03 Mar

Digital thermometer based on Arduino with 4 digit 7 segment display

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1 x Arduino (in my case it was Arduino Mega 2560 rev2)
1 x PCF8574 expander
1 x 4 digit display with common anode (my was FJ-5461BH)
1 x temperature sensor MCP9700AE
8 x 220 Ohm resistors
some connectors

If you want to build your own simple digital thermometer just for fun, this tutorial is for you. All the „ingredients” you can buy on ebay, aliexpress or in your local electronic shop. The temperature sensor can be replaced with other one, but you need to discover how to connect it to the rest (especially check the operating voltage and pins). Different will be also way to calculate temperature basing on the output voltage. Read More