June 13, 2012

Compact Arduino-powered Gas Detector/Sniffer

 Here is another small yet useful Arduino-based project... a device that can be used to measure gas levels in the area and display for easy monitoring. The author has used a simple gas sensor and a small Arduino-compatible board with a 7-segment LED display for output as shown in the following video:

This is the kind of project that illustrates you don't need to use the full-sized Arduino hardware for every project. This would lend itself nicely to the use of our Freetronics LeoStick - perhaps using the onboard piezo to make different sounds depending on the gas level:

The extra circuitry could be mounted to the LeoStick with a matching ProtoStick, helping keep things neat and compact:

However to get started and for more information and the Arduino sketch, visit here

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