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Getting Hands-on with Sensors

What good is a robot if it can’t interact with the environment around it? Sensors are the backbone of almost every electronics project as they allow your program to make decisions based on external stimuli. We’ve got sensors for all kinds...

Tags: camera moisture rtc sensor temperature ultrasonic

21 Jun 2017

How to Use Ultrasonic Sensors

ECHO…echo…echo…echo… We’ve all had fun shouting into a cave or large space and hearing our voice coming back to us at some point during our childhood. And if you’re like me, a fully grown adult who still doe...

Tags: distance measure ping sensor sonar sound ultrasonic wave

11 Jan 2017

How to use GPS with Arduino - Parse and Log NMEA Sentences

Now that you know How GPS Receivers work we can apply that understanding to some real-world application of the idea. To get going, we can use any GPS receiver, an Arduino Uno and some male-to-female Jumper cables. We've chosen to go with Adafrui...

Tags: arduino breakout gps logging parsing

8 Dec 2016

How GPS Receivers work

GPS is accurate and handy to use, so much so that we rely on it more and more every day. It's not often we take the time to learn how it works. The idea of GPS refers to a Global Positioning System; a collection of satellites in orbit above the Earth...

Tags: gps nmea receiver start times

30 Nov 2016