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Using Arduino => Programming Questions => Topic started by: top3bood on Mar 25, 2019, 02:05 pm

Title: IR thermomter MLX90614 PWM in Arduino Uno
Post by: top3bood on Mar 25, 2019, 02:05 pm
Hello everyone,

I'm a bit of a noobie in electronics and programming, so bare with me.

I followed this tutorial (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/mlx90614-ir-thermometer-hookup-guide/all) and it worked fine.

I realized it is in SMBus and I wanted to try configuring it in PWM. (education purposes)

But like I said I'm a noobie in programming, so I don't know how to program it.
Title: Re: IR thermomter MLX90614 PWM in Arduino Uno
Post by: PaulS on Mar 25, 2019, 02:32 pm
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so bare with me.
You go ahead and take your clothes off, if you want. I'll keep mine on. Don't want to scare anyone.

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I wanted to try configuring it in PWM.
Why do you think that PWM will be remotely useful?
Title: Re: IR thermomter MLX90614 PWM in Arduino Uno
Post by: top3bood on Mar 25, 2019, 03:12 pm
Why do you think that PWM will be remotely useful?
What I know about PWM is, it could be made as a thermal relay with Tmin and Tmax. I don't know if there is more to it than that.

I know SMBus is way easier and probably better as a thermomter, but I just want to learn how to do it in PWM, if it is possible.

Atleast tell me the code logic behind it and I'll figure it out, because I didn't find any on the web.