DS 18B20 Digital Temperature Sensor. Component Guide 9

DS-18B-20 DS 18B20 is a Programmable Digital Temperature sensor that gives Digital outputs based on the temperature. It provides 9-12 configurable Bit temperature readings which indicate the temperature of the device. Information is sent to / from to connect from a Central Microprocessor to the DS 18B20. Power for reading, writing and temperature conversion can be derived from the Data line itself so that no external power source is needed.
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Two Heat Soldering Iron. Simple Design 7

3Soldering may sometimes make nuisance because the Iron will be either too hot or cold. If it is switched on continuously, it becomes too hot, wasting power and the bit gradually erodes. If it is switched off during a work, it takes time to become hot. So what is the solution to solve this problem? Do it, your Soldering Iron will always be ready in its two heat conditions. Simple, see how the trick works.
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Simple Solar Power System. Design Note 18

Solar based power system is now becoming popular to save energy and money. It is easy to install a simple 100 Watts Solar lighting system for outdoor lighting. No need for constructing the circuits and all necessary units are readily available and anybody can install this. It runs on a 12 volt Car battery and no switching is needed. It turns on the outdoor lamps around 6 p.m and turns off at 6.a.m. The car battery can power the system for minimum 3 years so it is very cost effective. Another advantage is that, the outdoor lights will automatically turns on / off even if the inmates are not in home giving some security. Cost of the system is around Rs.5000 including battery.
The system requires the following:

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Solar Power Supply. Design Note 15

IMAGEYou can make this Solar Power supply as your work bench power supply for testing prototypes. It delivers variable voltage from 1.5 volt to 12 volts with a current up to 300 milli amperes. It can also be used to charge batteries during day time. By using the Pot, it is easy to set the output volt from 1.5 to 12 Volts.
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How to remove noise from 433 MHz receiver. Design Note 13


The handy low cost 433 MHz Transmitter and Receiver pair is now widely used in Arduino based circuits. But one of the serious problems with the Receiver is its inherent property of accepting lot of noise from the background. This gives erratic output data which causes error reading. If the output is connected to an audio amplifier, hissing sound appears in the speaker when the receiver is in standby without receiving the signals from the transmitter. So careful designing of the power supply and a Glitch removing circuit will considerably reduce the noise from the data out of Receiver (Rx).

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