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Breadboard with temperature sensor, display and Raspberry Pi Pico

Tutorial: build a connected temperature sensor with a Raspberry Pi Pico W

In this tutorial you learn to build a temperature sensor and connect it via Bluetooth with an App. It uses a DHT11 temperature & humidity sensor and Bluetooth communication with your phone. For this we will use a Raspberry Pi Pico W, the Wireless edition of the Pico. It consists of the following steps: This … Continue reading Tutorial: build a connected temperature sensor with a Raspberry Pi Pico W

Sensor with separate header pins

Using the VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor

This short tutorial introduces the VL53L1X Time-of-Flight (ToF ) distance sensor. For more tutorials on distance sensors, including various applications, look here. You can buy this sensor here. If you bought it like this: You will first have to solder the header pins. Connect the sensor Because the sensor uses I2C its wiring is simple: … Continue reading Using the VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor

Tutorial: build a distance sensor with a Raspberry Pi Pico and CircuitPython

In a previous tutorial “build a distance sensor with an alarm” we used an Arduino Nano (coded in a C-variant). Now, we will do the same with a Raspberry Pi Pico and CircuitPython, a version of Python which runs on microcontrollers. If you are more interested in programming the Pico with the Arduino IDE (in … Continue reading Tutorial: build a distance sensor with a Raspberry Pi Pico and CircuitPython

Tutorial: Create a gamecontroller for the catch-the-ball game

In this tutorial, we are going to create a gamecontroller which can control the game using movements. By tilting the gamecontroller, you can control the movement of the basket. We will extend the game made in the previous tutorial. Carrying out the assignment Realizing the gamecontroller can be done in 2 ways: Using the MPU-6050 Accelerometer … Continue reading Tutorial: Create a gamecontroller for the catch-the-ball game

Tutorial: build a connected temperature sensor

Introduction to Arduino and programming . Practicals which use this tutorial have an introductory presentation (pdf). We will build a temperature sensor in this tutorial and connect it with an App. It uses an DHT11 temperature & humidity sensor and Bluetooth communication with a phone. We use a BLE-Nano here, but you can also use a regular Arduino … Continue reading Tutorial: build a connected temperature sensor

Tutorial: build a distance sensor with an alarm

Introduction to Arduino and programming . There is also a “quick walk-through video” of this tutorial. My practicals which use this tutorial have an introductory presentation (pdf). We will build a distance meter in this tutorial. It uses an ultrasonic distance sensor to sense the distance to an object nearby. It consist of the following steps: … Continue reading Tutorial: build a distance sensor with an alarm

Create a stand-alone Java App that displays info from a connected sensor

This article assumes you have already some experience in creating Java Apps. For instance if you have done the first 2 lectures of the course Application Development. You should also have prepared the DHT temperature/humidity sensor and have a working sketch for it (eg. by completing step 1 and 2 of practical assignment 2 of … Continue reading Create a stand-alone Java App that displays info from a connected sensor

Create a connected distance sensor with an ESP32 module

This short tutorial introduces the ESP32 module (a Lolin32 Lite) and connects an HC-SR04 Ultrasonic sensor. The entire prototype will be powered by a battery and sent its data to a webserver via Wifi. It is assumed you have installed the Arduino IDE and have some basic understanding of using electronics and wiring a breadboard. Although in … Continue reading Create a connected distance sensor with an ESP32 module

Using an Optical (IR) sensor with Arduino

This short tutorial introduces the Optical (infrared) distance sensor (Sharp GP2Y0A21YK0F). It is assumed you have installed the Arduino IDE and have some basic understanding of using electronics and wiring a breadboard. If you want to learn more or if anything is unclear, check out this extensive tutorial. Although in this example we use a display, you can … Continue reading Using an Optical (IR) sensor with Arduino