Posts Tagged ‘Measuring instruments’

PLD (Part 3)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 The name PLD stands for “Place and Leave Device”. The original design is big enough to encapsulate its power reserve, the radio module, an arduino ™ microcontroller which will run your own code, and connectors for programming, debugging or plugging sensors. The radio module features the HL2 stack which handles data in terms of […]

Random number generator (Part 2)

Part 1, 2, 3 Here is a noisy signal sampled at 100 kHz with an Arduino UNO. The signal has 8 bits of resolution and the divider bridge of the final amplifying stage has been set so that the ADC range matches (without exceeding) the input signal range. Here is the illustration of a vector of 1024 […]

Range finder (Part 2)

Part 1, 2 As in most arduinoos posts, the examples given here differ from what is usually seen and read in terms of  code efficiency  and ruggedness of applications. Early tests performed on the HC-SR04 module proved its easiness of setup and interesting results obtained from scratch. However things are changing when accuracy is concerned and headaches […]

Engine RPM (Part 5)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The last two posts explained how to check whether the speed of a rotating object agreed with a predefined value or not. To the cost of an additional optical sensor and a display, we may now measure any rotating speed still without contacts between the moving object and the […]

Publication of the day

I am very glad to announce the first official publication involving the PlainDSP kit and the team behind the scene. We also congratulate Kostas and his team for designing such an awesome detector. Although PlainDSP kits can be used in the context of ludic applications, it provides all the means necessary for the design of much […]

Blog of the day

“Measure the mass of an eyelash with a DIY microbalance”, an awesome project from

RIGOL 1052E DSO (Part 3)

Part 1, 2, 3 Erratic clicks! Life goes on and the Rigol 1052E remains a reliable companion still purring and always ready to help diagnosing circuits and running prototypes testing. Sometimes ago, I experienced some strange changes in time and amplitude scales when using the notched rotary encoders. Values where jumping erratically from one value to an other, whatever […]

Engine RPM (Part 1)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The measurement of an internal combustion engine speed is expressed in  Rounds Per Minute, so as to say, the number of revolutions of the crankshaft per minute. The RPM can be used for various applications such as with checking/calibrating the RPM dial (if any installed), adding a warning light for […]

PlainDSP (Part 4)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4 Here is the autonomous version of the sound meter which principle is described in PlainDSP (Part 3). The picture below shows the full schematics of the device   And here is the code of MicroSNDMTR_LCD, which includes the auto-ranging algorithm /* MicroSNDMTR_LCD: Micro sound meter connected to LCD 2×16 display Exemple of use of the […]

PlainDSP (Part 3)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4 —————————————————————————— Important notice: The huge popularity of PlainDSP (merge of PlainFFT and PlainADC libraries) and the numerous requests for help drove me to think about a convenient solution for all designers, artists, students, professors, R&D people, prototypists who need to understand, experiment, create systems which feature advanced Digital Signal Processing on Arduino. The result […]