Category Archives: arduino

Projects related to the arduino microcontroller platform.

Arduino Home Automation Projects – Book

Arduino Home Automation Projects, written by Marco Schwartz and available here is an Arduino book filled with great Arduino projects that are completable and can be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned hobbyist alike. It provides a great stockpile of information and really digest the info from the community and makes it available in a compact easy to read form.

Book Cover

This Arduino projects book provides schematics, photographs and code for all the projects, it also includes links for online stores where the components can be bought. This makes it easy to get the projects up and running quickly.

This good Arduino book is also timely as the projects it contains fits well into the new and hot Internet Of Things (IOT) concept

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Arduino Bluetooth Temperature Sensor

This Arduino bluetooth temperature sensor measures the temperature via the DS18B20 integrated digital temperature sensor and makes it available via bluetooth, creating a kind of remote temperature monitor. The temperature reading is then transmitted via the Arduino’s serial port (pin 0 and pin 1) to the Arduino bluetooth module. An assembled view of this bluetooth temperature sensor is shown in figure 1 and the system block diagram in figure 2.

AssembledKitFigure 1: Bluetooth Temperature Sensor, Battery Powered

The DS18B20 digital temperature sensor is a three pin integrated sensor that provides  Continue reading

XML for Arduino Sensor Data

If the things in the internet of things (IOT) are viewed as providing web services then the developed protocols and standards for online web services can be implemented on embedded devices, like the Arduino and allow for seamless integration with other web apps. Two standout methods for accessing and providing web services are REST and XML. REST is used to issue the ‘command’ to the web service and can be as simple as a URL. XML can be used to represent the information that the service provides and is an easily machine readable format.
To demonstrate this concept a simple application was developed using the arduino platform
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