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Arduino int to string: Arguments. function name and how it works

Arduino int to string: How to convert an integer to a string. Find out the standard form and Learn how to code it yourself. Also find the one subtle error you missed.

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The Essential I2C Tutorial: All you need to know about I2C...

I2C tutorial: Use this 10 minute guide to learn all about the 2 wire I2C serial protocol. Learn how easy it is to use, how it works and when to use it...

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74HC595: Immediately get endless Arduino outputs with 3 wires.

Using the 74HC595 you can instantly increase your outputs by 8. If you need more, just daisy chain extra chips on the same SPI interface.

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Arduino ADC: Everything you Must Know about the Built-In ADC

Arduino ADC: If you want to easily find out about your Arduino ADC then you need this page. Find out how it works and how to use it for best results.

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MCP41010: An easy to use digital Potentiometer.

MCP41010: If you need to digitally control a resistance this is the chip to use. Use it to make programmable gain amplifiers or create voltage references.

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ATtiny85: A Power Packed Arduino in a Tiny 8 Pin Chip.

ATtiny85: The smallest Arduino Chip! FOUR features you missed! Find out How Good It is, and how you can Easily program it over USB with no USB Chip!

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Arduino Projects: Use Amazing ICs to Enhance your Projects.

Arduino Projects: Find out how to use many different chips from humidity sensors to accelerometers, DACs and much more...

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Arduino Display: Which display should you Use?

Arduino Display: How to display Text or Graphics with an Arduino. Should you use a text or a graphics display? Find out the best Ones to Use.

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Arduino joystick: Easy setup and use on the Arduino

Arduino joystick: A Tutorial showing you exactly how to read the outputs for precise joystick positioning. Test it with a new library making it Easy...

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Arduino Interface Hardware: Easy interface Techniques

Arduino Interface Hardware: Find out exactly how to Reliably Interface Arduino Microcontrollers using techniques you may not have seen yet.

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Charlieplexing: Will save you I/O pins when driving LEDs

Charlieplexing: A play on multiplexing but you'll save tons of I/O pins to Easily light LEDs using far fewer I/O pins than you ever thought possible.

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Arduino Analog Output: Impossible Analog; using Digital Pins!

Arduino Analog Output: How to generate an Analog Output using only Digital pins! It sounds impossible as digital pins output only 5V or 0V. The secret is...

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Learn Arduino Timer Interrupt Ultimate Secrets

Arduino Timer Interrupts: Learn How to make effective use of Timer Interrupts for Reliably Generating exact time periods. An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial.

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Arduino IDE: The Simplest Guide to Using the IDE

Arduino IDE: Easily program the Arduino Uno. How to get the Bootloader into the Arduino Chip and how to program chips that are not included in the IDE.

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PCF8574: Is this the Simplest I/O Expander Ever?

PCF8574: How does this device work with no Internal Control Registers? Yet it allows a processor to Read, or Write each pin very easily. Find out its Secret Here.

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Arduino Port Expanders: How to Instantly get More Pins

Arduino Port Expanders: Are you are running out of I/O pins? You may not need to move to the next microcontroller; An easier way is to use an expansion chip!

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Secrets of Arduino PinMode: How to use it...

Arduino pinMode: How can an Arduino pin be either an input or an output? Is INPUT_PULLUP just for button push detection? And did you forget Mr. Schmitt?

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MCP3008: Find out if this ADC is as good as it claims

MCP3008: Do you need a 10 bit, 8 channel ADC with a high sample rate? This could be the right one. Find out its real sample rate here.

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Arduino Interrupt : There are more than Two external interrupts!

Arduino Interrupt Tutorial: It's true; it is a little known fact that there are more than 2 external interrupts but how do you use them? Find out here.

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AD9833: A versatile easy to use signal generator on a chip

Find out how to use the AD9833 to generate sine, square and triangle waves at 0.1Hz resolution from 0.1Hz to 12.5MHz

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