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Passive electronic component which reduces current flow in a circuit, dissipating power as heat.

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What happens to the Arduino if you don't use a resistor with an LED?

Making a blinking light seems to be one of the most common beginner projects with Arduino. A typical approach is to connect an LED + resistor (in series) to an IO pin, and connect the other end to ...
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Can two LEDs attached to different pins share their resistor?

I'm designing an Arduino style board with built-in LEDs for several of the pins. To simplify assembly of the board and save on components, I was wondering whether it would be safe for those LEDs to ...
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Digital Read Serial tutorial - calculating the resistor value

The Arduino Digital Read Serial tutorial guides you through the wiring of a simple button. My questions are centered around the resistor. Why is the resistor necessary? I think I understand this, ...
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Performance of internal vs external resistors

Is there any significant performance trade-off between buttons wired with the internal vs external pull-up/down resistors? I see a lot of tutorials demonstrating the use of external resistors when ...
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Use Higher Resistance Than Instructed in a Circuit

I'm following the "Get Started with Arduino" Guidebook, and I'm at the part where pulse width modulation (PWM) is discussed. The instructions say to create a simple circuit with a breadboard, red ...
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Resistor pull-ups for ESP8266

I'm using 4.7kOhm resistor as pullups for GPIOs 2,0,2,16, CH_PD and RESET, and also 4.7kOhm pulldown for GPIO 15. The ESP8266 boots and works fine. Would it be okay for a long shot? Should I use ...
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Importance of resistor

I'm new to Arduino and also new to electronics. I'm following the tutorial here. I'm not understanding the importance of the resistor in this schematic diagram. Can someone please help me on this?
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Stop Led's from blinking

My code: // Pin 13 has a LED connected on most Arduino boards. // give it a name: int led = 13; const int buttonPin = 2; // the setup routine runs once when you press reset: void setup() { // ...
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Why all blink tutorials use 330 ohm resistor

When I do the led calculation I found 150 ohm resistor is enough for 3mm red led. If so why all arduino tutorials, like this one, are suggesting 330 ohm resistor? I assume V = 5 Volt, diode forward ...
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Newbie Arduino DC motor problem

So I am new to Arduino and new to electronics in general. I've looked up a few tutorials and they all have a simple early tutorial that turns on a DC motor and turns it off again. Something like this: ...
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Unexpected Delay Between For Loops

I made some arduino code for leds that blink down a row and then back again, but when the program is run, there is an approximately 2 second delay in between the first for loop and the second. This is ...
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Resistors on LCD - does a small difference matter?

I recently have tried to connect an LCD to my Arduino Uno. The tutorial tells me I need a 220 Ohm resistor, but the only ones I have are 330 Ohm. Does it matter? Here's the Fritzing diagram by the ...
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Getting the DS18B20 detected and temperature read

I'm quite new with the electronics part of Arduino, but I thought that this was the basic way to get the DS18B20 temperature device hooked up. However, I can't detect it in my program using OneWire ...
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Purpose of this resistor in Arduino Nano schematic

I was looking at the Arduino Nano's schematic and noticed a resistor that seems to be pointless (RP2C on this picture). Also there is numbers 6 and 3 on it, does it mean that resistor is connected to ...
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Can I change VCC pin to 3.3V on a 5V Arduino Pro Micro?

I'm using a 5V Arduino Pro Micro (schematic). For my project, I'm using the VCC pin to output power to an external device. I need VCC to output 3.3V to the external device. Can I open jumper SJ1 to ...
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What is micro C in a circuit diagram?

This is probably a simple question but I am a beginner with these things. What does the micro C part of the circuit diagram mean? The diagram is from the datasheet of the tssp77038 IR receiver. Does ...
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What difference makes resistance of thermistors?

Following this thermistor tutorial i used 1k thermistors (and resistors) instead of 100k as in video. What difference does it make? What about 10k thermistors? Is it good idea to use 1k/10k/100k ...
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what is the importance of the resistors that connect to push buttons ? can i replace them by wires?

