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Gen
22

Measuring a water tank level

arduino, HC-SR04, Test/Measurements, water tank Commenti disabilitati su Measuring a water tank level 

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by PeterHaban @ makechronicles.com:

I made a water level sensor a little while a go to measure the water level in my underground rainwater harvesting tank. Thanks to the Jubilee I found time to finally setup the first part of my Arduino/Xbee wireless sensor network and the first sensor node was also meant to read from this water level sensor. I was somewhat surprised when it only returned 0s so I went and had a closer look. How the slug got into the enclosure is still a mystery to me… but looking at the bright side (after the uncontrolled swearing) I now had a reason to build a much better water level sensor

Measuring a water tank level - [Link]

Gen
10

Temperature Data Logger

arduino, datalogger, temperature, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Temperature Data Logger 

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by Husham Samir @ instructables.com:

A temperature data logger, is a portable measurement device that is able to recording temperature over a defined period of time automatically. The data can be retrieved and viewed after it has been recorded. In this device the temperature will record every one minutes in CSV file.

Temperature Data Logger - [Link]

Dic
30

Arduino Ultrasonic Anemometer

anemometer, arduino, Test/Measurements, ultrasonic Commenti disabilitati su Arduino Ultrasonic Anemometer 

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by lfaessler @ soldernerd.com:

My aim is to build an ultrasonic anemometer based on a Arduino Uno board. Now what’s an anemometer? That’s just a fancy name for a wind meter. I want to be able to measure both wind speed and wind direction with high accuracy. Most wind meters are of the cup or vane variety. They turn wind into mechanical motion and then measure that motion to calculate wind speed and possibly direction. An ultrasonic anemometer on the other hand sends and receives ultrasonic pulses and measures the time-of-flight. From the time-of-flight (or the time difference, depending on your approach) you can then calculate the wind speed in a given direction. Add a second pair of senders and receivers at a 90-degree angle and you get both wind speed and direction.

Arduino Ultrasonic Anemometer - [Link]

Dic
22

Networked Cosmic Ray Detector: Feel Radiation on your Fingertips

arduino, gamma ray, Radiation, RFduino, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Networked Cosmic Ray Detector: Feel Radiation on your Fingertips 

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by physicsenthusiast:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a device that lets you feel radiation in your vicinity on your fingertips, and, if tuned well, feel cosmic rays passing through your hands. You will build it starting only with Geiger Muller tubes, fairly standard electronics components, and RFDuinos. The basic steps are to create a high voltage supply in which to suspend your tubes, process pulses from your tubes and feed them into an RFduino, and then use RFduino’s GZL library to radio events to a glove with vibrating motors attached to the fingertips. (RFDuino also makes it very easy to read data into an iPhone app, if you feel like going further).

Networked Cosmic Ray Detector: Feel Radiation on your Fingertips - [Link]

Dic
17

Arduino-based inductance meter

arduino, capacitor, inductance, LCR, resistor, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Arduino-based inductance meter 

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Lukas of Soldernerd built a DIY Arduino-based inductance meter:

I’ve just finished a little Arduino project. It’s a shield for the Arduino Uno that lets you measure inductance. This is a functionality that I found missing in just about any digital multi meter. Yes, there are specialized LCR meters that let you measure inductance but they typically won’t measure voltages or currents. So I had to build my inductance meter myself.

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Arduino-based inductance meter - [Link]

Dic
11

Quick & Easy Temperature Loggers

arduino, DS1307, DS18B20, logger, sd card, temperature, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Quick & Easy Temperature Loggers 

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by jazzycamel:

I work as a software developer for a biology lab where my day job consists of creating applications to deal with big data visualisation. Recently however one of my colleagues had the need to take regular temperature measurements form a range of jars of liquids over quite an extended period. The commercial available solutions to achieve this are expensive and surprisingly lacking in features. So, as a dedicated hacker and maker, I immediately stepped in an said we could make something better ourselves. So we did. And this is how.

Quick & Easy Temperature Loggers - [Link]

Ott
27

Arduino solar charge controller and energy monitor

arduino, charging, Energy, monitor, PWM, solar, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Arduino solar charge controller and energy monitor 

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by deba168 @ instructables.com:

One year ago, I began building my own solar system to provide power for my village house.Initially I made a LM317 based charge controller and an Energy meter for monitoring the system.Finally I made PWM charge controller.In April-2014 I posted my PWM solar charge controller designs on the web,it became very popular. Lots of people all over the world have built their own. So many students have made it for their college project by taking help from me.I got several mails every day from people with questions regarding hardware and software modification for different rated solar panel and battery. A very large percentage of the emails are regarding the modification of charge controller for a 12Volt solar system.

Arduino solar charge controller and energy monitor - [Link]

Set
13

Data logger handles four thermocouples

arduino, datalogger, kickstarter, MicoSD, temperature, Test/Measurements, Thermocouple Commenti disabilitati su Data logger handles four thermocouples 

Charles Edward Pax has announced that the T400 temperature datalogger is now being offered on Kickstarter!

The Pax Instruments T400 datalogger is an open source four-channel thermocouple temperature datalogger based on the Arduino™ Leonardo platform. It is ready to use out of the box with the features you want most. Measurements can be logged to MicoSD card, printed to serial port, and graphed. The T400 is a great tool for anything from live thermal process monitoring in the lab to long-term environmental data collection in the field.

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Data logger handles four thermocouples - [Link]

Apr
26

Turn your Arduino board into a digital multimeter with this shield

arduino, instructable, multimeter, shield, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Turn your Arduino board into a digital multimeter with this shield 

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Raj @ embedded-lab.com writes:

Here is an instructable that describes a DIY shield which would convert your Arduino board into a multifunctional digital multimeter. This shield can be used with “Arduino” UNO und Duemilanove boards, and can display the measurements on a 16X2 character LCD and/or on the serial monitor window on PC. This digital multimeter Arduino shield has the following features:voltmeter ranges : 0-10V; 0-30V; 0-100V ampmeter range : 0-500mA ohmmeter ranges : 0-1KOhm, 0-250KOhm diode, LED, continuity tester LED functionality tester transistor Beta meter.

Turn your Arduino board into a digital multimeter with this shield - [Link]

Apr
23

Make a Mini Arduino programmable 4 channel DC-DVM

ADC, arduino, DVM, multimeter, Test/Measurements Commenti disabilitati su Make a Mini Arduino programmable 4 channel DC-DVM 

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This Instructable will teach you how to use the Arduino Analog ports. johnag @ instructables.com writes:

Digital Voltmeters (DVMs) are a special case of Analog to Digital converters- A/DCs.- they measure voltage – and are usually a function of a general purpose instrument called a Digital Multimeter( DMMs), commonly used to measure voltages in labs and in the field. DMMs display the measured voltage using LCDs or LEDs to display the result in a floating point format. They are an instrument of choice for voltage measurements in all kinds of situations. This instructable will show you how to use the Arduino as a DC DVM (Direct Current Digital Volt Meter).

Make a Mini Arduino programmable 4 channel DC-DVM - [Link]



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