Questions tagged [safety]

The safety tag is for the well-being of the people and objects around you, and yourself.

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How do I replace a burnt atmega328 with a new atmega328(bootloaded) in arduino?

I have an arduino UNO with atmega 328 whose microcontroller got burnt. I bought a new atmega328. I have another working arduino with atmega8. I followed the instructions in http://arduino.cc/en/...
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How to prevent breaking my Arduino by mistake?

What is the best practice to make my Arduino circuit more robust against prototyping mistakes (like shorting pins)? I don't want the controller to release its blue magic smoke while experimenting with ...
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Reasons why it is not OK to connect a relay directly from an Arduino digital pin

After looking into various schematics on controlling a relay via an Arduino, I have noticed that, most of the time, transistors are used to switch the separate supply into the relay coil rather than ...
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How cold or hot can my Arduino Uno get?

The Arduino Uno Page doesn't say the temperatures that it can operate in. I'm thinking about placing it outdoors. How can I make sure my Arduino Uno is safe in weather that can reach -20 to 105 ...