx pins on an arduino

I managed to flip the rx/tx lines on a project I'm working on. My GPS RX is going to my ATMega's RX, which is clearly wrong. Since the pin map lists the rx2 and tx2 lines as pins D16 and D17, I'm ...
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Heat output element

I'm building a little quiz game in Arduino and I already have it displaying a multiple choice question and people can answer by pressing pushbuttons. But anyways now I wanted to know if it's possible ...
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How to power a 1.5V motor with a 3V source?

I just started getting into electronics so I'm still a major noob. Any help would be much appreciated! I have an Arduino UNO and have made a few basic circuits with LEDs and a small speaker using ...
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ATmega 1284P lockup or stuck in reset after lightening storm, then fully recovers. How to prevent it?

I have a custom Arduino based data collection system which has been running happily, reporting data over a cellular connection on solar power for a few months. After a lightening storm it stopped ...
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Building a wifi controlled switch [on hold]

What I want to achive :: I basically want to control all the lights and fans in my dorm room using my smartphone My plan :: Send wifi signals using my smartphone . Using a receiver and processor to ...
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Arduino Shield Pin Conflict [migrated]

I have a Freetronics Etherten and am trying to use the NFC Shield - both the board and shield are trying to use Pins D10,D11,D12,D13 So my question - Is there an elegant way to have these two work ...
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RGB LED strip, powered by an ATX PSU and controlled by PWM, makes my speakers buzz with Arduino connected by USB

I've not much idea about electronics, but I managed to do some little projects in the past. Now I'd like to place some RGB LEDs in my desktop PC windowed case. For that, I bought a 5050 SMD strip with ...
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If condition strange behaviour

I brought an ATmega328P (SMD) and burned a Duemilanove Bootloader. Everything seemed to be working fine until I tested out conditional statements. Average set of analog val are: 84 , 143 , 255 Here ...
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Arduino: e-paper / e-ink displays? [on hold]

Experts, As I understand it it's commonplace to be able to get, for an Arduino, a small screen display, say TFT, indeed, with touchscreen incorporated. (Example http://www.adafruit.com/products/1651 ...
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Small low-power device-to-device proximity detector

I would like to find or create a small low-power proximity detector to tell a device when another device is near. This would be coupled to a small microcontroller like the AT-tiny 45. It doesn't ...
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ACS712 to Arduino Due ADC input

I want to read the armature current of the brushed DC motor. I am using the current sensor ACS712 20A. How can I feed the output of sensor to Arduino Due analog input pin (A0) to read its digital ...
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How to amplify the signal of a TCRT5000 phototransistor

I'm trying to read the IR signal from my Itron C1S Power meter. It has an emitter that lights up for 10 ms every Wh of consumption. This question is based on my prior question: Use a photoresistor ...
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1000:5 current transformer: how to calculate burden resistor? [duplicate]

I want to calculate burden resistor for a 1000:5 current transformer. I want to output 5V variation. How do I calculate this burden resistor? I using burden resister 220orm .this is out put .input ...
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ATTiny85 Interrupt id vs pin when programming with Arduino [migrated]

I am using an Arduino Uno with the Arduino as ISP sketch to program an ATtiny85. I followed this tutorial to set up to program the ATtiny, and successfully got it to run Blink and an interrupt-free ...
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Self-made Arduino pushbutton bank not working

So I'm trying to make a 5 key keypad like circuit, but with increased tactile feel, so I forwent actual store bought pushbuttons. I rigged up keys with some aluminum foil and pieces of plastic and ...
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Uploading bootloader on ATmega328P SMT package using Arduino Uno [migrated]

I have been trying to upload bootloader on ATmega328P SMT package on a custom PCB using Arduino Uno as ISP, I was quite successful. I have Googled a lot and have tried numerous ways, sometimes I was ...
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Arduino Digitalwrite for while loop set [migrated]

My question is simple. Does Arduino set the digitalwrite() the moment it is called or at the end of the while loop. E.G. `int ledPin = 13; void setup() { pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); } void loop() ...
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Is it possible to power an Arduino Uno with a Raspberry Pi?

I have an Arduino Uno and a Raspberry Pi that I'm using to control some LEDs in a computer case. Power is coming from a Molex connector from the computer's PSU. I want to place the Arduino and the Pi ...
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Help reverse engineering a CRC-8 [closed]

I have an arduino based home temperature monitoring system using Ambient Weather F007th wireless Thermo-Hygrometers as sensors. I am trying to work out the CRC and add some code to my project to ...
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Can I run matlab on a microcontroller?? and if yes which one?

I am working on a complicated robotics project which involves MATLAB image processing algorithm and LEGO MINDSTORMS interface as well as an Arduino. The system works dependently in a sequence ...
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Why is there a voltage spike when Arduino resets?

An Arduino is powered by a AC/DC converter and reads voltage from a sensor. Why does the voltage reading spikes up really high whenever Arduino is reset? In this scenario, Arduino is used as a ...
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How to detect whether a bathroom stall is closed?

I've got a bathroom stall with a sliding bolt and would like to detect when the door is closed and locked. I'll receive the state of the door with an Arduino Uno Not sure what's the best way to go ...
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Arduino 433MHz transmission fails if falling edge is less than 122ms

I am trying to control a LED using a high-power 433MHz transmitter receiver pair, with transmitter connected to my Arduino Nano. Here is the transmitter (XLPCF20): ...
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Control a lot of IR sensors with Arduino / Build a game board tile

Is it possible to control a lot (let's assume 100) of TCRT5000 IR distance sensors with one Arduino? So just use one or a few pins but not 100? I am relativly new to the Arduino/electronics area and ...
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How can I flash an AVR using an Arduino without using Arduino IDE?

