Getting Started with Sensors

Getting Started with Sensors

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To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.The 555 timer IC (shown in Figure 27) is a multipurpose chip. You can configure it as a timed delay, an oscillator, or as a flipflop. Modes of 555 operation are: Leavethe output on for awhile (monostable). Toggle the output (bistable, also knownanbsp;...

Title:Getting Started with Sensors
Author:Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen
Publisher:Maker Media, Inc. - 2014-08-14


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