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How to control mini water pump with Arduino

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The advent of Arduino microcontrollers has revolutionized the world of electronics and automation. With their user-friendly interface and vast array of modules and sensors, Arduino boards have become the go-to choice for hobbyists and professionals alike. In this article, we will explore the significance of a 5V water pump module, the importance of using transistors, and how to effectively connect the two to create an efficient water control system.

Pull-up and Pull-down resistors

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A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element. In electronic circuits, resistors are used to reduce current flow and adjust signal levels among other uses. Resistance is measured in Ohm with a sign of Ω.

A microcontroller (e.g. Arduino) utilizes I/O signals for communication with external hardware devices, where the most commonly known being GPIO. As a reminder, digital logic circuits have three logic states: high, low and floating (or high impedance). When there’s nothing connected to your GPIO pins, your program will read a floating impedance state, which we do not want. To achieve either high or low states, we’ll have to implement pull-up or pull-down resistors in our digital circuit.

Connecting a motor to Arduino

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Arduino microcontrollers are the heart of countless DIY projects, from robots to automated systems. To bring these projects to life, you often need to interface them with motors. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps of connecting a motor to an Arduino using a separate power supply while ensuring control with precision using an NPN transistor. This approach allows you to harness the full potential of your motorized creations without overloading your Arduino.

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The essential guide to resistors

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Ever wondered how your phone manages to stay charged without blowing up or how your TV remote controls those watching marathons? It's all thanks to a tiny but mighty electronic component - the resistor. Resistors are one of the most valuable parts of the tech world. These little wizards quietly control the flow of electric current in ways that make our gadgets tick. In this article, we're taking a deep dive into the world of resistors, from the magic of Ohm's law to cracking the colorful code that reveals their hidden values.

Using transistors in electronic circuits

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Transistors are fundamental semiconductor devices that revolutionized the world of electronics. Among various types of transistors, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs) hold significant importance due to their widespread use in amplification, switching, and signal processing applications. This article will explore the two main types of BJT transistors: NPN and PNP. We will explore their basic structures, operating principles, and essential circuit elements required for their proper functioning.

Regulated power supply module based on AMS1117

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We often use the power supplies like batteries or direct AC/DC supply which are normally in higher ranges compared to the actual requirement for the circuit. In that cases we need this kind of voltage regulators which can regulate and vary the voltage levels for the circuit requirement.

The AMS1117 series of chips are linear voltage regulators with low voltage drop. The modules based on the AMS1117 chip provide constant 3.3V or 5V outputs from an unregulated DC input. It's very compact and can be included in your project schema or you can use it together with a breadboard for circuit testing.