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Lets check how hot it is with the temperature sensor!

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The TMP36 is a polarised part. The orientation of the TMP36 matters. If you don't hook it up correctly, it can get very very hot! In our examples, the flat edge (the bit with the writing) is pointed away from the Arduino.
  • The TMP36 is a polarised part. The orientation of the TMP36 matters.

  • If you don't hook it up correctly, it can get very very hot!

  • In our examples, the flat edge (the bit with the writing) is pointed away from the Arduino.

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Insert the TMP36 Temperature Sensor into the breadboard so that the flat face of the sensor is facing away from the Arduino.
  • Insert the TMP36 Temperature Sensor into the breadboard so that the flat face of the sensor is facing away from the Arduino.

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Connect the 5V line from the Arduino to the 5V pin of the TMP36.
  • Connect the 5V line from the Arduino to the 5V pin of the TMP36.

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Connect Analogue Pin 0 to the TMP36's Voltage Out Pin (this is the middle pin).
  • Connect Analogue Pin 0 to the TMP36's Voltage Out Pin (this is the middle pin).

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Connect the TMP36's ground pin to ground on the Arduino.
  • Connect the TMP36's ground pin to ground on the Arduino.

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  • Copy this code and upload it to your Arduino using the Arduino IDE.

  • View the temperature readings by opening the Serial monitor in your Arduino IDE.

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Madeleine Schappi

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I am getting 449.57 degrees Centigrade and yet I can type. I am the human torch.

john Zuill - Reply

Thanks for doing all this Madeleine. I particularly enjoyed the light sensor yesterday. That’s going to come in very handy.

Dave Geenen

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David Geenen - Reply

Thanks for doing all this, Madeleine. I particularly enjoyed the light sensor yesterday. That’s going to be very handy.

Dave Geenen

studio djgeenen

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