How to connect a sensor component to Arduino?

Having an Arduino card won't bring you much value. What is the most important are the different components that you will plug into it in order to start collecting data and start to transfer data.
The video above shows how you can easily add a temperature sensor to your Arduino card. In general the rules to follow are:
  • Find out what is the name of the component.
  • Find out how much energy you need to bring to it, pay attention if you give too much energy the component will burn, damaged (means that you have not yet burnt it but it will on the short term or mid term and most of the time you don't know it straight away), and if you provide not enough energy results may be inaccurate.
  • Find out how to mount the component on the board by avoiding counter circuit and by adding the right resistors (resistors are here to avoid damaging your components).
  • Then upload your code within Arduino, pay attention here, by default Arduino does not know about the components you just added, so high chances that it does not have the right libraries. So you need to upload the associated library within Arduino in order to have the code working.
  • Ready to go.
Last modified: Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 11:46 AM