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The secrets of the Yocto-(Maxi)Knob

By mvuilleu, in Electronics, august 12,2022.

Reading a potentiometer, push button or other resistive sensor via USB is a priori not very complicated. By the way, the Yocto-Knob is one of the very first modules we put for sale more than ten years ago. However, depending on the applications, the needs are not always the same. Therefore, over time we added new settings in order to refine the measures. Let's see this in details...

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Reed switch vs. Hall effect sensor

By martinm, in Electronics and DIY, august 05,2022.

Two years ago, we told you about reed switches, especially to warn you about the difficulties that you can encounter when you want to use them to build a rev counter. But we had somewhat forgotten to tell you about Hall effect sensors, which can be a welcome substitute.

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GSM power usage for sensor monitoring

By mvuilleu, in Measures, Electronics and Internet of Things, november 20,2021.

When you must design a system that sends back measures through a GSM connection, there are two physical quantities that you want to estimate: que quantity of transferred data and the power consumption. We already had the opportunity to provide orders of magnitude for data consumption in a previous post, but we are going to see today how much power is needed to send back data periodically through a 3G or 4G GSM connection.

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Supply voltage: critical or not?

By mvuilleu, in Electronics, august 08,2021.

You should normally power Yoctopuce modules with a voltage between 4.75V and 5.25V, which is the standard operating range for USB devices. But what happens when you go beyond these limits, even temporarily and without meaning to? What are the cases that can cause lasting damage? This is what we will explain to you...


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Alphanumeric displays

By martinm, in Electronics and Programming, june 18,2021.

Three weeks ago, we presented the new Yocto-MaxiKnob which enables you to quite easily interface control panels. This week, we show you how to embed alphanumeric displays in you control panel by using only one Yoctopuce module: the Yocto-I2C.

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