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Interactive shell for Arduino

Goal I needed to interact with microcontrollers (ESP8266 & ESP32) via the Serial interface, so I wrote a small interactive shell with the command pattern. The defined commands can either accept no ...
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Arduino algorithm

I have 3 push buttons, 3 leds, and 2 relays. When you push button1 once, the led1 turns on and timer is set to 10 sec. When push button1 twice, led2 turns on and timer is set to 20 sec. When push ...
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Arduino Code for Juggling Machine (Stepper Motors)

I have built a machine that juggles. An Arduino sends signals to stepper motor drivers that drive NEMA 23 size stepper motors. Video of the machine: https://youtu.be/-9zD_8erkck Currently, each arm ...
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Faster map function

For my job I was tasked with writing a faster version of Arduino's map. The requirements were only use addition and subtraction, since these are cheap operations on our board. For reference, here is ...
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Arduino code and PING))) ultrasonic rangefinder

Context I've started digging into Arduino and different type of sensors which is fun, but I'm worried that that my coding is too explicit. I've lots of experience for coding corporate programs, though ...
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Calling a function once a threshold is met

I'm currently writing an API for our codebase that allows us to use an Arduino Leonardo for our tests. This code is uploaded to the Arduino, and we read through the analog for work. As stated in the ...
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Arduino-based darkroom timer

Description I have created a darkroom timer, which is used for enlarging and developing film. It has four separate timers, and can toggle mains via a relay to turn on the enlarger for a specified ...
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Control 30 LED NeoPixel clock with IR color and brightness changing

This code is designed for my 30 LED NeoPixel clock, the reason for not using the ds3231 library is due to the fact that I use codebender to download programs to my Arduino, I wanted some critique on ...
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esp8266 code for correctness of reset and overall performance [closed]

Please review my code for the performance and correctness, everything works and we get visible wifi access points by opening http://esp8266_ip_addres/hotspots ...
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Arduino code for multi button state change detection

I created state change detection for multiple buttons, which is intended to run on my Arduino for a touchpad project. In a nutshell, the code makes sure that the Arduino only reacts to button presses ...
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Reading and Storing Integer from Serial Monitor

Description I wanted to understand how integers can be written and stored inside variables without the use of Serial.parseInt(). I couldn't find any code examples about this. Perhaps this is the ...
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Arduino Conways Game of Life using FastLED

So I attempted to write Conway's game of life on an Arduino and display using the FastLED library. I use a custom bitset class to manage the game board state. I'm looking for feedback on performance, ...
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Traffic Light which revolves around Serial Communication

Assignment description This is the improved code for a question I've posted earlier. I'd like to receive feedback on an assignment which I'm currently working on. I have to make two traffic lights ...
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Feedback on Traffic Light which revolves around Serial Communication

Assignment description I'd like to receive feedback on an assignment which I'm currently working on. I have to make two traffic lights which allow traffic to run smoothly. I'm using a master Arduino ...
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Interlock of some equipments in electrical power system using simple Arduino Uno code [closed]

I'm trying to implement some logic functions essential to control a small power system consisting of 2 Transformers labeled T1 and T2, 2 Generators (G1 and G2) and a bus tie (BT). I'm not going to ...
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Arduino Code for Talking to an RFID Reader

I've written some C++ code, intended to run on an Arduino, the purpose of which is to talk to SparkFun's Simultaneous RFID Reader. The current situation: The code runs fine, most of the time. ...
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This program reads from serial port, Saves this to a text file, increments file name each time it is run

I want to condense it and get rid of any noob programming errors. The code works fine but I know it's not as elegant as it could be and I really want to improve. Your advice would be brilliant! I've ...
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How do I re-write 3 for loops into one function [closed]

I am building a color sorting machine using a Arduino uno and a TCS3200 color sensor. I have a code that is working perfectly fine however I feel like the code could be a bit more clean seeing that I ...
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Arduino project to indicate soil moisture using LEDs

I've recently started going through the Head First C book. I'd like to get up to speed in terms of writing good, idiomatic, modern C. I have read the first few chapters of the Modern C book too but ...
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Python's eval command in Arduino

I have made an equivalent of Python's "eval" command in Arduino (which in itself is quite a feat) but the part that decodes the output of it is not small enough to fit in another 30 functions since ...
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Arduino code to control motor speed based on MPU-6050 sensor

I have been trying to create arduino code where my MPU6050 reads its angle and based on that angle, change the motor speed. For example, 45° is the max motor speed, 22° is roughly half speed, and so ...
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Arduino Adafruit Motor Shield v2 wrapper for parsing text into commands

This wrapper library parses text into commands for the Adafruit Motor Shield v2 using the Regexp library. Currently, only the DC motor functions setSpeed and ...
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Vertical “moving” text on a LCD-display

Following idea: You have a LCD-display with 2 rows. You write the first line of a "text" to the second row. Then you clean the screen. After a delay you write the first line to ...
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An interface for designing Arduino code [closed]

Writing code could be divided into three parts. 1.Interface structure At this stage programmer should describe all the devices used in his project. Of course, only those of them which Arduino ...
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Arduino: Change the color & color intensity of a LED periodically