Please, iam a junior in arduino and i want to know what is the importance of the resistors that connect to push buttons? can i replace them by wires? thanks in advance.
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What is the minimum wattage of resistors for breadboarding with Arduino Uno?

I'd like to buy new resistors for breadboarding with my Arduino Uno. There are 0.25W, 0.4W, 0.6W, 1W, 2W, 3W, 5W, 10W resistors in the shop. What is the most suitable for this operation?
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Source power with 2 V and LED with forward voltage of 2 V

I have a source power with 2 V and 100mA. I have an LED that has a forward voltage of 2 V and a max current of 20mA. Should I use a resistor to reduce the current? I see many formulas in the internet ...
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measure +3V and -3V through resistor divider and switch on/off by digital pins

I've seen that resistor dividers can be used to read negative voltages, but I'ld like if there is a way to accomplish this with less components and having a way to turn this off. I was thinking if ...
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What is the most Inputs on An analog Pin with a specified Accuracy on the Resistors Used?

I am asking about the technique were switches and resistors in series are used on the analog pin, so it creates a voltage divider when one of the switches is pressed, it a well known technique it is ...
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Self made microphone burns Arduino

I'm very new to electrical engineering and I'm trying to read microphone input with Arduino Nano. I've made a separate microphone module (based on this example) and plugged it into Arduino like this: ...
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How can I tell the resistance of an internal pull-up resistor?

I have a SparkFun ESP8266 Thing Dev board, to which I want to perform a digitalRead() on one of the GPIO ports. I'm using D15, and I'm configuring it for input like this pinMode(15, INPUT_PULLUP); ...
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Why does the transistor burn out

I have an arduino uno which turns on a water pump (12V, 3.6W) once every 10 hours for a few minutes (I've followed this tutorial on how to connect the water pump). To turn on the water pump I used a ...
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How to select which resistor is required for my curcuit to reduce voltage

I am trying to connect arduino and esp8266 as like this I know arduino runs at 5V and RX of ESP8266 should not have voltage more than 3.5V. If you see my diagram there voltage is large than need on ...
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does INPUT_PULLUP uses power?

When using a digital pin as input, one has the option of using the internal arduino resistor, which is connected to VCC; that is setting the digital pin as INPUT_PULLUP, and then the pin reads HIGH. ...
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digitalPin giving lower voltage than Vcc

I am using an ATTINY88 for a project that requires to turn on an LED. Right now I am using pin PA1(ADC7/PCINT25). I noted, however, that when the pin is ON, I get about half the voltage that is ...
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Use LDR with 220 ohm resistor

I have read many tutorials on LDR(Light dependent resistor) with Arduino which includes a 10 kilo ohm resistor but can i use it with 220 ohm resistor or even without resistor.
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10k ohm Potentiometer vs 10k ohm Resistor on LCD Display

I'm trying to use a LCD Display with my Arduino, but I don't have a potentiometer and all of the guides I find always require one, usually a 10k ohm potentiometer. The point is that I'm not very good ...
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Which side should I connect the resistor on?

I understand that when connecting an LED and a resistor in series; the resistor can be placed on any side of the LED as the current will remain same in a series connection. Please correct me if I'm ...
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What does the datasheet information for a switch mean?

I'm clueless when it comes to the information on datasheets for switches. When I see a datasheet for LEDs or servos, I'm used to seeing a fairly straightforward call out for the required volts and ...
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Setting a Pin to HIGH to simulate a button with a “pull up” resistor

in the below Fritzing diagram, I have a button that has a pull-up resistor, which when pressed, sets the GPIO Pin 23 to HIGH. On the Raspberry Pi, when the button is released, the GPIO goes LOW. The ...
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Why does current flow along a wire instead of a resistor right next to it? [closed]

I am having trouble understanding exactly what is going on in a circuit where when a button is pressed an LED goes on. Also, I have the Arduino UNO. The schematic can be seen at: 2:36 of this video: ...
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Arduino Uno with 6x 5V solenoids + 9V battery - Not enough power?

