Connecting ESP8266 with Arduino | AT Commands

ESP8266 with Arduino using AT cmmands

Connecting the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module to Arduino. The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and microcontroller capability produced by a Shanghai-based Chinese manufacturer, Espressif Systems. The chip first came to the attention of western makers in August 2014 with the ESP-01 module, made by a third-party manufacturer, AI-Thinker. This small module allows microcontrollers to connect to a Wi-Fi network and make simple TCP/IP connections using Hayes-style commands. However, at the time there was almost no English-language documentation on the chip and the commands it accepted.The very…

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Getting Started with Smallest Arduino | Digispark AtTiny85

The Digispark is an Attiny85 based microcontroller development board similar to the Arduino line, only cheaper, smaller, and a bit less powerful. With a whole host of shields to extend its functionality and the ability to use the familiar Arduino IDE the Digispark is a great way to jump into electronics, or perfect for when an Arduino is too big or too much. Specs: Support for the Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/Win/Linux) Power via USB or External Source – 5v or 7-35v (12v or less recommended, automatic selection) On-board 500ma 5V…

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MCP3208 I2C ADC Interfacing with Arduino

The MCP3208 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) combines high performance and low power consumption in a small package, making it ideal for embedded control applications. IC features a successive approximation register (SAR) architecture and an industry-standard SPI™ serial interface, allowing 12-bit ADC capability to be added to any PICmicro® microcontroller.  IC Features 100k samples/second, 8 input channels, low power consumption (5nA typical standby, 400 µA max.active), and is available in 16-pin PDIP and SOIC packages. Applications for the IC include data acquisition, instrumentation and measurement, multi-channel data loggers, industrial PCs, motor control, robotics,…

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Calculate Energy Usage using Current Sensor ACS712 30A

This is a simply cheap solution to calculate Energy consumed by your gears..But still the accuracy i have not tested..Buy a module as shown below with ACS712 and please make sure of the current rating according to your requirement.              The module has one Vcc, one Gnd and one Vout pins so simply you connect the Vout pin to any Analog input of Arduino and power up the module from Arduino. But don’t forget to change the analog pin no in the provided sketch.. /*…

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