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Topic: Is Arduino for me? Noob question. (Light sensor for deactivating a device) (Read 961 times) previous topic - next topic


If noob in gaming means someone who sucks, well, I haven't even bought the game yet.  :smiley-eek-blue:

I am completely oblivious to electronics in general but would like to start, but I have no idea whether I am even looking at the right place.

To simplify, I have a device that is powered by a 7.4v 3000mah lipo battery, it works every time a "trigger" is pulled, and what I'm trying to achieve is to have a light sensor that will deactivate the trigger until another button is pressed, it is also important that the deactivation only happens if the light exposure is longer than say 1/5 of a second.

Is Arduino for me? If so, space is also an issue so will the Nano work?

Thank you all for your time!  :D


Is Arduino for me?

Almost certainly, yes.
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If  you don't need the USB interface except for programming the part, you can go even smaller with a Promini and an FTDI-Basic that you only connect while downloading, both available at gravitech.us.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.


Definitely the Nano is for YOU!, you can very easily achieve the workable model just need some elementary electronics knowledge regarding say connecting sensor with arduino and need to know HOW ARDUINO WORK's! also have Programming Knowledge that the forum and c++ or c learning can help you.
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Thank you all for your prompt response! Just bought myself a starter kit  :D

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