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Hello and a very good day. I am currently doing my final year project which involving Arduino KY-031 Knock Sensor as my input signal and it is apparently a digital type of sensor. So, my question is can the digital signal be converted to analog signal ?

The reason I need it to be analog signal because I wanted it to be classified into 3 type of stages (low,medium,high).
p/s: I am using Arduino Uno as my controller.

  • Yes, there is a Digital-to-analog converter. it is apparently a digital type of sensor - what is this sensor? Please read How do I ask a good question?. – Nick Gammon Apr 11 '18 at 3:36
  • The Arduino is a digital device. You are getting a digital input. How will it help to convert it to analog? – Nick Gammon Apr 11 '18 at 3:39
  • @NickGammon It's a KY-031 as per the question :-) – Mark Smith Apr 11 '18 at 8:39
  • Oh yes, sorry. If you want loudness then you need a different sensor, like a small microphone where you could detect the level of output from it. – Nick Gammon Apr 11 '18 at 20:57
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You can create an analogue representation of any signal - but you can't add in information which wasn't previously there. The KY-031 doesn't give you any more information than "knock" or "no knock", so there's no way to get further detail out of it.

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