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Introduction to the Arduino – What is Arduino?

Do not know what is an Arduino? Check out this guide which covers everything you need to know about the Arduino from what is it, what can it do to the various types of Arduino.

Arduino Kit – What Is Inside and What Can You Do With It?

Interested in coding, electronics, and Arduino? Well, an Arduino starter kit will be one of the best ways to dive into electronics and coding by gearing you up with all the necessary components in a single package. However, you may be facing difficulty as you have just seen all the starter kits and there are just so many electric components inside that you have never seen before.

No worries! As through this guide, we are going to breakdown every electronic component and its function you are going to find inside an Arduino kit!

Arduino Communication Peripherals: UART, I2C and SPI

UART, I2C and SPI. They are one of the most common and basic hardware communication peripherals that makers and electricians use in microcontroller development. Similarly, for the Arduino, they contain UART, I2C and SPI peripheral too.

For Arduino users, it would not be long before you have to switch from its digital and analog pins to using its onboard communication peripherals as digital and analog pins can only do so much for you. Learn all about them through this guide!

Arduino UNO Alternatives – Which Microcontroller to buy?

Want to get started with coding, electronics or the Arduino? Most people will naturally recommend the Arduino UNO to get started due to its various features and functions. In addition, they are also commonly used within makers and well documented which makes it suitable for beginners with many tutorials available.

However, feel that the Arduino UNO price is slightly higher or interested in other models or alternatives? No worries as here are some Arduino UNO alternatives!

Raspberry Pi or Arduino – Which is Best for IoT Home Solutions?

We have growing numbers of requests about IoT home solutions since customers are not satisfied with existing solutions, which are either too expensive or cannot satisfy specific requirements. A lot of makers customize their own IoT home solutions with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and in this article, we will compare these two platforms in regards to their suitability in the IoT home.

Arduino Serial Monitor Tutorial: Basics and Alternatives to Try

We all know about the Arduino IDE; the development environment of Arduino, with a feature that helps users debug sketches and control your device from your computer’s keyboard. But, for this feature to work, it requires The Serial Monitor, a separate pop-up window that receives and sends serial data for communication.

Want to debug your Arduino software sketches and view data sent by a working sketch? Find out more through this tutorial!

15 Arduino Modules and Projects for Beginners

Here are 15 grove modules that we personally love! Have fun with these “plug and play” buddies. No soldering, no jumper wires, no jitters. Simple, easy, and fast.

Together, we have included projects which you can do with the modules too for you to get started on!

Step-by-Step Tutorial: Simple IoT Solution to Collect Environmental Data

Want to collect environmental data around you? Why not try this simple project using the Arduino with step by step instructions!

Arduino Leonardo Guide – Overview and UNO Comparison

Released years ago, the Arduino Leonardo is an ATmega32U4 microcontroller board that was somehow disregarded by most people. Iterations and older boards like the Arduino Uno caught more attention instead.

Despite being under the radar to most people, the Arduino Leonardo still packs significant performance advantages over the Uno which begs the question why isn’t it as popular? The answer to this will be revealed in a detailed comparison through this guide.

ATMEGA2560 – Features, Comparisons, and Arduino MEGA Review

You may have heard about the Arduino UNO which uses ATMEGA328p chip but what about the Arduino MEGA 2560 which uses the ATMEGA2560 chip?

Atmega2560, commonly found in the Arduino Mega 2560 as its main microcontroller. It’s an AVR RISC-based microcontroller that executes powerful instructions in a single clock cycle. This allows it to strike a fine balance between power consumption and processing speed. Find out more about the ATMEGA2560 through this guide!

Getting Started With Arduino Motors – DC, Stepper, Servo Motor

When using the Arduino, there are many projects and things that you can do with it and one of them includes driving a motor! Through this tutorial, we will be focusing on the 3 basic motors that you can drive with the Arduino which are the DC motor, Servo motor, and Stepper motor.

Dummies Guide on Driving a 28BYJ-48 Stepper Motor with a ULN2003 Driver Board and Arduino

The 28BYJ-48 stepper motor is widely used to control a myriad of common devices we see every day. From blinds, car side mirror tilts and DVD players to security cameras and precise control machines, stepper motors are closer to us than we actually think.

Through this tutorial, you will learn how to drive a 28BYJ-48 stepper motor together with the Arduino.

Build Your Own Robot Car: Choosing the Right Motor-Driver

Building your own robot car? You have just selected your motor, now what else do you need? Motor Drivers! Through this guide, you will learn about the motor driver and pick the right one to drive your Robot car!

