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Controlling Lighting with Motion Sensors and SSR’s

In my never ending quest to save energy, I decided to connect Motion Sensors (more accurately “Passive Infra Red” or PIR) to an  Arduino, and having that control my lighting through an SSR. This is a good way to make sure … Continue reading

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PID Control with the Arduino

There are times when a feedback loop is helpful to prevent overshoot or wild oscillations of a process, whether temperature, motion, or other type of system. A common solution is a proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller). With this Arduino solution, you tell … Continue reading

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Building a Arduino Based Weather Station

One of our interests is weather monitoring. It seems like a natural thing for a ham radio operator to be interested in, so we applied our micro-controller expertise and came up with the following project. In it’s current version, it … Continue reading

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