Introduction to the Arduino by Clive G4NAQ
Following a talk at the club and some interest from members this page shows details of the talk on Friday 18th Nov 2016 along with code (sketches) relating to the four demonstrations. The presentation slides cover the following topics: -
- What is a microcontroller?
- What is an Arduino?
- Current Models of Arduino
- Sensors / Shields
- Arduino Development Environment
- Programming the Arduino
- Compiling Sketches
- Demonstration Projects
- A Club Project
- Amateur Radio and the Arduino
- Useful Books & Links
The slides from the talk can be downloaded here: - Introduction to the Arduino Microcontroller
The demonstration projects were written to highlight how you work with simple code to make useful projects either radio related or for in the home. Project code has been made available as PDF file and as an INO file if you want to use it with the Arduino IDE or other editor. No guarantees are provided with this code and feel free to modify it or advise me of coding issues!
Project 1 - Temperature & Humidity Sensor
This is the basis of what could be used as a weather station but just using 1 dual function sensor. To complete this project you would need to add additional sensors which typically are all part of the kits available today and add a display to make it self contained.
The demonstration showed this working with an Arduino Nano which is one of the smaller boards but still has sufficient capacity to support this type of project.
Project 2 - House Alarm PIR Sensor
Project 3 - Morse Code Tutor