I have 6 5V solenoids connected to an Arduino Uno, each of them with a TIP120 transistor, diode and resistor. Exactly like https://core-electronics.com.au/tutorials/solenoid-control-with-arduino.html ...
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Sanity check for dual IR LED circuit [closed]

If the intent is to drive the two LED's with 200-400mA (using PWM @ 38Hz), is there anything wrong with this solution? Perhaps this is a better solution, as it ensures the current is exactly the same ...
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8Ω speaker, what resistor values to use?

I want to connect 2 speakers of 8 ohm to 2 (different) pins of the Arduino. However, for this example one speaker is enough. I came across a lot of circuits without or with a single resistor which on ...
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Resistors/capacitor used in connecting 23LC1024 SRAM 1 Mbit

Yesterday I received by 23LC1024 SRAM with 1 Mbit memory. I tried to search for some libraries and ways how to connect it. So I searched around on internet first for the connections and saw some ...
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Why do we need this resistor? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of it and on what bases its value is calcuated in ohms ?
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How to use Honeywell NBP Series Sensor with Arduino

I am trying to use a HONEYWELL NBPDANN100PAUNV Pressure Sensor. I found an example here http://www.circuitstoday.com/interfacing-pressure-sensor-arduino As this example says as instrumentation ...
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Formula for current through shift register

Hi I am programmer that just started learning electronics and Arduino. I built this simple circuit on Autodesk Circuits earlier. Originally I used 220 ohm resistors. Then when I ran the simulation ...
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Why have resistor at end of circuit cycle if GND dissipates final energy?

The first challenge on the Arduino Uno manual is to make a closed circuit with a button and LED. The voltage is provided by the 5V pin (non IO), connected by wire to (+) on the bus (breadboard). The ...
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Would a 100KΩ resistor connected to ground pull an open analog line down to 0

I have a project that has a photoresistor wired into a voltage divider and connected through a 3.5mm “stereo mini plug”. When nothing is in the mini plug, the analog line is an open circuit, and ...
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Preforming impedance termination for UART Communication (TX and RX) pins

I need two Arduino devices (Arduino Mega and Nano) to communicate with each other via UART. The two Arduino devices are long distance apart from each other. The distance is 1.5 meters. The Arduino 1 ...
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Powering arduino sensors - what resistor should I use?

Recently I have asked a question, why my sensors do not work on external power supply (link). I have found out, that I was limiting the current too much with the resistors. I have tried using two ...
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Reading 4 to 20ma pressure sensor using uno

I have a OsiSense™ XMLP pressure sensor that I want to read from my Arduino uno. This is the circuit I am looking at building for measure 4 to 20 milliamp. I've read online to find out how to build ...
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Multiple I2C BREAKOUTS with pull-up resistors doesn't work [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Now it works fine but the as soon as I add the GY-521 module (hardware not software), it starts sending me crapy info Project uses: Arduino Pro Mini as brain FTDI as a programmer GY-521 ...
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Do all pins of Arduino Uno output 5V?

I am currently working on a project which uses PIR motion sensor and 5V relay. Since you might be familiar that both the motion sensor and the relay requires a 5V connection. My problem is, I don't ...
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Multiple I2C slave devices on Arduino - Pull-up values

This question is asked a lot and I've found many usable details on different forums regarding adding pull-up resistors on SDA/SCL lines. I know that only one resistor should be added on these lines ...
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Does blinking an LED with no resistor for a few seconds harm my Arduino?

I am new to Arduino and I just made my first LED blink. I connected the LED to ground and digital pin 13 without resistance (for only a few seconds). Does this harm my Arduino? Hilmi