Questions tagged [electronics]

Use this tag to ask about electronics-related issues with your Arduino. For example: driver transistors, Ohm's Law, current-limiting resistors.

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esp32, brownout on 3.3v?

I'm using a powerbump, input: 3.7v-6v Outputs: 3.3v, to provide the power I'm using 2 CR2025 coin cell batteries(3v each), meaning the powerbump gets 6v, the esp gets the exact 3.27v(I've measured ...
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Taking data from main 120V 50/60Hz power

How can I take data from my house main power and reconstruct it signal? I used an transformer and an inverter amplifier to low voltage to 5 volts and read it with A0 analog pin, but I got a very ...
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Does AWG size affect signal from sensors?

Would using a thicker cable like 16 AWG affect the signal being received from an RFID or Ultrasonic sensor? I understand AWG can make a significant impact on voltage when a thick cable is used over ...
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3v to 3.5v step up?

I would like to run my esp32 on coin cell batteries, tho it needs at minimum 3v, that means if there just is too much resistance in the vires or anything else, stuff like Bluetooth will make it ...
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About boot-loader ic used in DEV boards [duplicate]

I have problem with Arduino MEGA, Arduino Deu etc... Those Development board are having separate MCU except main MCU... Why? For what purpose are they used for? as FTDI or bootloader chip or ...
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Brownout detector triggered

I'm running a pretty basic setup. When I run a small program just doing some serial.println, it works fine, when I try to do operations that needs more power, the brownout detector gets triggered. I'm ...
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Nodemcu is connected to 5v relay with logic converter but still not working

I am using a bi-directional 3.3-5V logic converter to control 5V relay with 3.3V D5 pin of nodemcu. link of logic converter is here However, I expected to control the relay but it didn't work. I don'...
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What is the difference between a Hall effect sensor and an inductive one? [closed]

From what I have read, when placed within a magnetic field, a current will flow in both sensors. My goal is to use this kind of sensors to guide a robot thanks to an existing automower loop wire, ...
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Turn on/off low current device (LED) with Arduino

I am just starting with Arduino and my first project consists in switching a LED light with Arduino. I know a relay must be use to control AC high voltage device (i.e. 240V), however, as my LED seems ...
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A small problem that I cannot detect, My steppers are not moving for some reason …?

I'm working on a similar project that can be found in this link https://howtomechatronics.com/projects/arduino-mecanum-wheels-robot/ It's the same build. To control the 4 steppers (via the NRF24L01), ...
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Arduino Micro & Thin polymer lithium batteries [closed]

Is this battery: Polymer Lithium-ion Battery Model Number: PGEB014461 https://www.powerstream.com/p/PGEB014461.pdf Producing enough energy to power the following Arduino-micro project: ...
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5V pin output on arduino

Sorry for the newbie question (just started learning electronics). I just saw a tutorial that says that the 5V output pin on the Arduino delivers more amps (if needed) when connecting more voltage to ...
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flash read err, 1000

I know this question has been asked multiple times but solutions giving there hasn't been working, I've got an esp32 soldered to my own designed PCB board with a UART to USB converter all that is ...
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RFduino device required for RFduino hex file

So I have been working trying to measure the velocity of a string attaches using Rfduino microcontroller. I have downloaded all the library(based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0JiPQnrkHQ) and ...
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Detect if laptop is on or not?

How would I safely connect an Arduino so that it can detect if a laptop is on or off? The Arduino would be powered separately by a normal USB charger, since it needs to be turned on even when the ...
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Whats the maximum external voltage/current i can apply through an Arduino Uno ? + a couple mini questions

i'm just starting out with electronics and Arduino's and was wondering about the extent of an Arduino's ability. Will i eventually be able to program and power very high voltage/current requiring ...
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Arduino only works properly when I'm touching it

I'm working on a arduino proyect, but I encountered a problem that I dont know how to solve. The only thing I have done in the hardware part is connect the arduino nano to a power source (phone ...
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How to power Arduino nano and LED strip?

I am making a project that uses an Arduino nano and a sound detector module to power a 1m LED strip. I got the idea from this video and I am not sure how to power it. My LED strip flashes for a split ...
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Looking for software allowing for Arduino-based project “mocking” / “wireframing”

I'd like to be able to import a number of components (e.g Arduinos, MPU6050s, displays, motor drivers, LEDs, etc) into an app of some sort then be able to wire those components to each other for the ...
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BLUETOOTH MODULES Arduino

I am new to the world of electronics so please forgive me if I ask stupid questions. I would like to ask if there is a difference between Bluetooth Modules that state: "for Arduino" as well as those ...
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Problem with arduino starter kit project 7

Can someone pls help me only the two buttons clossest to the big green wire work and i don^t know why i have already tried swapping buttons EDIT 1: my code and i know the first two are working ...
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NodeMcu SPI boot GPIO 15

On the esp8266 you've got to pull down the pin GPIO 15 to ground on boot. Otherwise the chip won't boot. However, the boards only open SPI interface has it's ChipSelect (CS,SS,..) on the same pin! Now ...
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Water tank false trigger

I am trying to make a simple water overflow protection system for my home. I have created it using BC547 and NodeMCU (ESP8266). I have a simple circuit like this: The problem here is I have 2 wires ...
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How can I make a data logging multimeter?(harvesting energy from human motion)

I’m an industrial design major working on a studio project that involves electronics that are kind of out of my league. I have a few low power generators like piezos, thermoelectric (peltier) tiles ...
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Control 2 ESC with a potentiometer with arduino

I have 2 ESC (electronic speed controller) which control these brushless motors: Hobbyking Donkey ST3511 Brushless Motor I would like to make them work with a poentiometer, under arduino. I have a ...
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Music Reactive Fountains

I want to make Music Reactive Fountain. When You say "Holaaaaaa" The fountain (PWM arduino signal) should increase making the fountain reach it's maximum height according to the amplitude of my voice ...
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3 phase 3 wire/3 phase 4 wire [closed]

I am looking for a circuit where I would be able to use a common circuit for 3 phase 3 wire and 3 phase 4 wire. Is there any conversion IC available? I have attached image for reference used in some ...
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Can I use ESP8266 and OV7670 to video stream on a web?

