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1.3" I2C OLED with Arduino and ESP8266

Wiring diagram of 1.3" I2C OLED and NodeMCU

Last time, I featured the 0.96” OLED display and how to use with an Arduino microcontroller. If that screen was too small, you can try upgrading to a slightly larger 1.3” display. This tutorial aims to guide you on how to use the 1.3” OLED with popular microcontroller boards such …

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Getting Started with WeMos D1 Mini

WeMos D1 Mini

The WeMos D1 Mini is part of the WeMos D1 family of development boards that feature the popular ESP8266 WiFi chip. If you have just purchased this board, then you’re on the right page. This WeMos D1 Mini tutorial will show how to start programming with this device.

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Using the Grove Gesture Sensor

Grove gesture sensor

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could control something by just waving your hands? Well, this is what the grove gesture sensor does. In this post, I will show you how to use this sensor with an Arduino and create a simple gesture control project.

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How to Use Lookup Tables in PIC Assembly

Lookup Tables with PIC

Programming a microcontroller in assembly languages takes time and to reduce that time, embedded systems engineers often have tricks up their sleeves. One of those tricks is the use of lookup tables. In this post, I will share how I use lookup tables in assembly language for PIC microcontrollers.

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Get Orientation with Arduino and MPU6050

Arduino MPU6050

The MPU6050 is a six-axis gyroscope and accelerometer in one package. With its easy-to-use breakout board, it became one of the more popular sensors for the Arduino platform. This article looks into this sensor and teaches how to use it to determine the orientation of an object.

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A Better Arduino Color Sensor using TCS230

Last time, I showed how easy it is to detect colors using the Pixy2 camera. However, the camera’s price might be too expensive for some. Luckily, there is a much cheaper option to implement an Arduino color sensor. The color sensor I’m referring to is the TCS230 (and equivalent TCS3200) …

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