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Interpreting rating label of DC power supply - supposed to be a constant voltage source or a constant current source?

Link to product store page Hi all, bit of a beginner question here. According to the output section of the label, this is a 12V, 1000mA power supply. This is confusing me a bit. Is this device meant ...
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Opto switch for detecting translucent polypropylene

I am building a liquid handler (a CNC machine that pipettes small quantities of liquids). The machine switches polypropylene "tips" between pipetting different fluids. Positional accuracy within 0.5mm ...
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SPI problem with STM32F103

I am trying to connect blue pill board(master) to arduino nano(slave) over SPI and read what I have sent on serial monitor. However I haven't been able to get SPI working. I run a timer to generate an ...
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Op Amp Unity gain gives an unexpected constant saturated output

I have this following circuit; I use an Arduino DUE to send a 12-bit DAC output and I want to feed this in an Op Amp. Every ground is tied to the same ground. The Op Amp is ADA4000-2 from Analog ...
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Consistent Current Output From Batteries To DC Motors

I'm new to ECE and as a beginner project I've taken apart an RC car and attached an Arduino to the DC motors with an L298N module for control. The goal is for the car to drive a certain path with pre-...
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How to disable arduino Hardware Serial Rx Interrupt Properly

Intro: I have an Arduino mega doing multiple tasks , from which A function Reads data from a sensor using SPI . Every like 10,000 read or something , i get 1 error bit in the SPI data . and I have ...
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Power consumption NeoPixels vs. direct control?

At Maker Faire Berlin 2018, an electrical engineer looked at my project which was shown with NeoPixel LEDs (WS2811). He mentioned that the NeoPixels waste a lot of energy. It would be better to build ...
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How to send a digital signal when analog sensor (QRE1113) reaches a threshold value without resorting to wasting analog input pin?

I'm building a miniature pinball machine and I am attempting to use an infrared reflector sensor (QRE1113) to detect when the ball rolls over it (I got the original idea from Ben Heck's videos). In ...
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CAN Module(MCP2515) interface with Arduino [on hold]

I connected the Arduino with an electrical meter using MCP2515. But ever time I am getting same. . The value in the meter is 12.0. Even I tried different data register which has value 0.0 but still, I ...
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Isolated voltage sensing

I'm in the process of building a battery powered, uC controlled power supply. I'm using a bluepill basically and an xl4016 buck converter module. To my assumption I can just tap in his regulation pot ...
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Blink 3 LEDs at 1 Hz with a Power up ON Time Delay

I am very new to Arduino! I am struggling to create an Arduino program that would blink 3 LEDs with 1 Hz rate with an initial ON time delay for the 2nd and the 3rd LED. When the Arduino is switched ...
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Hardware For Emitting Specific Sound Frequency

I need a battery-powered hardware setup for emitting a specific frequency or a range of frequencies, in the range of 17kHz-20kHz. It should be picked up by microphones from at least 8 meters away (...
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Control relay (active low) without an transistor

I am using the Sain Smart 16-channel relay module. A relay is energized when the corresponding input pin is connected to the ground. I am using an Arduino to control the relay module using the GPIO ...
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AD7849 is it burned?

I made a terrible mistake connecting -15VDC to the pin 18 of AD7849 instead of pin 17 and powered it up for a minute until i understood the problem.It was without the protection diode for power supply ...
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Arduino Nano - Multiple 5v Power Sources

I am planning on building a small device that sits inline for a SNES controller to allow remapping the buttons. My initial idea is to use an Arduino Nano, but I'm a bit unsure about how best to do it. ...
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how to implement Pic18f97j60 with PoE Ethernet

I am a beginner when it comes to mcu and electronics design, I did some projects on Arduino and other ready made microchip boards. However this is my first time building something from scratch. I ...
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Electric connections for Arduino connected to an underwater linear actuator or servo?

I am trying to set up an underwater system (depth <= 5 meters, can be dry cause of tide) which is made of: A linear actuator or linear servo An Arduino A sonar ranger. Basically, I need to ...
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Power switch - IN and OUT connected all the time

A while ago, I asked about detecting whether a power jack is connected or not, in order to select power source from USB or DC jack. You can see the question here: Power selection circuit for USB or ...
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Why is my led not on?

Hello I’m just a beginner and I made a simple circuit with a resistor and a capacitor with a led in between. As I understand the capacitor just accumulates the energy but why is my led not going on? ...
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How to contol the height of blade in a vinyl cutter machine? [on hold]

I have a machine that has 3 axis x,y,z. The machine is a vinyl cutter. The x and y axis are stepper controlled, but the z axis is a coil so my question is how does the manufacture control the z ...
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Time Difference between 120 degrees phase shift signal or a 3 phase signsl

I am trying to create an Arduino 3 phase square wave code, and I wanted to know the time difference between each 120 degree phase shifts. With some effort I could calculate it to be 6.66 millisecond. ...
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Arduino STM32 bluepill generate PPM

does anyone knows is there a way to generate PPM (CPPM/PPMSUM) on STM32 Bluepill Arduino? Tnx in advance?
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Arduino-like microcontroller with more ram for image processing [on hold]

I want to build a device to perform image acquisition and processing, but I don't know which kind of board/microcontroller to use. My idea is to use a low-res camera, take a shot, analyze it and ...
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Arduino power up [on hold]

I have build a home CNC, I use Arduino Uno and a CNC Shield. I have build all the electrical board, to power the PC, the Arduino, the spindle/laser, the switch have 3 states OFF, PC ON and Aux ON. ...
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problem connecting an Arduino Ethernet Shield to FPGA trough SPI

