In this article we will look at the wemos matrix shield, we will have numerous examples using the Arduino IDE The shield is an 8x8 LED matrix, this matrix is controlled by a TM1640. The TM1640 is a LED (Light Emitting Diode Display) drive control circuit integrating MCU digital interface, digital latch, LED high voltage drive circuit, etc
Here are a few code examples for the Wemos RGB LED Shield, the shield consists of 7 RGB LEDs (WS2812B-mini) each wtih 24-bit RGB color 9 optional control pins (Default: D4/GPIO2) It fits on a Wemos mini and is easy to create examples, you simply need to add the adafruit neopixel library in the library manager in the Arduino IDE Example 1 This is the default example #include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h> #define PIN D4 #define LED_NUM 7 Adafruit_NeoPixel leds = Adafruit_NeoPixel(LED_NUM, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800); void…
In this article we compare the BMP180 and SHT30 temperature sensors using a Wemos Mini and various shields. We will look and see if there are any significant difference in temperature readings.
In this article we look at another five Wemos shields and will have examples of their usage. The shields we are looking at are the BMP180 Shield, DS18b20 Shield, RGB LED Shield, buzzer Shield and the OLED Shield.
In this example we will create a simple traffic light system with a micro:bit. This is fairly simple and at a basic level involves switching red, amber and green LEDs on and off at certain time intervals.
In this article we show you how to create a dice using your micro:bit, there are a couple of ways to do this and we will also show a couple of different development examples.
In this article we look at five Wemos shields and will have examples of their usage. The Wemos mini is my favourite development board for the ESP8266 microcontroller. The shields we are looking at are the PIR Shield, Ambient light Shield, WS2812B RGB Shield, SHT30 Shield and the Matrix LED Shield.
The Easy Module Shield in my opinion is one of the best shields you can buy for your Arduino Uno, the shield consists of the following features Two pushbutton switches Two LEDs One RGB LED Infrared receiving module Light dependent resistor Buzzer Potentiometer DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor module LM35 temperature sensor Here is a picture of the shield, you can clearly see the various parts mentioned above. Due to the large amount of features listed above, you can create many examples and therefore this is ideal for…
A common question which crops up is should I choose an Arduino uno or nano for my projects First of all lets look at the classic Arduino Uno The Arduino Uno The Arduino UNO is the most famous of all of the Arduino boards.The Arduino UNO has 6 analog inputs and 14 digital I/O where 6 of them are PWM outputs. It uses a ATmega328 processor with 32kB flash memory. The clock speed of the Arduino UNO is 16Mhz and its size is 68.6mm x 53.3mm. One of the big positives with the Arduino Uno is that there are masses of shields that…