Arduino resources

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Page last updated Tuesday June 20, 2017
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LCD
(parallel)
The sample sketches that come with the Arduino software include one for the LCD display that should work out of the box.
Hello World LCD tutorial
parallel LCD
Arduino homepage

Pin assignment diagram (png version)

Pin assignment diagram (DIA, i.e. editable version)

LCD-00255 datasheet   [ February 22, 2016 ]


LCD-00255 extended datasheet   [ February 22, 2016 ]





LCD
(serial)
The sample sketches that come with the Arduino software include one for Software Serial which allow you to use other pins instead of the same UART that the USB connector uses.
Serial LCD page
serial LCD



LCD and keypad
(shield)
This allows input as well as output to the display. The potentiometer controls the backlight.
LCD/keypad shield page
See the note in the sketch about which version you are using; if the keys don't work as expected, try the changes for the other version.

LCD shield



Bluetooth
(UART)
The dongles use a UART.
The sample sketches that come with the Arduino software include one for Software Serial which allow you to use other pins instead of the same UART that the USB connector uses.
Bluetooth Mate page
Bluetooth Classic with Arduino and Linux (preliminary)
Bluetooth Smart (LE) with Arduino and Linux (preliminary)
Index of sensors (including ones used here)
Bluetooth Mate tranceiver (UART)
Bluetooth tranceiver (UART)
bluetooth tranceiver



     
DAC
(SPI)
The MAX522 DAC uses SPI.
The sample sketches that come with the Arduino software include one for an SPI DigitalPotentiometer which can be adapted.
Digital Potentiometer Control tutorial
MAX522 SPI D/A converter



Wireless Transceiver
(SPI)
The transceiver uses SPI.
The sample sketches that come with the Arduino software include one for an SPI DigitalPotentiometer which can be adapted.
RF24L01 Transceiver howto
bluetooth tranceiver
Wireless transceivers (SPI)



Wireless
(parallel)
These are devices which use simple digital I/O. 325-433MHz transmitter/receiver pair
wireless transmitter/receiver pair
433MHz remote control/receiver pair
remote control



Zigbee
(UART)
These are devices which use a UART. Xbee shield wireless module
Xbee Zigbee wireless module datasheet
Xbee module mechanical specifications
Arduino Xbee shield wireless module schematic
Fritzing where you can download software to draw wiring diagrams with Arduinos and other components



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Analog to Digital Conversion
ADC
(built in)
A/D converter demonstration [video]

A/D converter demonstration

Voltage References with Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Conversion
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Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Conversion
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