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Micro:bit Temperature and Humidity Sensing

The Micro:bit has the ability to measure temperature by sensing the temperature of the silicon die inside the main CPU. This works because the Micro:bit runs cold, and the temperature of the CPU is usually a good approximation of ambient te...

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30 Jan 2019

Micro:bit Light and UV Sensing

Every Micro:bit has the ability to measure visible light, but what about UV light? Imagine that you are growing a plant on the window sill in a well-lit room. Does your plant have enough light? Plants need UV light to photosynthesize energy, som...

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11 Jan 2019

Micro:bit Soil Moisture Sensor

The Micro:bit is great for small portable projects like a soil moisture sensor. In this tutorial, we will walk through how to program a Micro:bit to make a reliable and consistent soil moisture sensor that will give consistent readings. The goal of t...

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21 Dec 2018

Natural Disaster Sensor Project for Micro:bit

The Micro:bit is a feature-packed development board that’s perfect for the classroom or the beginner programmer. Each Micro:bit has a built-in radio that can transmit and receive signals sent from other Micro:bits. The radio has a range of up t...

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9 Jul 2018

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...

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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...

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11 Jan 2017

Temperature Sensing with Particle

If you’re looking for a platform to create your ideal data-logger, then look no further than Particle. Whether it be that you want to build a weather station, or a movement detection system, thanks to Particle’s 3G and Wi-Fi boards, you c...

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21 Dec 2016

Remote Sensing with Particle Electron

Hey guys, how much fun are microcontrollers? They’re your own miniature slave to do your bidding in whatever way you choose, however as fun and all as using them to do math and crunching numbers, the real joy is seeing them interact with the ou...

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23 Sep 2016

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