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1  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: 4-20ma output from arduino 2560 on: March 18, 2014, 08:20:33 am
Thx for all support.
I ended up finding this board. Hopefully this will satisfy my needs.


2  Using Arduino / Sensors / 4-20ma output from arduino 2560 on: March 06, 2014, 08:16:06 am

I want to  control air regulator with my arduino 2560 board.
I need to use 4-20ma.  As i  understand i need external components for this task.

Could someone please point me in the right direction, which components do i need.
Op-amp & Resistors and so on.

Strange that i cant find a shield board for sale, only 4-20ma input shield are available.


3  Products / Arduino Due / Re: Arduino Due and 6DOF Accel/Gyro on: April 20, 2013, 12:26:59 pm
Bump...     smiley-grin
Can anyone try this code, and see if you are faceing same problem.

4  Products / Arduino Due / Arduino Due and 6DOF Accel/Gyro on: April 19, 2013, 01:20:55 am
Hi all

I’m in possession of Arduino Due and I’m trying to get my 6DOF accelerometer working.
When using bellow code, the board become incredible slow. When i open the serial monitor, the print out is with 1 sec delay.

I have tried to use this code with Arduino mega 2560 and it works great. fast response at serial print out.
Is there something i need to change in this code to speed up the board?
Or should i use a different code?

Any help would be great.

I’m using this code:

#include <Wire.h> // I2C library, gyroscope

// Accelerometer ADXL345
#define ACC (0x53)    //ADXL345 ACC address
#define A_TO_READ (6)        //num of bytes we are going to read each time (two bytes for each axis)

// Gyroscope ITG3200
#define GYRO 0x69 // gyro address, binary = 11101001 when AD0 is connected to Vcc (see schematics of your breakout board)
#define G_SMPLRT_DIV 0x15
#define G_DLPF_FS 0x16
#define G_INT_CFG 0x17
#define G_PWR_MGM 0x3E

#define G_TO_READ 8 // 2 bytes for each axis x, y, z

// offsets are chip specific.
int g_offx = 120;
int g_offy = 20;
int g_offz = 93;

char str[512];

void initAcc() {
  //Turning on the ADXL345
  writeTo(ACC, 0x2D, 0);     
  writeTo(ACC, 0x2D, 16);
  writeTo(ACC, 0x2D, 8);
  //by default the device is in +-2g range reading

void getAccelerometerData(int * result) {
  int regAddress = 0x32;    //first axis-acceleration-data register on the ADXL345
  byte buff[A_TO_READ];
  readFrom(ACC, regAddress, A_TO_READ, buff); //read the acceleration data from the ADXL345
  //each axis reading comes in 10 bit resolution, ie 2 bytes.  Least Significat Byte first!!
  //thus we are converting both bytes in to one int
  result[0] = (((int)buff[1]) << 8) | buff[0];   
  result[1] = (((int)buff[3])<< 8) | buff[2];
  result[2] = (((int)buff[5]) << 8) | buff[4];

//initializes the gyroscope
void initGyro()
  * ITG 3200
  * power management set to:
  * clock select = internal oscillator
  *     no reset, no sleep mode
  *   no standby mode
  * sample rate to = 125Hz
  * parameter to +/- 2000 degrees/sec
  * low pass filter = 5Hz
  * no interrupt
  writeTo(GYRO, G_PWR_MGM, 0x00);
  writeTo(GYRO, G_SMPLRT_DIV, 0x07); // EB, 50, 80, 7F, DE, 23, 20, FF
  writeTo(GYRO, G_DLPF_FS, 0x1E); // +/- 2000 dgrs/sec, 1KHz, 1E, 19
  writeTo(GYRO, G_INT_CFG, 0x00);

void getGyroscopeData(int * result)
  Gyro ITG-3200 I2C
  temp MSB = 1B, temp LSB = 1C
  x axis MSB = 1D, x axis LSB = 1E
  y axis MSB = 1F, y axis LSB = 20
  z axis MSB = 21, z axis LSB = 22

  int regAddress = 0x1B;
  int temp, x, y, z;
  byte buff[G_TO_READ];
  readFrom(GYRO, regAddress, G_TO_READ, buff); //read the gyro data from the ITG3200
  result[0] = ((buff[2] << 8) | buff[3]) + g_offx;
  result[1] = ((buff[4] << 8) | buff[5]) + g_offy;
  result[2] = ((buff[6] << 8) | buff[7]) + g_offz;
  result[3] = (buff[0] << 8) | buff[1]; // temperature

void setup()

void loop()
  int acc[3];
  int gyro[4];
  sprintf(str, "%d,%d,%d,%d,%d,%d,%d", acc[0], acc[1], acc[2], gyro[0], gyro[1], gyro[2], gyro[3]); 

//---------------- Functions
//Writes val to address register on ACC
void writeTo(int DEVICE, byte address, byte val) {
   Wire.beginTransmission(DEVICE); //start transmission to ACC
   Wire.write(address);        // send register address
   Wire.write(val);        // send value to write
   Wire.endTransmission(); //end transmission

//reads num bytes starting from address register on ACC in to buff array
void readFrom(int DEVICE, byte address, int num, byte buff[]) {
  Wire.beginTransmission(DEVICE); //start transmission to ACC
  Wire.write(address);        //sends address to read from
  Wire.endTransmission(); //end transmission
  Wire.beginTransmission(DEVICE); //start transmission to ACC
  Wire.requestFrom(DEVICE, num);    // request 6 bytes from ACC
  int i = 0;
  while(Wire.available())    //ACC may send less than requested (abnormal)
    buff[i] =; // receive a byte
  Wire.endTransmission(); //end transmission
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