OV7670 image sensor, small volume, low operating voltage, providing all functions of a single chip of VGA camera and image processor. so I am using and ESP8266 to connect to internet and stream the ...
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Can I configure pairing for HC-05 and Arduino, and use the HC-05 without Arduino after?

I have a system that is outputting data via its serial, and I need to relay that data to my PC wireless-ly. If I were to setup an Arduino and HC-05 at the system's side to relay the data, that would ...
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How to operate a brushless motor & ESC with an Arduino

I have recently bought two brushless motors (Brushless-300w-6-5-Wheel-Tyre-Motor-Hoverboard-Swegway-Board-Replacement-Part) along with two ESC (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-40a-esc-4a-ubec....
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Selection of External CT for my application

Here I have attached my ckt for my application. My application is Motor protection Relay. Based on Current sense of 3 CT tripping of relay will occur. Tripping might due to under/over/SC/Locked rotor ...
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Do you need an ESC to run this brushless DC motor with Arduino Uno?

This is the motor: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wholesale-JGA25-2418-8-5-1977-rpm-Electric-Motors-Brushless-Motor-High-Torque-Speed-Controlled-DC/32360228129.html I'm hooking it up to the arduino ...
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Arduino electrical cable read [duplicate]

Guys i have been tring to make the finger sensor for my inmoov arm but i have recently run into a speed bump. So i am quite a newbie at these things so please help me out. Do you know where should i ...
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Trying to power multiple servos at once using a Arduino Mega

Recently I have been trying to do a project for my end of year project, it involved making a humanoid arm. I am still a newbie at these things, I usually have my friend do the wiring, but since he ...
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How is this simple transistor circuit suppose to work? [closed]

I've tried to replicate this circuit today. My motor is a computerfan, they apperntly don't need a flyback diode since there are no brushes. I used a 12V power source for my arduino and hooked it up ...
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Teensy not pulling down despite digitalWrite(x,LOW)

I'm trying to switch a ATX PSU on and off by serial command. My code is as follows: #include <Arduino.h> #define PIN_LOW_FOR_POWER PIN_F0 void setup() { Serial.begin(115200); } void loop() {...
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Nano damaged. Power LED OK. USB Detected. No Sketch upload. No Program running

seems i damaged one of my Nanos. i have to say i am new to Arduino and have basic electronik skills and i realized after shopping via amazon that the Nanos i have are clones with CH340G. never the ...
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Relay 24 V appliance [closed]

I want to use a switch and an Arduino to "power" a 24 V DC appliance and I am not really sure what relay to use for this. So I need the relay to be able to switch it on and off, but I have not really ...
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Arduino potentiometer (external power) with amplifier

i am trying to make some kind of an amplifier. I got an amp board but want to read out the value from the potentiometer. The problem is that this pot is connected to the amp and has to be connected to ...
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Newbie question - Biltong Box Project [closed]

I am a newbie to electronics, but I do have experience working with electrical wiring in the UK, so I am comfortable working with 240V reasonably safely. I have also built a camper including all the ...
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Adding POE to Ethernet Board

If I was to use the Arduino A000024, would I be able to add a POE MODULE to the board to get a Ethernet board with POE to run my arduino project?
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how to control electric strike fail secure using arduino to secure a large box? [closed]

I wanted to use a electric strike fail secure lock to secure a box. Is it a good idea to use a electric strike or is there any better locking mechanism to secure the box?
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Arduino UNO socket

As I learnt so far is that Arduino UNO board has a socket for power input. The available power input range is between 7V - 20V, but the optimal usage range is 7V-12V. Here I am wondering: ---> if ...
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Garbage stored in SD card

I am an electronics graduate and an embedded design engineer, working in this field for about two years apart from the hobby time during my graduation. I am currently working on a system that has an ...
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Help me determine the power consumption/rating of the circuit below? [closed]

Please help me determine the circuit's power consumption from the battery and help me outline the steps to calculate?
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Powering Atmega328P-Pu externally [closed]

Please I'm new to Arduino and I need assistance. I'm working on a project which makes use of the ultrasonic sensor to make a certain pin high if a certain distance is attained. When I used the USB ...
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Schematic interpretation, where to put resister?

I'm new to schematics, trying to figure out where to put a resistor (no instructions other than the schematic) I'm told I need: 10K variable Resistor x 1, 4.7K Resistor x 1, 100 Resistor x 1 But I ...
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My 1604 LCD is bright with USB power but not when powered through the jack

I'm making a bench PSU. The Arduino runs off the purple 5v standby. The Mega also powers 2 LEDs (normal 5mm clear). The thing is, when I upload the code and watch the screen go through the process, it'...
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l need to generate clock pulse with 30 Mhz using arduino? [closed]

l need to generate clock pulse with 30 Mhz using arduino ? using clock pluse to programming 32-1 multiplexer using arduino
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Can I simulate a clock without an RTC connected? [closed]

I want to program for a timer that works as set timer such as in an oven where user can set their own time. One of the way I know is using an IC(RTC) for the timer. However, I don't have the IC yet ...