Category Archives: Briefly introduced

Briefly introduced: 0.96 inch OLED Display with a resolution of 128×64

This time i ordered a monochrome OLED display with a resoltion of 128×64. It works with an I2C interface and needs no background light because of the self illumination type.

Kurz vorgestellt: 0,96 Zoll OLED Display I²C mit 128x64 Pixel - blog.simtronyx.de

Kurz vorgestellt: 0,96 Zoll OLED Display I²C mit 128×64 Pixel – blog.simtronyx.de

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Briefly introduced: ESP8266 WLAN radio modules with serial port and programmable MCU

Since some time, very cheap WLAN breakout boards with the SoC ESP8266 from China hits the market. Besides the possibility to extend your existing projects with WLAN (WiFi) access (eg. Arduino based ones) you can develop even simple Internet of Things applications without the need of an extra microcontroller.

Kurz vorgestellt: ESP8266 WLAN-Funkmodul mit serieller Schnittstelle, Breakoutboardtyp: ESP-05 - blog.simtronyx.de

Kurz vorgestellt: ESP8266 WLAN-Funkmodul mit serieller Schnittstelle, Breakoutboardtyp: ESP-05 - blog.simtronyx.de

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Briefly introduced: BH1750FVI illuminance sensor on a small breakout board (GY-30)

With the BH1750FVI can be measured the illuminance in lux at a point. Areas of application are, for example, photography, automatic switching of lamps for lighting at night or dusk and much more.

BH1750FVI illuminance sensor on a breakout board (GY-30)-blog.simtronyx.de

BH1750FVI illuminance sensor on a breakout board (GY-30)

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Briefly introduced: Digital (individually addressable) RGB LED strip based on the WS2811 controller and the 5050 LED

The presented RGB Strip is equipped compared to “normal” strips with the property of being able to control each LED individually, which means that not only one color can be displayed simultaneously on the strip, but even complete color transitions at the same time.

Digital RGB 5050 LED strip with WS2811 controller (WS2812)

Digital RGB 5050 LED strip with WS2811 controller (WS2812)

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Briefly introduced: DHT11 – Temperature and Humidity Sensor

The DHT11 is a simple and inexpensive temperature and humidity sensor, which is ideal for small projects with the Arduino, in which it does not depend on a high degree of accuracy of the measurements. It should be used for indoor measurements.

Briefly introduced: DHT11 - Temperature and Humidity Sensor

DHT11 – Temperature and Humidity Sensor

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Briefly introduced: Time and date with the Tiny RTC Module (DS1307 real time clock chipset)

The Tiny RTC breakout board with the DS1307 real time clock chip from Maxim Integrated Products allows time-and date-dependent circuits with the Arduino or other microprocessor environments. Data logger, timer or alarm clock are just some example applications. In addition, the board has an ATMEL 24C32 EEPROM chip with 32 Kbits memory and still the ability to add a separate temperature sensor (DS18B20).

Tiny RTC - DS1307 real time clock - breakout board

Tiny RTC – DS1307 real time clock – breakout board

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Briefly introduced: 1.8 inch TFT color display with SPI interface (HY-1.8 SPI) and SD card support

In order not to have to spend more information on the serial monitor, it is recommended to connect a display. The presented 1.8-inch TFT color display with SPI interface can help here. It has 128×160 pixels and needs in the minimum case, only 4 ports.

1.8 inch TFT color display with SPI interface (HY-1.8 SPI) and SD card support

1.8 inch TFT color display with SPI interface (HY-1.8 SPI)  and SD card support

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Briefly introduced: The air pressure sensor BMP085 (GY-65 breakout board) with an additional temperature sensor

The GY-65 is a simple breakout board for Bosch BMP085 barometric pressure sensor with integrated temperature measurement. The values ​​can be a simple used for weather forecast, more precise (GPS) navigation (level measurement, as well as vertical climb and descent).

BMP085 breakout board (GY-65) air pressure and temperature sensor

BMP085 breakout board (GY-65) air pressure and temperature sensor

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Briefly introduced: The TEA5767 FM stereo radio chip on an inexpensive breakout board

With the TEA5767 chip from Philips, especially the mini breakout board presented here, you can build – together with an Arduino or similar microcontroller environments – a small, via the I ² C interface programmable, stereo FM radio. In a similar design you can find the module in many mobile phones.

TEA5767 FM stereo radio breakout board

TEA5767 FM stereo radio breakout board

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Briefly introduced: Breadboard power supply module

For experimenting with more external modules and the Arduino, it’s recommended to use an external power source. Also modules with 3.3V or 5V can quickly become confusing on the workplace. A solution could be this module, which can be directly plugged onto the breadboard.

Breadboard-Spannungsversorgung (Power Supply Module)

Breadboard-Spannungsversorgung (Power Supply Module)

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