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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How to test continuity on signal wire?

I’m reassembling an LED strip, SK6812, that I had cut into smaller lengths. I don’t have a lot of faith in the connectors I’m using or my ability to solder, so I’d like to test it before I put power ...
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sleep mode and watchdog at the same time

suppose a project with Arduino that we should save battery power, so we use sleep mode and also avoiding the Arduino of hanging and use watchdog timer. But the problem is here that when the Arduino ...
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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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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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troubleshooting - Turn on a single led in a ws2811 ledstrip with an arduino Uno with FastLed

I want to to turn on a single led in a ledstrip running on ws2811 with an Arduino Uno. The problem is that when I try to turn just one of them on, they all three light up. The strip is a 3-wire ...
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Multiple Arduinos connected to one display

I have one display screen, and 5 Arduino Nanos. They are checking to see if passwords in a text file hash to a specific hash, then display it on the screen when found. Since they aren't all sending ...
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Control D+ and D- USB lines using an arduino disconnect/connect

I am using Arduino to remotely trigger a shutter action. All is well, until I hook up a USB cable on the 4 regular USB pins. This cable runs between a Sony camera and a printer. But I can not take an ...
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Arduino pull-up resistor not working

I made a circuit where when I press a button, a LED lights up using a pull-down resistor. But when I tried the same with a pull-up resistor instead, the LED remains off (whereas I expected it to be on ...
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Testing of voltage level converter with arduino

I am having a problem I am testing logic level shifter https://ewall.com.pk/product_view/IIC-I2C-Logic-Level-Converter-Bi-Directional-Module-5V-to-3.3V/910. I have followed the procedure as given in ...
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My nodemcu esp8266 is heating a lot and the on board LED of gpio16 is On continuously. What's the Reason of heating?

How it happened Recently I was working on a device with Blynk application in which my device will burn crackers using Blynk. I wanted to create a safe environment for burning crackers. There was a ...
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AMIS30543 | DataSheet Understanding CIRCULAR TRANSLATOR TABLE

I was reading the data sheet of AMIS-30543 stepper motor and I didn't understand fully what does this Circular Translator Table means, I have a couple of doubts What does Circular Translator table ...
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Esp32 heating slowly

I made a small little IoT device to control my light chains from my phone, I'm using a MOSFET to turn the power on or off, using an esp32 connected to the MOSFET, both esp32 and light chain is ...
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line following IR sensor not giving readings at 3m wire length?

I am using line following IR sensor with arduino mega. I need the sensor 2-3m away from arduino since the length of rover is 2m (sensor front & motor back). However, I cannot get accurate analog ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help with Arduino Love-O-Meter

not sure if this is the right place to post, but basically I am trying to make a Love-O-Meter, similar to the Arduino project example. However, my method of determining the score is different. ...
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Use mobile charger as power suppy to ESP8266 wifi module with 3.3v converter

I am using this FTDI connector to power and flash code inside ESP8266 module. Now I am done with adding code to ESP8266, now I just want to power it. but when I connect the mobile charger(5v output) ...
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Using Flexinol Or Muscle Wire To Control Paper Flower Petal With Arduino

I am relatively new to Arduino and I am looking to use flexinol or muscle wire to control flower petals. I think I will need to control 4 sets of the wire. I have totally no idea of how to wire the ...
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Calculating the Distance between a Special Object and Center

I just want to detect a small object specified in the system and show the distance between it and the object. If I need to explain briefly; I want to detect a small object that I put on the foot of a ...
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esp32-pico-4d not working

My power supply is feeding the esp32-pico with 5v tho it says that there is 0 amps power drain, already there I know something isn't working since the power drain should be around 0.080amps, (it can ...
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Antenna for ESP32-pico-d4

I am currently playing a bit around with the esp32-pico-4d, it does not have an onboard antenna, so an external antenna is needed, tho I don't know a lot about it so a little help would be appreciated....
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Arduino Measuring Microwave Leakage

I want to measure if my microwave has a leakage using Arduino. Ideally, I would like to get the exact number measured by mW/cm2 (similar to HT-M2 devices). Any advice which Arduino module can do it?
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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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Scroll LCD display connected to an Arduino Uno

I want to make some characters scroll left without affecting the first positions in each row of my LCD 16x2 screen. I have this code inside the loop so far: lcd .clear(); lcd.setCursor(17, 0); for (...
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What is the best way to establish wireless communication between the Lilypad and a Mac?

I want to build a wearable device for a dancer using the Lilypad and I need to first send the programme from my Mac to the Lilypad board and then transfer the data read by sensors back to my Mac. I ...
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Do i must have capacitors when using L7805CV voltage regulator?

I am creating a small waterpump (5v) controled by arduino. And i want to reduce voltage from 9v to 5v. Do i must use capacitors when using L7805CV voltage regulator?
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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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What is LCD bias voltage and where do I have to connect it?

I noticed that I have VB0+, VB0-, VB1+ and VB1- pins on my LCD. In the datasheet it says they are for the "LCD Bias Voltage". I have never heard about that. So what is it? Where do I have to connect ...
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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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Bode plotter using Arduino

I want to build a bode plotter with Arduino, Based on the block diagram of figure 1. Basically I want to use 3 RMS voltmeter, I thought of LTC1968 (https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-...