Best 20+ Arduino Shields You Should Try

In this guide, we will introduce over 20 most useful Arduino shields to help you expand the capabilities of your Arduino to make more projects!

Arduino Wifi Modules: Which one to use?

When it comes to Wifi Modules for the Arduino, there are a variety of them. So which one do you use? Through this guide, you will find out which Wifi Module will best fit your project!

Best LED For Your Arduino Projects

With so many types of LEDs out in the market, how do you pick one that suits your Arduino project the most? No worries, as we have come up with a guide to help you pick the right LED for your project!

Which Temperature Sensor to Pick For Your Arduino Project?

With many temperature sensors with different features and functions out in the market, it is hard to pick which temperature sensor that will fit your Arduino project the best. No worries, as by the end of this guide you will learn about the various temperature sensors functions, applications, accuracy, temperature range, and many more!

All about distance sensors: Types and Selection guide for makers

Types Of Distance Sensor and How To Select One?

When it comes to distance sensors, there are many types; ultrasonic, IR proximity, laser distance, etc. and selecting the right one for your next Arduino project could be a tough task to handle. Hence, today we’ll be looking at the plethora of distance sensors, its types, and answering which one is best suited for you!

Arduino GPS Modules: Which one to use? Guide and Comparisons

You’re probably familiar with GPS as the ones that give you directional information through your phone, car, or on your preferred maps app. However, have you wondered what goes into it and how do these modules give you an accurate position anytime, anywhere? In addition there a few GPS modules out there, which one should you use? Find out through this guide!

All about Proximity Sensors: Which type to use?

Inductive, Capacitive, Ultrasonic, IR? These are the common types of proximity sensors used today for varying applications, ranging from Andriod and iPhone proximity sensing, to distance measurement, object detection, with Arduino. Hence, picking one that’s easily connectable, accurate, and reliable is very much important for fulfilling your intended usages.

In this guide, I’ll cover the various proximity sensor types, its uses, and price, with recommendations to make your decision an easier one!

20 Best Arduino Nano Projects That You Must Try In 2019!

Using an Arduino Nano? Here are 20 Arduino Nano Projects that you must try in 2019!

What is HMI? – Introduction to Human Machine Interface with Nextion

HMI also known as Human Machine Interface, is a display that allows the user to control and monitor their machines. One common example of an HMI would be an ATM machine where a user will use the screen and buttons to withdraw or deposit money. Through this guide, you will learn about HMI displays together with a few Arduino Projects to get started!

LoRa and LoRaWAN for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Need to send data back-and-forth over a long-range but do not wish to spend money to invest in a Wi-Fi setup on routers, access points and also network security programs?

Why not try LoRa! Through this tutorial, you will learn all about LoRa and LoRaWAN and how to get started with the Arduino!

RFID – How does it work and How to use it with the Arduino

RFID, short for Radio-Frequency Identification, is used in many industries. For example, an RFID tag can be used to attached or implanted in almost everything where it is then used for identification and tracking purposes.

Learn about RFID and how to use it with the Arduino through this tutorial!

Introducing PN532 NFC RFID with Arduino Guide

PN532 is an NFC RFID module, popular in enabling your mobile payment, Arduino NFC capabilities, and serves as a tool for other communications in your smartphone! It can be found embedded in modules, that allow for easy pairing with your Arduino projects!

Learn about NFC and also how to use it with Arduino with this tutorial!

How PIR Motion Sensor Works with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Want to implement motion sensors into your Arduino Project? Why not consider the PIR motion sensor? Through the tutorial, you will find out how the PIR motion sensor works with the Arduino together with other useful information on the PIR motion sensor!

Which Arduino Motion Sensor to Use – Microwave or PIR sensor?

When it comes to motion sensors, there are many varieties when it comes to motion sensors like the PIR and microwave sensor so what are their differences and which one to use for your projects? After this guide, you will find out!

Arduino Tutorial: Using DS1307 RTC with Arduino

Do you want to maintain hours, minutes and seconds, as well as, day, month and year information for your Arduino Project? Well then using an RTC (Real Time Clock), will be for you! Learn how to use an RTC with Arduino with this tutorial!

IR Proximity Sensor for Easy Arduino Distance Measuring

Proximity sensors are commonly used today alongside Arduino for many applications, ranging from distance measurement, object detection, to heat emission measurement. Hence, picking one that’s easily connectable, accurate, and reliable is very much important for fulfilling your intended usages.

