arduino digital input

How pinMode, digitalWrite and digitalRead Work

I believe what makes Arduino popular is how it makes microcontrollers easier to use. I remember the time when I have to spent hours coding a project and then spend money on programming hardware. Arduino has its limitations, but the platform helps create tons of electronic projects even for non-engineers. …

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Arduino clap switch for RGB

Clap Switch for RGB LEDs using Arduino

Introduction This week’s Arduino project is a classic one and ideal for beginners. Here I will be showing how to build a simple clap switch for a RGB LED strip. Basically, a microphone captures the sound of the clap and converts it to a voltage. The Arduino processes that voltage …

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MQ-135 breakout board

MQ-135 Air Quality Sensor Tutorial

The MQ-135 “air quality” sensor is part of the MQ series of gas sensors that uses a chemical sensitive element. The resistance of such element varies when exposed to certain gases. The MQ-135 is sensitive to multiple gases including Benzene, Acetone, Alcohol and Ammonium.

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