Category: arduino

  • Minecraft Server Display

    A while ago, I set up a Minecraft server here in our house, so my oldest son could play Minecraft together with his friends. They love doing that, but without turning on the computer, there was no way of knowing if anyone else was on the server. Hence, this project! The idea is that this […]

  • Using an analog panel meter

    I bought an analog panel meter from electrokit and wanted to test it using an Arduino.My meter (there are other kinds) reacts to current, from zero to 50 μA (0.00005 Amps). So to get it to show 100% (50 μA), I gave it 5 V through a 100 kΩ resistor. I used Ohms law to […]

  • DIY buttonshield

    When prototyping new Arduino gadgets, I often find the need to use a push button or two. They are quite easy to hook up to the breadboard, but it’s even easier if the buttons are already hooked up on a buttonshield! Therefore, I made a small four-button “shield” for my prototyping needs. The design is […]

  • Blinky ghost project

    I wanted to build something cool using my new PIR-sensor. At the same time, a night light I had bought for the children stopped working. It was a IKEA light that looks like a ghost and that is meant to be used as a night light for children. I took it apart, but I couldn’t fix […]

  • PIR sensor

    Just got a PIR sensor. PIR, as I understand, stands for Passive Infra Red. It’s a cool little thing that detects motion, or actually changes of infrared light. Infrared, in this case, is heat. So whenever a person, or part of a person, or perhaps an animal, or part of an animal moves infront of […]

  • Button Bouncing

    Buttons can bounce? Oh, yeah! If you’ve ever tried programming a microcontroller, you most certainly have come across the problem: buttons can bounce. This means that when you push a button, it goes from off to on, but sometimes it goes back to off again before going to on. This can happen several times within […]