Prerequisites: A RGB-LED is attached and wired to the Arduino Uno-board. Process description: In the beginning the LED is turned off. A loop starts and an output-signal is put on the red-part of ...
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Average readouts from multiple IR sensors with Arduino

I've written an Arduino sketch to continuously read values from multiple analog IR distance sensors, average the last 7 values and output in millimeters. Being pretty new to both Arduino and embedded ...
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Read an image with ADNS2610 optical sensor and Arduino Uno

Preliminaries I have optical sensor ADNS2610 (see datasheet here). There are a few problems which it can be used to solve, but for now let us focus on getting an image from that sensor. This sensor ...
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Basic C++ IOT Weather Station

I am making an IOT weather station based on a particle photon that sends data via webhook to one of my other projects. I am very new to c++ and programming in general. What can I do better with my ...
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Display temperature readings, with averaging

I've created a program to read temperature from 4 sensors, get an average and close/open 4 relays according to min/max values. Right now I'm trying to add a 16x2 LCD display to show those temperatures ...
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Sending AT commands via switch case in Arduino

Is this the proper use for switch case? I am looking to make a simple utility for reporting back Wireless AP info, Baud Rate, and Mode of a ESP8266 module. When the program loads it gives the user a ...
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Digital clock with many functions - follow-up

This is a follow-up from Digital clock with many functions I used the review mentioned above to optimize the code, but the code can still be made better. I made a digital clock with the use of an RTC ...
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Digital clock with many functions

I made a digital clock with the use of an RTC (DS3231) and an LCD (16x2). Current functions: Display time Display date (different formats) Display temperature (Celsius and Fahrenheit) Display day ...
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Generic prologue/epilogue for interrupt driven Atmega328P system

My thinking is that with every application, there are a few fundamentals indicative of all interrupt driven systems. Contrary to popular opinion, assembly programs can be as maintainable as HLL's, ...
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Arduino-based photo-gate timer (for physics experiments)

The purpose and operation of this program can be found within the comments. I would like feedback on my commenting style: too little? too much? too frequent? (god forbid) not frequent enough? too ...
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Matlab and WidowX robot arm communication and control

For a class, we needed to control the WidowX arm from Trossen Robotics from Matlab and get as real-time of a feedback as possible. So I came up with a code for the Arbotix Robot-controller which is ...
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Initialize union with array?

I want to create a datastructure for network communication (TCP), where I can build up a byte array from small tagged pieces (like in serialized class). And of course I need a reverse behavior of ...
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Find index of '/s' before and after text in a char array

For the Arduino programming environment, let's say I have a string literal: char strlit[17] = "_ _ _ Sup _ _ team? _ _ _" I would like to put brackets around the nth word and clear any ...
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Arduino Create and send data to Serial Port (Software Serial function)

I have this code written and functioning that will write out the chars in cmd to a serial port for an input of two int values. As the majority of the byte values ...
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A GUI program for a Buzzer system using arduino

At the outset, I am a beginner at python, having started out about 2 weeks back. Aim- To create a GUI program, that can adequately work as a buzzer-management system. A buzzer, like those used in ...
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Simon Says using Arduino UNO

I built a Simon Says game using an Arduino UNO board. This was my first "real" arduino project. I would like to know how to make it better, game mechanics and code efficiency. ...
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The ubiquitous blink program on ATmega328P

Although there is a blinking LED, the way this comes about is quite a bit different. This could be called a dead man's switch because as long as you're holding the button down, the blinking doesn't ...
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8-bit AVR delay using TIMER0 (8-bit)

Using an Atmega328P clocked externally @ 16 MHz, this procedure is analogous to delay routines that use instructions to consume clock cycles. The intent of this algorithm is not to advocate any ...
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4x4 Matrix Keypad on Arduino UNO

I recently bought a 4x4 keypad. It is one like this: http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/images/4x4-matrix-keypad-pinout.png Now every code I found on the net was either using a highly overloaded ...
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Arduino controller to control the backlighting of a gear selector

Background The gear selector on a car allows the driver to select which state the transmission should be in. In the example picture, one of the five letters (P, R, N, D & S) lights up to ...
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Arduino sketch running on Arduino Mega as a web server

I have Arduino Mega with Ethernet shield mounted on top running as a web server. It reads temperature, humidity, rain or not and pot soil moisture and then displays on web page. Can you please review ...
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Read and write data to/from Serial Port in C#

I am building a console application which will be scheduled in Task Scheduler of Windows to run my code every day at a set hour. Summing up, this application will read and write through serial port. ...
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Reading analog moisture signal from Arduino over USB to RPi3 and publishing via paho MQTT

This program is meant to read a moisture sensor attached to an Arduino UNO board via USB to a Raspberry Pi3 which broadcasts it over MQTT. I am looking for any constructive criticism. ...
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Arduino weather station logger

I made a program that uses the Adafruit pressure sensor, and the DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor to log pressure, temperature and humidity every 30 minutes. I left it outside my house overnight ...
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Attaching an interrupt to a member function

I am making my own optical encoders. Each of them follows the exact same structure, so I figured I'd lump all the encoder processing in a class, StepCounter. ...
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Handle data sent back over serial by Arduino

I have a machine that is being controlled by an Arduino. If I send the machine the command '9' it will send back JSON with some sensor temperatures in the format ...