Through this guide, we will recommend a SHARP proximity sensor and you will learn how to connect it with your Arduino for a plethora of applications too!

Arduino & Ultrasonic Sensor Based Distance Measurement

Want to use an Ultrasonic distance sensor with your Arduino? Learn how ultrasonic works together with the Arduino and how to connect it with the Arduino through this guide!

nrf24l01 arduino guide

NRF24L01 Transceiver: Getting Started, Arduino Guide

NRF24L01+, a popular 2.4GHz RF wireless Transceiver Module among Arduino Users. Regarded highly for its cost to performance ratio, it features specs that’s one of the best in its league. This guide aims to explain what it’s capable of, alongside an NRF24L01 Arduino Guide.

NRF51822 BLE Module: Getting Started and Arduino Compatability

Powering wireless applications is made easy with the NRF51822, a multiprotocol SoC with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and 2.4GHz transceiver. Its ultra-low power and support for proprietary protocols make it good for BLE solutions.

When it comes to BLE solutions, there are two forms; Chip Solutions and Module Solutions. However, many Bluetooth SoC manufacturers don’t offer modules based on their chips. Through this guide, you will be learning about a module that integrates the nRF51822 alongside getting started with it.

Introduction to CAN BUS and How to use it with Arduino

Ever heard of CAN-BUS but do not understand or know what it means? No worries, as through this tutorial, we will cover all about CAN-BUS from what is it, how it works to how to get started with CAN-BUS with the Arduino.

Getting started with fingerprint sensor: Arduino & Raspberry Pi

Looking to get started on an optical biometric fingerprint sensor for your Arduino Projects? Here at Seeed, we offer a fingerprint sensor module that not only does that, but it’s priced affordably as well! Learn more about this Fingerprint sensor and how to use it with the Arduino with this tutorial!

Guide to serial communication, RS232 vs TTL

RS232 VS TTL: Beginner Guide to Serial Communication

Serial communication is a way for data transmission over long distances. Commonly associated with RS232 and TTL serial, it enables Arduino and other microcontrollers to communicate with your computer or other serial devices.

Though technology has advanced and we currently have faster means of data transfer such as USB, serial communication is still widely seen and applicable in our lives. Learn more about serial communication through this guide!

What is RS232 and How to get started

Interested in the RS232 and how to use it with the Arduino? Find out through this tutorial!

What is RS485 and its difference between RS232?

Besides the RS232, there is also another serial communication method for computers and devices similar to the RS232 which is the RS485? What is it and what is the difference between the RS232? Find out through this guide!

Getting started with MPU-9250, Arduino Guide

The MPU-9250 is a 9-axis MEMS sensor from InvenSense®. It’s Arduino compatible, making motion-tracking measurements simple. Compatibility aside, it’s a high performing device with low power consumption and a significantly smaller form factor as compared to its previous successor MPU-9150.

This guide will help you get started with the MPU-9250, alongside how to hook it up with an Arduino.

VL53L0X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor: Arduino Guide to Get Started

VL53L0X, a Time-of-Flight distance sensor, measuring distance with Arduino like no other! The VL53L0X sensor houses ST FlightsenseTM patented technology alongside leading-edge SPAD array in the smallest package of laser-ranging modules in the market! Get started with it and the Arduino through this guide.

What is Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and how to pick one?

With the increasing popularity of MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope sensors for Arduino motion sensing, many are considering picking one up to kickstart their next project. However, with a plethora of options available, selecting one that’s suitable may be a tough task to handle.

Before scrambling and worrying about how do I pick an accelerometer and gyroscope, you’ll first need to know the differences between both. Learn about the accelerometer and the gyroscope and their differences through this guide!

LSM303 Accelerometer: Arduino, Raspberry Pi Guide to Get Started

Looking for a 3-axis accelerometer that’s easily pairable with your Arduino and has a magnetometer (compass) onboard? The LSM303 based Grove 6-Axis Accelerometer&Compass v2 does just that!

This guide will cover the LSM303 Accelerometer and showing you how to connect the LSM303 to an Arduino and Raspberry Pi. All to help you get started!

Getting Started with SAMD21 Arduino

Looking for a powerful microcontroller as an alternative to the Arduino? Why not consider the ATSAMD21 which can be programmed by the Arduino IDE? Check out the SAMD21 through this tutorial and how to get started with it!

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December 2019