Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs, like light sensors, activating a motor, turning on an LED, etc. Note! outside USA they have changed the name to Genuino.
A lots of different Arduino boards exists, but Arduino UNO is the most popular and used Arduino board.
Arduino is very popular in IoT projects and applications.
Arduino Home Page: https://www.arduino.cc
Download Arduino Software (free)
You can either buy an Arduino Starter Kit or just the board (e.g., Arduino UNO), but then you need USB-cable, a breadboard, different sensors, etc. in addition. An Arduino Starter Kit includes everything you need to get started with Arduino.
Below you find my Textbook "Programming with Arduino":
Programming with Arduino (PDF) (ISBN: 978-82-691106-3-0)
Arduino Videos (YouTube Playlist)
Below you find my Textbook "Arduino Programming" (in Norwegian):
Arduino Programmering (PDF) (ISBN: 978-82-691106-2-3) - In Norwegian
Arduino Programmering - PowerPoint Slides (PDF) - In Norwegian
Video: Create your own Arduino Classes and Libraries:
Note! Error in the Example: The formula should be Tc = (Tf-32)*((float)5/9); The reason for this is the the Arduino compiler treats dividing 2 constants like an integer, this means 5/9 is always 0. By including (float) you forces the compiler to treat it like a float value.
The video is also available from my official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/IndustrialITandAutomation
Cloud services and IoT solutions are becoming increasingly popular. Arduino is popular to use in different IoT applications.
ThingSpeak is an IoT platform service that lets you collect and store sensor data in the cloud and develop Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
DHT11/DHT22 Temperature and Humidity Sensor
The DHTXX sensors are temperature and humidity sensors and they comes in 2 flavours: DHT11 and DHT22. They contains a chip inside that does some analog to digital conversion and spits out a digital signal with the temperature and humidity. Read more.
DS18B20 Temperature Sensor
DS18B20 is a 1-Wire Digital Temperature Sensor, this means the Sensor only need 1 Pin for Communication (+ one pin for GND and one pin for 5V). Accuracy +/−0.5℃.
Here we will use the LabVIEW LINX Toolkit in combination with the Arduino UNO device.
This Tutorial shows how we can use Arduino in combination with the LabVIEW Programming environment. LabVIEW LINX Toolkit is an add-on for LabVIEW which makes it possible to program the Arduino device using LabVIEW. In that way we can create Data Logging Applications, etc. without the need of an expensive DAQ device. If you don’t have LabVIEW Professional Software, you may use the LabVIEW Community Edition (free for non-commercial use). Then you will get a very low-cost DAQ/Datalogging System!
Introduction to LabVIEW LINX and Arduino (YouTube)
LabVIEW LINX Arduino DAQ System (YouTube)
LabVIEW LINX Arduino Temperature Sensors (YouTube)
Additional LabVIEW LINX Resources:
You can also use MATLAB when working with Internet of Things (IoT), Arduino and Rapberry Pi.
Here you find more information about Raspberry Pi.