Questions tagged [pins]

"Pins" are like gateways between the Arduino code running on the chip and the components attached to Arduino. It can refer either to the physical connectors on the board, or it can refer to the pins defined in the code.

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How to connect an Output to a Pullup Input of another arduino

:tldr; Could problems occur if one connects a HIGH Output of one arduino to a PULLUP_INPUT of another while using differed power sources? Hi I'm building some devices for a LARP Dungeon (think Escape ...
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Can internal and external pull up/pull down resisters be used together?

What happens if a sketch uses code like pinMode(18,INPUT_PULLDOWN) to configure internal pull-down (or pull-up) resistors, but is used in a circuit where external resistors are also present? Are there ...
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Check pin capabilities at compile time

Are there board-independent functions to check pin capabilities at compile time? I.e. Can the pin be used as output, as in digitalWrite()? Does the pin support PWM, as in analogWrite()? Does the pin ...
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How to avoid two arduino components using the same digital PIN [duplicate]

I'm trying to build an Arduino project where it involves a TFT and an ethernet W5500 component. Here's the project I want to build to learn Arduino. However I wanted to change the board that already ...
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Can I create an hemi-cycle raising signal with one pin and the other hemi-cycle signal with another pin?

I am new to Arduino, I would like to know if someone could help me to create this type of signal with the Arduino Uno. Many thanks!!
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Touch sensor trouble

I need help I use Touch Sensor(T)v.0 and it always receives a signal not matter I touched it or not. Here is the code. #define TOUCH_PIN 7 int touchVal = 0; void setup() { Serial.begin(115200); ...
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Can't Turn Off Internal I2C Pull-Ups on ESP32

I've designed a custom ESP32 board around the WROVER-IE module. To keep power low, I'm using a GPIO-controlled high-side FET to turn off unused peripherals when in deep sleep mode. The issue: I've ...
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I have five pushbuttons that refer to a specific pin number. I need an efficient code to set the variable for the pin with state 1. What can I use?

There are 5 push buttons each which correspond to a certain pin let us use 1 to 5 for an example. I want to set a variable, ActiveButton which will be set equal to the the only pin in the one state. ...
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What does I/O/T stand for in a pinout diagram? (esp32-s2)

I am looking at the pinout of an esp32-s2 board with LCD Display (see picture below) and I am wondering what I/O/T stands for. I am particularly looking at pin IO46 and wondering if it can be used ...
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Directly synthesising an OOK modulated LF signal using a CSV file

I'm looking to transmit some data (CSV files) from a measurement instrument underground to a receiver on the surface. I've learned that in order to penetrate the limestone, low frequencies have to be ...
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Trouble with laser sensor

I have trouble with my laser sensor it doesn't work properly. When I connect all pins its doesn't work, when I remove GND and connect just the signal pin and VCC it works but the laser light is dim(I ...
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Does setting a value always mean setting a Arduino pin?

One thing that always confused me was why we use int or other commands to set the variables to have pin numbers as if those commands were always restricted to pin numbers only. For example int ledPin =...
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Portenta pinouts for ADC

I wanted to have your comments about one of my questions. I am currently working on the sketch for the Arduino Portenta H7. However, due to my poor electrical background, I would like to ask your ...
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What is the pinout of the Arduino MKR motor carrier when using external power supply, not the Li-Po battery

I see there is a blue terminal connector an the tags below the PCB Vin, 5V, 3,3V and GND, but I am unsure where should I supply voltage to power up the board. Also, in the product page it says the ...
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Switch on the piezo emitter for a short time

I need a short beep for every minute of change. I wrote a separate function. The signal duration should be 50 ms, the rest of the time the emitter connected to the A1 contact should be silent. A ...
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Short circuiting GND and power pins

I have created an arduino shield and i want to measure the voltage between the GND pin and 5V pins, to see if i see a voltage difference between the two points, in order to test if my pcb is fine. My ...
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Cant find Sdl and Sca pins in lcd display

My project is of non contact temperature sensor.I am using RG1602A lcd display and mlx90164 temperature sensor. But the problem is, there's no sdl , sca pins in my lcd display. Is there any way, to ...
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D1 mini esp8266 error: esptool.FatalError: Failed to connect to ESP8266: Timed out waiting for packet header

I am pretty sure this device worked yesterday. I tried to short GPIO0 to ground (flash), nothing. I have a second ESP that uploads fine, but this one does not. Is their another way to get this ...
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How to power Arduino Uno from L298N motor driver's 5v terminal?

