LED Sound Meter

In this guide you will learn to created an array of LEDs that visually represent the volume picked up by an electret microphone. You will learn how to wire 3 different circuits which are the LED array (which is really many individual circuits), the microphone, and a button which can be used... Read more »

Build a Hot/Cold Detector with LEDs

In this project, we will combine an Arduino, a Ping sensor, and a small assortment of components, to build a project that senses distances as “hot/cold.” Once built, we’ll walk through the software running our basic “sketch,” (what an Arduino program is called) and then experiment with variations of the... Read more »

Using the MakerShield – Button

The MakerShield is a great prototyping shield but the button can be a little confusing to use. Since it connects to ground when pressed, it takes a little extra wiring and one change in the code to get to work with with the Arduino example sketch. Follow along! Read more »

Audio Spectrum Analyzer

As complicated as I thought this would be, this circuit is using the basic fundamentals of electronics and algebra. The only hard part is perfecting it and expanding it. Click here to see the finished project. Read more »