Introduction: Read Analog Values From LDR Using Arduino

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In this instructables we will play using ldr to get analog values...(light dependent resistor its more like solar cell in which resistance decreases as light falls on it)

Step 1: Components Required

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*Arduino Uno
*Pot(To increase or decrease the sensitivity of ldr)
*wires to connect to breadboard (if needed I pulled out some single strand wires from scratch)
*LDR

A photo resistor or light-dependent resistor(LDR) or photocell is a light-controlled variable resistor. The resistance of a photo resistor decreases with increasing incident light intensity; in other words, it exhibits photo conductivity. A photo resistor can be applied in light-sensitive detector circuits, and light- and dark-activated switching circuits.

Step 2: Connecting Components

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It works on voltage divider
so we connect pot in series with LDR and sensor value is taken across LDR in terms of voltage developed.... due to light intensity....

Step 3: Coding

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void setup ()
{
Serial.begin(9600);
}
void loop()
{
int sensorvalue=analogRead(A0);
Serial.println(sensorvalue);
delay(1);
}

Step 4: Upload

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Above pics represents first when light is not falling on ldr(single digit)
secondly light is falling on ldr (two or three digit number)

Step 5: Adding Led

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In void loop statements can be added and led pin should be declared at void setup..
If (analogread>=600)
{
digitalWrite(13,HIGH);
}
else
{
digitalWrite(13,LOW);
}

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