This unit shows the actual temperature and humidity level after it booted up. The first two digits on the display represent the humidity, and the second two digits shows the temperate readings. If someone starts shaking the unit it will generate two random decimal numbers. The unit will pick random decimal numbers from the 1 to 90 range in default. The range can be changed with touch buttons. If someone touches one of the buttons, the display shows two decimal numbers. The first is the minimum value of the range and the second number is the maximum value.
Button 1 increases the first digit of the display (the min. value increase with 10).
Button 2 increases the second digit of the display (the min. value increase with 1).
Button 3 increases the third digit of the display (the max. value increase with 10).
Button 4 increases the fourth digit of the display (the max. value increase with 1).
The unit is powered by two AAA batteries. The internal voltage is regulated up 5 V. It has a built in accelerometer which detecting if the unit is moving.
Step 1: PCB and Components
Manufacture the PCB board according gerber files.Or simply build it on a proto board.
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1pc DHT-11 DHT11 Digital temperature and humidity sensor probe
1 pc crochet made with Crochet for Gadget
Step 2: Assembly PCB and the Components 1.
1. Soldering PIN-s on booth side.
2. Install switch. (prototype had small drills, corrected in v12 )
3. Install DHT 11 temperature and humidity sensor. (prototype had only 3 connection because it was planned to use with DHT 22, corrected in v12 booth DHT11 and DHT22 can be used, resistors should decide )
4. Fix battery holder with two screw and solder connection. (prototype had polarity problem, and small drills, corrected in v12 )
Step 3: Assembly PCB and the Components 2.
Upload the attached software.
For uploading or changing the code download and install Arduino Software.
Use a Crius FTDI Basic Breakout 5V USB to TTL 6-Pin Module (other downloader could also work), to connect the PC to the Arduino.
I used the following libraries thanks for them, before using check their licencing:
1. Upload the program before soldering.
Test the board, than solder it.
2. Solder display, buttons, level shifter,
3. Before solder power regulator step up converter it produce to high Voltage (5.3V), use diodes to reduce the VCC. I used two connected serial.
4. Turn on and enjoy it. video: https://youtu.be/OaifBikhXyg
Step 4: Design a Crochet
Participated in the
Soft Toys Challenge