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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Ultrasonic Radar

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Ultrasonic Radar

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RADAR-TEST-04-04-2018

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Maker, MakerED, Coding | Ultrasonic Radar

On previous blog post I discovered “Processing Software” and I was such impressed about hat I was looking to find some other Coding tutorials with Arduino which use it; so I discovered this one using an Ultrasonic Sensor (HC-SR04) and a servo motor. As I had bought already a “Sensor-Kit“, please check my blog post,  First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36 so I have the necessary parts…

Please check the video tutorial below, to find out about yourselves about what incredible is possible.

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You will remark that there is only a provisionally fixing of the “Ultrasonic Sensor” (HC-SR04); there one can do better! So, I had a look on Amazon to find a “Pan & Tilt Kit“, here it is:

As I didn’t know how to make the assembling, I was looking on YouTube and I found this video tutorial which helped me a lot, please check below.

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The assembling wasn’t that difficult actually, a bit puzzle around with tiny screws and juggling… The “Pan & Tilt Kit” is delivered with two (2) servo motors which will get fixed, but we need only one of them for our project. Once everything assembled we fix the “Ultrasonic Sensor” with hot-glue on the top of the “Pan & Tilt” socket like shown on the images below.

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Ultrasonic Sensor on Pan & Tilt Kit

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Ultrasonic Sensor on Pan & Tilt Kit

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SO, we have made the mechanical part, the most difficult in this project… Let us go now for the wiring, check the wiring schema below, please.

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Wiring

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It doesn’t look that difficult, isn’t it 😉 SO, once finished we will have a look on the code, “Copy & Paste” it and upload it into the Arduino IDE. Please check the tutorial here step by step for the how to ===> https://howtomechatronics.com/projects/arduino-radar-project/

In the above mentioned tutorial we have the codes for the Arduino, as well as for the Processing software. For those who haven’t yet installed the software, here a reminder for download:

Once uploaded both codes you will be astonished about what is possible with coding and maker 😉 Have fun and stay tuned for next projects…

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RADAR-TEST-04-04-2018

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Advice for EDUcators, Teachers:

Using Coding, MakerED is THE perfect way to GET Students, LEARNers interested for Maths, Physics (e.g.) by using THEIR hands in Practice for understanding while guided by a (two, three…) Coach(es) ===> LEARNing-By-Doing and Team-TEACHing with FUN.

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Radar, Ultrasonic Sensor, HC-SR04, Arduino UNO R3, Processing Sowtware, Pan & Tilt Kit, Video Tutorials, Coding, Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces…

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First Steps with the Arduino-NANO | DHT22 Temperature/Humidity with Meter | Maker, MakerED, Coding

First Steps with the Arduino-NANO | DHT22 Temperature/Humidity with Meter | Maker, MakerED, Coding

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DHT22-ARDUINO-NANO-PROCESS-METER

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Arduino-NANO | DHT22 Temperature/Humidity with Meter

I was looking to find the most easy way to show people and to GET them interested into “Coding” with a minimum of components and expenses, as well as having directly a “success feeling” to be motivated to continue slowly but surely! Here it is; ONLY three (3) wires to connect and ONLY two (2) components to buy for a low budget as well. Temperature and humidity are words well known by everybody and so WE will use a Temperature/Humidity Sensor to run this project. By using terms which the learners know already (Temperature/Humidity) they will NOT GO into “Unknown Land”, makes them feel comfortable 😉

WE will use the tutorial shown below in the video, please check it:

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The link for the tutorial blog is here, please check it:

YOU will find all the necessary information in it such as the how to connecting the components as well as the codes for the “Arduino IDE” and the “Processing code“.

As YOU will remark: there are ONLY three (3) wires to connect, you can count until 3, isn’t it 😉 SO, very easy…

Here below how I did wire it, and you will see how easy it is actually…

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DHT22-ARDUINO NANO

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You need to install now the Processing software, please check the link below; install it and open it:

Concerning the code for the “Arduino IDE” AND the “Processing IDE“, we will follow the steps on the proposed tutorial…

First copy the code for the Arduino, check below:

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ARDUINO CODE

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Next step: Connect the USB cable to your computer, copy the code, paste it into the Arduino IDE and upload it.

Now copy the “Processing Code”  paste it into the Processing IDE and upload it.

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PROCESSING CODE

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IMPORTANT: In the above code in “Line 14” is marked “COM4”! Check if it is the same PORT as in your Arduino IDE, else change the PORT number; for me it was “PORT 8”, but it depends on your computer… JUST change the number, e.g. “COM8”. Click now the button “RUN” on Processing and you will GET the shown result below…

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PROCESSING-METER-TEMPERATURE-HUMIDITY-DHT22

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Easy isn’t it? Have FUN!


 

GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino NANO, coding, learning to learn, learning by doing, sensors, temperature/humidity sensor, DHT22, Processing Software, Meter, Analog Meter simulation with software, easy projects, Arduino NANO clones,

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