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Sensors Actuators and MIcrocontrollers

SuperCollider

SuperCollider + Arduino #1 In this page we will learn the basics of serial communication between SuperCollider and Arduino. To start off we’re going to control the brightness of LED from SuperCollider! First, our circuit: Now, in Arduino upload: Finally in SuperCollider: More than 1 LED? When controlling more than 1 LED, we need to
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Actuators

Wiki:An actuator is a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system, for example by opening a valve. In simple terms, it is a “mover”. Digital output: LED’s LED’s can be driven by terminals in either digital or analog output modes. Digital output provides on/off, whereas analogue output provides a
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Artscience SAM

Sensors Actuators and Microcontrollers The course will be given by Johan van Kreij and Lex van den Broek The world of sensors and Actuators combined with Microcontrollers like Arduino / Teensy / Beagle /RaspBerry / is huge and can be very complex if you are a beginner or even an advanced user. This SAM-course of
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Arduino fundamentals

What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects. An Arduino board as shown above (UNO revision3) is in fact a small sized computer that can be easily programmed by the user to do all kind of conversions. When we compare the
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Serial communication

Arduino and simple Serial Communication In order to establish communication with the Arduino, a serial protocol is used. This communication occurs when a script or program is uploaded to the Arduino, but is also possible as part of an interaction scheme, for instance when sensor values need to be visualized in a user interface. The
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Sensors

Generic overview Sensors exist in a lot of different shapes and types. They are all specially made to measure that specific ‘variable’ which they are designed for. A sensors ‘senses’ or measures a physical quantity (e.a. temperature, light, pressure etc) and converts this to electrical signals (resistance, voltage or current). A sensor interface like Arduino,
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