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1  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Controlling a dc motor over web on: December 17, 2013, 01:51:00 pm
I stumbled upon this video where he controls the speed of a motor using python and php he just sends a value to the arduino over serial. But I'm curious is there a way to replace the submit button with two arrows and when you press and hold the button the motor rotates and when you release the button the motor stops rotating?
If anyone knows how to do that post here please smiley
2  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / Re: 8x1 LED bar on: August 04, 2012, 08:06:04 am
I tried to put brackets after every else but i get an error : 'else' without a previous 'if' and changing the last else if to another values changes nothing.

I know that the sensor works by using the newping example it goes up to 200cm and its really accurate.
Quote from: Magician

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Probably, you also should "wrap" else's in curly brackets :
{if(30<cm && cm<=50){
broj = B00000111;}
So, I would look for math formula to "linearize" a data set, than use a "map" function on 0 - 7. Or , may be linearize ad scale same time.
Could you point me to an example or something similar because I'm a beginner.
Thank you.
3  Using Arduino / LEDs and Multiplexing / 8x1 LED bar on: August 03, 2012, 10:46:43 am
I'm trying to make a led bar that indicates the distance between two objects. I'm using a HC SR04 ultrasonic sensor and 74hc595 shift register for the 8 leds.

The ultrasonic sensor is tested and it works(it stores the distance to an integer). And the 74hc595 is working with the shiftout tutorial examples.
The problem is 7 of 8 leds are on and when I move the objects closer than 5cm the last lights up. In the serial monitor I only get distances less then 5 cm(5 cm is max dont know why)
this is my code I'm a beginner so it might be a stupid mistake  smiley-grin
#include <NewPing.h>

#define TRIGGER_PIN  12  // Arduino pin tied to trigger pin on the ultrasonic sensor.
#define ECHO_PIN     13  // Arduino pin tied to echo pin on the ultrasonic sensor.
#define MAX_DISTANCE 200 // Maximum distance we want to ping for (in centimeters). Maximum sensor distance is rated at 400-500cm.

NewPing sonar(TRIGGER_PIN, ECHO_PIN, MAX_DISTANCE); // NewPing setup of pins and maximum distance.

//Pin connected to ST_CP of 74HC595
int latchPin = 8;
//Pin connected to SH_CP of 74HC595
int clockPin = 4;
////Pin connected to DS of 74HC595
int dataPin = 7;
byte broj = B00000000;
void setup() {
    Serial.begin(115200); // Open serial monitor at 115200 baud to see ping results.
  //set pins to output so you can control the shift register
  pinMode(latchPin, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(clockPin, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(dataPin, OUTPUT);


void loop() {
  int cm = sonar.ping_cm(); // Send out the ping, get the results in centimeters.
  Serial.print("Udaljenost: ");
  Serial.print(cm);         // Print the result (0 = outside the set distance range, no ping echo)
if (cm <=3 && cm>1){
broj = B11111111;}
else if(cm>100 || cm==0){
broj = B00000000;}
else if(75<cm && cm<=100){
broj = B00000001;}
else if(50<cm && cm<=75){
broj = B00000011;}
else if(30<cm && cm<=50){
broj = B00000111;}
else if (15<cm && cm<=30){
broj = B00001111;}
else if(10<cm && cm<=15){
broj = B00011111;}
else if(5<cm && cm<=10){
broj = B00111111;}
else if(3<cm && cm<=5){
broj = B01111111;}
  shiftOut(dataPin, clockPin, MSBFIRST, broj);
  digitalWrite(latchPin, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(latchPin, LOW);

4  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: NewPing Library: HC-SR04, SRF05, SRF06, DYP-ME007, Parallax PING))) - v1.4 on: July 31, 2012, 01:22:51 pm
I tried the "one pin sketch" and it worked with the higher BAUD. It was probably the wrong BAUD fault for the garbage in the original sketch. I see what you mean for the trollmaker sketch, your seems much precise and it uses 15% less memory.
So stupid of me, not looking enough careful at the sketch.
5  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: NewPing Library: HC-SR04, SRF05, SRF06, DYP-ME007, Parallax PING))) - v1.4 on: July 30, 2012, 07:59:12 am
First of all thank your published work.
I got my HC SR04 today and searched on the internet how to get all working. I came across your library and another source from (I have seen someone posted it before) It worked flawlessly. After that I wanted to try your library. I wired all the same using pins 12 and 11 but all I got in serial monitor was junk all in one row.
I used your sketch  in the example menu.
I have a UNO r3 clone and using the newest arduino IDE
I'm a beginner so please be patient  smiley-mr-green
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