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i made a project using an piezoelectric disk which generates alternating voltage of the scale of .1-.4 volts.
arduino is giving nonstop values between  to 1024 and then again to 0 repetitively. i even tried using an 10 k resistor but even that dosnt work
i connected the two terminals of the piezoelectric disk one to ground and the other to analog pin A4
the ic is also having repetative problems.'till now 4 atmega 328 have had problems with the bootloader
please tell the solutionn


arduino is giving nonstop values between  to 1024

You have got problems.
Mine only go 0...1023.

Try putting the disc across a potentiometer, and see how that goes
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i meant 0 to 1023
but it is supposed to give no voltage as the voltage given means stress is applied and no stress is applied on it
the problem is that it works just fine for some time but then the problem starts


At what frequency is your signal varying? At what frequency are you measuring it?

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