I am trying to setup L298N motor driver controller with my Arduino. Different online schematics about how to connect them are mostly similar - but they differ in powering the Arduino from the drive ...
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Using same GPIO pins to control multiple stepper drives

I have an Arduino Mega 2560 and I want to control four 23-frame steppers same speed/direction for a conveyor application. I want these to be synchronized exactly as possible for smooth operation. Can ...
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ESP-01 and HC-SR04 problems booting up

I have a problem in a project that I am working, basically I need to use a ESP-01 to receive the measurements from a HC-SR04 and send it to another ESP-01 (which I won't cover here). Basically my ESP ...
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query of arduino sketch with regards to employment of gsm sim900a module

what i'm trying to do is to send message to one whose no. is used in code about balance of sim_card plugged in sim900a. but i get commands in message or blank message after using ATE0. what i was ...
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What pins to use on a Teensy to get data from multiple peripherals?

I'm using a Teensy to keep records on the location, speed, altitude, and direction of a weather balloon I'm hoping to launch. I have an Adafruit LSM9DS1 and a Ublox NEO-M8N with compass (HMC5833L) so ...
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Use a simple LED with no digital pins to spare

Problem: I've made a circuit consisting of an 8x8 led matrix, which uses all of the digital pins on the Arduino UNO board, and I want to add an LED too it. I tried looking around the internet but so ...
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Conflicting pins between the PCM library and speaker and the NRF24L01

The PCM library uses pin 11 and the NRF24L01 also uses pin 11. I am using an Arduino nano, and don't know if there is any way to change the pins of either the speaker or the transceiver. https://...
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Is it possible to configure uboot without the “Yun Serial Terminal” sketch by using the hardware serial on pins 0 and 1 instead?

Trying to rescue a Yun with the 1.5.3 image. It's not possible to upload the required "Yun Serial Terminal" sketch because the device hangs at U-Boot (hence the rescue attempt). Using putty ...
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Do the I/O pins on Arduino read current or voltage?

So I've recently started Arduino and I just had a question about the digitalRead() function. Does the IO Pins read Voltage or Current? The reason I'm asking is because of the attached circuit. So IO ...
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Unable to use analog pins as digital inputs

I want to use the analog pin A7 as a digital input pin. As stated in the Arduino docs the analog pins can be configured in the same way like any other digital pin. However, when trying to configure an ...
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Onboard led HIGH and LOW seems reversed

On an ESP32 board I am trying this simple code to control the onboard led. But if I set it to HIGH, led is OFF, if I set it to LOW, led is ON (fully bright). What could cause this ? The board has one ...
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3 pin ethernet module?

So basically I'm working on a project that uses an Atmega328 like on the Arduino Uno. I need to receive both DMX (with max485) and E131 (Not both at the same time, I'll decide which with a boolean in ...
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How can I use Arduino Analog Uno pins as Digital pins? [duplicate]

How can I use Arduino Uno Analog Pins as Digital pins, So that I can Attach more components like sensors to the Arduino? My 13 pins are preoccupied and I want more.
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How to make 16 coin vibration motors and 5 servos work at the same time on a Arduino Mega?

I saw in Arduino Mega's datasheet that the sum of currents out of all input/output pins combined should be maximum 200mA. But I want to make 16 vibration motors and 5 servos work together on the same ...
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Why do we use bitwise operators to assign PORTx, DDRx and Pinx?

