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How to Control a Relay with a Raspberry PI

There is a growing community of DIY’ers, and one of the things they boast of is their dexterity in accomplishing various projects. Home automation is one of the projects that you can tackle if you are part of this community. With home automation, there are several benefits you stand to gain, for example, upheld security […]

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How to Make a Syringe Pump with Arduino

You can build yourself a syringe pump and save yourself thousands of dollars. For as little as $200 and a less time, you can take it on as a DIY project. You get to control your fluids’ flow rate, depending on the projects you are working on. If, for example, you are working on 3D […]

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How to Burn a Bootloader on an Arduino Mega 2560

Arduino is convenient because you don’t need to worry about the technical aspects of programming. The major advantage of using Arduino is that it has made some of the processes less complex. .hex files, for example, may be challenging for beginners to use. In Arduino, the .hex files are in the AVR chips, so you […]

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How to Download an Arduino Library

Installing Arduino libraries enables you to access many features that you can use for your projects. You get to simplify tasks that would otherwise be very complex. You could, for example, write code from scratch or use the Add-ons available on Arduino to do it for you. The main advantage is that there are thousands […]

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How to Connect a 12V Relay Board to Arduino

A hobbyist’s mind is always running with ideas, most of which come to fruition as projects, showing off their geeky side. With technology on their side, the tasks can easily come to life and bring about new concepts. Arduino is one of the electronics platforms you can pick as a hobbyist or a tech geek […]

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How a Buzzer Works in Arduino

An Arduino buzzer is also called a piezo buzzer. It’s a tiny speaker that you can connect to an Arduino board and make it sound the tone you set. The buzzer generates sound based on the reverse of the piezoelectric effect. Buzzers are used to make beep alarms and tones. They were designed to help […]

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How to Use 7 Segment Display on Arduino

A 7-segment display is an Arduino component for electronic display used to visualize decimal numerals, which are an alternative to the more complex presentations. It’s made up of seven LEDs (hence its name), which has a rectangular arrangement. Each of the seven indicators is referred to as a segment. This is due to its ability […]

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How to Install Arduino IDE on Windows

Arduino has made it easy to build electronic projects and is very popular across the board. Even those without much experience find it convenient to use. Once you learn the fundamentals, you get access to a wide range of functionalities. Our step-by-step tutorial will provide a guide on how to install the Arduino IDE on […]

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How to Make Multiple LEDs Blink with Arduino

So you want to learn about how to cycle through different LEDs on your Arduino natively? You have come to the right place. Unleashing the power of loops and the random function in Arduino’s IDE will allow you to light up any display. Think Christmas lights, art exhibitions, displays, and much more. We will show […]

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How to Program an Arduino Pro Mini with an Uno

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to program your Arduino Pro Mini using the Arduino UNO. As the name suggests, the Pro Mini is smaller than, say, the Arduino Nano board. It is important to note that the Pro Mini does not have an onboard programmer or USB port for programming.  You […]

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