Arduino polishes up its navigation skills via an inexpensive compass sensore component -

A small digital compass based on hall effect is connected to an Arduino 10000 board. The logic in the board turns on and off leds depending on direction. There are 4 leds, one for each in N,S,W,E. When two leds are ON the direction is in the middle (es. NW). The digital compass chip (the white cylinder) comes from http://www.dinsmoresensors.com/ and costs 10$

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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