I have an Arduino Ethernet Shield and trying to connect it to my spartan 6 board. I used the ICSP header on the bottom of Arduino Ethernet Shield (MISO/SCK/RST/+5/MOSI/GND) and a wire for SS(pin 10 of ...
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compact fluorescent lamp noise on digital signals

The answers to this question about CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) in an electronics lab indicate there is some concern about the presence of electronic ballasts and CFLs in connection to radio and ...
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Building a water jet cutter using Arduino, CNC shield and GRBL firmware

I am building a water jet cutter using Arduino Uno and CNC shield for control. The CNC shield uses A4988 drivers to control the stepper motors. I uploaded the GRBL (for this shield) firmware to ...
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Pressure sensor for a 3d object for an arduino prototype [closed]

I am not an electrical engineer but an industrial designer, and I work for a SexTech company that strives to create sophisticated sex toys for women. We are currently trying to prototype a vibrator ...
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What does “resistor as a reference” means?

I have a book with some projects examples that use Arduino, one of the projects use piezo to detect vibrations. The book says the following: When plugged into 5V, the sensor (piezo) can detect ...
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Why H-bridge isn't working properly?

I am making a circuit to control a motor using an Arduino UNO and an H-bridge IC, but it's not working, rather something strange is happening. Circuit's scheme: When the motor is connected to pins 3 ...
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AVR ATmega328 low fuse wrtiten and issue

I am using an Arduino Uno as the hardware programmer together with avrdude as the software programmer for flashing an Atmega328. I have noticed PB0 was set to ...
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Xbee and Arduino

So, I am trying to communicate between 3 xbee S2C TH radios. I am setting one as coordinator while other two as routers. I have set the same PAN ID and JV as 1 AP value to API level 1. i'm using the ...
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Programming ATMEGA328P with FTDI232 with original 1.8.1 bootloader

trying to program a custom arduino board, effectively an uno w 328P chip that plays some audio, with a particular board/bootloader, but having some issues. The wiring is fine, as mentioned below it ...
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How to check if a sensor is burned? [closed]

I tried to do something with arduino and I think that maybe I burned a chip, and I wondered how can I check if it's really burned or not ? It is nrf24l01 like this one I think tbat it's burned ...
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Can I in any way connect +ve side of my led to uln2083a output pin?If no can I do it with M54562 transistor array?

I had conneced my digital pin of arduino to the uln2803a to drive LED. I want to configure my uln2803a such that i can connect +ve side of the led to the output pin of uln2803a IC.
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What's the required voltage for ws2815? [migrated]

I am working on ws2815 led strip with the esp8266 on arduino 1.6.6 fast led library.Using CD40109B level shifter to convert 3.3V of esp output to 12V .It's working fine upto 31 leds according to the ...
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custom solenoid trigger circuit

I have a custom made solenoid that is required to work at 60V to actuate with enough force. I have tried two circuits shown in the figure below but both don't work. In the first circuit, the voltage ...
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Automate Manual Choke in Generators

I want to know any ideas to make an auto choke for my home generator. I have an automatic transfer switch (ATS) installed which turns on/off the generator. Most of the time, it is not necessary to ...
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How to connect photo-transistors to trigger Arduino event

I'm busy doing my finals project, and I need to have 5 photo-transistors come together on the same pin to trigger an event whenever one of these transistors drops it's voltage because an object is ...
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AREF above operating voltage of the microcontroller

I’m operating an ATMega32 at 3v3 through USB and a LDO. Is it possible to connect the AREF pin directly to the USB voltage of 5V so that I can read voltages between 0 and 5V when reading from the ...
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Switch module test circuit design

I am doing a project to make a test box that would to test the switch module in the photo below. Please see circuit diagram below for inside of the switch. Please note this switch is not an ordinary ...
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Why voltage drop accross a load is higher in case of inverters? [closed]

I have built an inverter circuit, where the circuit works properly for light AC loads e.g. 9 watts, 230V LED bulb etc. and gives an output voltage of 200v, but if I use a 70 watts, 230V exhaust fan as ...
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LED strip lights not working properly on DC power

I have a set of LED strip lights that I am attempting to control with an Arduino. When I power the first few LEDs from my Arduino 5V out pin (or 3.3V out pin for that matter) it works exactly as I ...
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BJT-piloted MOSFET circuit: Feedback requested

I had the idea to make a power converter, and I would like some feedback. I can take constructive criticism. The basic idea was to make something where a microcontroller could drive a power MOSFET, ...
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Avoid voltage feedback from laser psu to Arduino via pwm pin [closed]

I have been using GRBL software on arduino board for quite a while now, however the only issue I have is that the CO2 laser PSU kind of passes a small current back to the Arduino from its control pins,...
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Using Arduino Uno to isolate receiving radio frequencies [closed]

I'm trying to get a project started dealing with low radio frequency scanning. I want to receive radio signals in the range of 25hz - 100hz and discard signals in a higher band. Is this ...
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using the Atmega328P

if I take the micro controller (ATmega328P) from the Arduino board and simply place it on to a breadboard, do I still need to upload the boot loader ?
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I2C pull-up on multiple devices? [on hold]

On my device there are two boards with 10 kOhm resistors between i2c and 5V. This is SparkFun level shift and LCD screen. Do I need to have a pull-up in the chain in only one device?
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Arduino UNO disconnects from computer when connecting it to a breadboard from specific holes

I am a complete beginner in electronics; I started learning using Arduino yesterday. There is something strange happening with the Arduino UNO board. The Arduino board is connected to my laptop and ...
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Can the location of the inductor on the board affect the operation of the microcontroller?

I have a voltage regulator, based on LM2596, in its circuit there is an inductor on 33uH. The question is, can this inductor be a source of interference? Next to him, I plan to place the Atmega328P ...