Introduction: How to Make Arduino Based Digital Tachometer Simple DIY Tutorial

About: Electrical engineer by profession

Let see how to make Arduino based digital Tachometer.

Working principle :-

IR Sensor get penetrate by motion of motor shaft, signal are transfer from IR Senor module to Arduino.

This signal are processed in Arduino according to code loaded on it.

Then Arduino transfer signals to LCD Screen to display RPM

Step 1: Video

Step 2: Material Reuired

1) IR Sensor module :-

2) LCD Screen :-

3) Arduino Nano :-

4) Zero PCB :-

5) Header pins :-

6) 9V Batter

Step 3: Electrical Circuit

Kindly go through the attached circuit diagram.

IR Sensor Arduino



OUT-----------------2(digital pin no. 2)

16X2 LCD Arduino

VSS------------------ GND

VCC----------------- +5V

VEE------------------ POT

RS-------------------- 12

R/W----------------- GND

E--------------------- 11





DB4------------------ 6

DB5------------------ 5

DB6------------------ 4

DB7---------------- 3

LED+--------------- +5V

LED----------------- GND


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Step 4: Procedure

Bring a Zero PCB, Mount female header pin on PCB

Place arduino and LCD Screen on PCB

Make solder connection where it is required,

refer electrical drawing for better understanding.

place IR Senor module on PCB in way that its sensor face toward the

wheel of motor to whom RPM have to measure.

Connect the Arduino with PC to upload code.

Then connect the 9V battery to power up arduino & LCD 16 X 2 screen

you can adjust the brightness of screen by rotating that Knob connected at VEE of LCD Screen

Now you are ready to take RPM reading.

Manually rotate the Wheel of motor you can see RPM Reading are appear on screen

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Thank for your attention hope you like this project

Step 5: Arduino Code

Click here to download Arduino code

upload the code to Arduino

Be sure you have selected right Board & port to successfully upload the code

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