I have come accross a lot of examples using ways similar to the ones shown below to assign values to the pins. PORTB |= (1<<PORTB2); //set bit 2 PORTB &= ~(1<<PORTB1); //clear bit 1 ...
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Az Delivery ESP32 DevKitC V2 PIN names/number

i wonder where to find out the PIN names for the Az Delivery ESP32 DevKitC V2. There is a pin out graphic, but it does not say how the Pin addresses are: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1509/1638/...
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Understanding the pin diagram for MPU6050 IMU

I was reading this tutorial about the MPU6050 IMU and I was unable to understand why the pin configurations vary so much when compared to this schematic for EasyEDA. The tutorial has this pin ...
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Can SoftwareSerial be used in an ESP01

I am using ESP01 as a microcontroller that retrieves information from Firebase and sends them over serial to an Arduino Uno for other uses. I am not using NODEMcu since it has few analog pins and ...
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ATMega328 functions, but will not output to any pins

Problem: ATMega328 Refuses to digitalWrite() to any pins, I can upload and run sketches using the board UNO from the ide on the 328 and can confirm it is working using the serial monitor (see code). I ...
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What is the proper wiring for relay module?

I want to know the recommended wiring for relay. I am setting it up as NO. Where should I connect the relay, the hot wire or the ground wire? Where should I connect the wire going to bulb, NO or C ...
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Get more PCINT capable pins on Mega 2560

I'm building kinda "ball game" for a total of 6 players based on these per-player specs: 1 stepper motor with 4 pins 2 end stops (start & finish) per motor 1 finish LED 3 holes to score,...
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Wake up from a pin, Sleep when work is done

I have a project which needs to sleep most of the time, and when a button gets pressed, it does its thing which is producing a fading sound wave (using interrupts) until it's time to sleep again. The ...
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pin numbering for non-standard chips

so i replaced the mainboard in (what was) an anet a8 3d printer with a proper RAMPS setup. there was nothing wrong with it, (or at least it wasnt damaged, there are a number of severe design flaws) so ...
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Can you power the ESP8266E-12 with any of the 3.3V pins?

If I want to operate the NodeMCU on the 3.3V input with 2.5V to 3.6V; can I use any of the 3.3V pins to do so?
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WeMos D1 ESP-Wroom-02 Mother Board ESP8266 - where is reset pin for deep-sleep

This item was bought for battery use with deep sleep purposes. For doing so in ESP8266 reset pin must be connected to Gnd pin in order to wake up. This board lacks a reset on- board pin. Since spec ...
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can i convert a pin into ground

i recently started using Arduino uno , but to my despair , the ground pin , without which i cant do any project (or can i ) , so i thought of a possible solution , what if i could program the board to ...
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Can we use UART COMMUNICATION with MCP23017?

I am using MCP23017 as a GPIO expander with Arduino in my project. I have too many serial devices and no pins left on Arduino for UART communication. I am wondering if I can use this MCP23017 GPIO ...
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digital input pins on arduino nano with standard firmata and pyfirmata are always 'None'

I have connected pin D2 on my arduino nano to high, and tried it out with an arduino c program and it works. However, when I load standard firmata onto the the controller from the arduino IDE and try ...
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NodeMCU ESP8266

I am doing a project and using NodeMCU ESP8266. My project includes sensors for UART, I2C and 4 interrupts. I need to read the data from these sensors and get these data via microUSB in real time. ...
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Connecting an arbitrary number of pins to pin holes without soldering?

I want to avoid soldering for health reasons. I have no well-ventilated open area in my apartment. For a board/modules that have no pins but only holes, how can I connect pins to the holes without ...
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Why do ESP boards break out the SPI flash pins?

I have an ESP32 development board and a NodeMCU board here. Both breaking out the pins for the SPI flash of the ESP. These pins are mentioned in standard pinout descriptions as must/should not connect....
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Arduino doesnt seem to be reading my pin states

I seem to have an unbelievable thing. My code was working perfectly on one arduino, when i upload the same sketch to another one, it is behaving strangely, it seems like it is not reading any of my ...

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