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Topic: The connection of sensors and motors (Read 699 times) previous topic - next topic


I am totally newbie in using Arduino and I'm having difficulty in connecting sensors and motors into arduino.
My components are two motors(3V), a magnetometer(3.6V), a metal detector(9V), a servo motor(5V), ultrasonic sensor(5.5V) and two proximity sensors(5.5V).
I have motorshield board that goes top of my arduino and I'm connecting motors to that but It seems that I need to use breadboard to get them all connected into arduino. I don't have a clue where the wires of sensors go into.
My question is:

Where does wires of these components go into so they all interact with Arduino at same time? 

Thank you


We can't tell you a lot if you don't give more precise desriptions of the stuff you want to connect.
Do you have any idea how many magnetometers, ultrasonic detectors and proximity sensors are available ?
So tell us the productnames (maybe chiptyeps) of your sensors and motor.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html


Links to the datasheets would help me helping you. Also I have no idea what you intend to do.

In general:
Your motors connect to terminals in your motor shield.
Analog sensors connect to Power, Ground and an Analog Input while digital sensors could have multiple ways of connection.
Your servo goes to Power, Ground and a PWM enabled digital pin.

your sensors might not be compatible with Arduino. They may require external power (if they need more than 5V) or they may require you to setup a voltage divider if they output more than 5V.

Again, you do not give enough information for anyone to help you.


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