Yoctopuce, USB sensors and actuators

Meet Yoctopuce

Yoctopuce designs, manufactures and sells USB devices to let your computer sit in the real world, not in the cloud. Our USB modules are tiny, easy to install and easy to drive programmatically. Among them you will find:


Yocto-Light-V2Ambient light sensor (luxmeter), for measuring light intensity from 0 to 65000 lux, with built-in data logger.

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Yocto-TemperatureTiny USB temperature sensor (thermometer), with built-in data logger

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And what's smoking ?

Running a system on batteries

As long as your expectations are in line with the laws of physics, it is not a problem to build a battery-powered system with Yoctopuce devices. We have already covered this topic a few times on this blog, but this week we will provide some theory and see how we can compute the life time of a system based on the battery size, how to build a self-powered system, what are the pitfalls to avoid...

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Coke + Mentos + Yoctopuce = Fun

This week, we decided to write a more entertaining post. It's an experiment to be done with children: adding a few Mentos candies into a Coke bottle to literally create a Coke geyser. The difficulty in this experiment is that the reaction happens so fast that one often finds oneself drenched with Coke. We decided to create a device allowing us to trigger this reaction from afar.

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