Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Make a simple Arduino-based ohmmeter

An interesting project for beginners in Arduino and electronics is this simple ohmmeter. It's based on the concept of a voltage divider and the analogue input on Arduino. The divider contains a known resistor, and the 'unknown' resistor under test. Using the data of the known resistor the Arduino can measure the voltage in the divider and then calculate the resistance of the unknown resistor. An exercise in knowns and unknown knowns! 

For the project information, Arduino sketch and wiring diagram visit the ohmmeter page(opens in Google translate). And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If this sort of project intrigues you and you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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