I want to program an ATTiny microcontroller using an Arduino Uno board via AVRdude. According to the Arduino Uno schematic, there is a direct line from the USB controller to the ICSP1 header: I ...
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Can a proximity sensor read through fabric?

I am trying to build an arduino project with the following requirements: Proximity sensors detect human presence and its distance The sensors are hidden behind fabric Range has to be 1-3 meters or ...
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Interfacing incompletely documented logic signal where resistor affects output voltage level

So I've got this marginally documented 12V logic signal from something I have to regard as a black box that I'd like to interface to a pi or arduino (i.e. c 3V). I have 3 lines - 0V, +12V and signal ...
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A simple device to remotely alert someone [closed]

We are developing a solution that can remotely alert someone around a relatively small area (around 300 meters). Each user will carry a sort of pager. The server will send an alert to the device. The ...
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Long range Arduino communication

The project must be able to detect the amount of water in tanks and transmit the information to a farm house it must be wireless and unfortunately there is no cell phone reception in the places that ...
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Arduino Custom Function Problem [migrated]

I am experiencing problems when I put parts of my code into custom functions and then have Arduino Mega 2560 run it. The code works fine when I put it all in the void loop() function, but when I ...
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LED burned on Arduino

I connected a green LED to pin 13 and digital GND on Arduino Uno R3. pinMode was set to ...
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How do you power 6 servos

I have 6 MG996 series servomotors. A single motor can be controlled by an Arduino board using a 5V power supply. Some specifications Running Current 500mA - 900mA @ 6V Stall Current 2.5A @ 6V ...
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What are the contact pads near the ATmega32 chip on the Arduino Yun?

What are/What use have these pads near the ATmega chip? I thought they are used for testing or something else, they seems to expose the ATmega traces directly. Maybe they can be useful to connect ...
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How many AVR's on an Arduino Leonardo?

What is going on here? According to the circuit diagram there are two microcontrollers (U1 and U2, with slightly different partnumbers) on the Arduino Leonardo, but when I take a look at the PCB I can ...
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Control relay from Bluetooth on ATtiny85

I know someone else has made a Bluetooth transmitter to a relay so i wanted to ask a few questions about it being possible? I am an almost newbie at electronics but i do know a few things, so first of ...
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Switch between two digital signals with no microcontroller

I'd like to use an Arduino to send wirelessy (RF 433MHz, probably) two different digital signals to pilot two different relays (later they will be much more). I know probably this is something very ...
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Why can't I read the 328p from an Arduino board using USBasp?

I have been using a USBasp board and avrdude to successfully program Attiny13 chips. I thought I'd have a look at the chip from my Arduino (ATMega328p), but avrdude can't seem to read the chip. ...
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Specs of HK-TR6A remote controller receiver

I'm trying to use a 2.4 GHz digital 6 channel remote controller to send signals to an Arduino UNO R3 board. The receiver is the HK-TR6A-V2. I can't find any information on what each pin input/output ...
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Why does my Arduino DUE not recognize my external interrupt?

I'm simply trying to get my Arduino DUE to toggle a pin based on an external clock. I have a 14.31818 MHz Oscillator that is ...
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125kHz RFID output interpretation

I'm using the RDM6300 125kHz reader module in combination with Arduino Uno to read my tags. The tags themselves have their ID as a label. When I then try to read the cards, I receive another ID as ...
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Calculationg base-resistor between microcontroller and transistor

I'm curious, when connecting my 2N2222 transistor's base to a PWM output pin on my Arduino, I know the Arduino can deliver a maximum of 40mA current. The 2N2222 only requires around 5 to 10 mA on it's ...
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TIVA C series launchpads for arduino programmers

I have bought a Tiva C series Launchpad TM4C1294NCPDT by TI and wish to do a project on face recognition. I will soon get a DSP EVM by TI, but still confused which one to choose (MAY be the one with ...
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Use Arduino to Plot the balance of my airplane propeller using optical sensor and reflective tape

I would like to use an arduino to determine how out of balance my airplane propeller is. I've seen a production device that uses an optical sensor and reflective tape to plot this. Can this be done ...
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using ICL8038 waveform generator IC with arduino uno

How do I use the ICL8038 waveform generator IC with arduino uno ? I have been trying to find apt resources but I find either the IC being used without the arduino uno or resources explaining how to ...
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Powering circuit and Arduino with single power source

I am trying to power an Arduino Uno as well as my circuit using Li-Ion batteries. They are 2 18650 Lithium Ion batteries (rated at 3.4 V each = 7.4 V total). I have this battery plugged into the Vin ...
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Two arduino unit communication

OK plain and simple I'm not sure to use IR or RF. This is short distance up to maybe 10 ft. I have an Arduino Uno that I have all set up here. I press a button and it carries out its code. This is ...
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Issues programming Arduino Uno with Sparkfun's MAX2323 breakout board [migrated]

I'm having an issue programming the Arduino Uno with Sparkfun's MAX2323 breakout board attached. Sometimes the Arduino IDE won't see the Uno plugged in. I'm thinking of connecting a switch to the ...