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How to use temperature sensor with Arduino Uno


The temperature sensor is the most popular measuring device which is capable to sense the intensity of heat generated by the object to which it is connected. These sensors are most frequently used by us through our household devices such as microwave, refrigerator, air conditioners and so on. In this tutorial, we will learn about LM35 (LM means linear monolithic) temperature sensor which is an integrated circuit analog temperature sensor.
It is an easily available, less costly and accurate result providing sensor without any external calibration or trimming. Its output voltage is linearly proportional with Centigrade temperature due to which is preferred over other temperature sensors calibrated in Kelvin in which extra additional calculation needed to convert a measured temperature into centigrade.

LM35 operates under -550C to 1500C. Its output voltage increases by 10 mV for every degree Celsius increment in temperature means its scaling factor is 10 mV/0C. LM 35 temperature sensor is an analog temperature sensor that means it provides output in analog signal form. Some of the microcontrollers does not accept analog signals, therefore, they require additional circuitry like analog to digital converter (ADC) to convert the analog signal into digital. in this tutorial, we will use Arduino Uno which has an inbuilt analog to digital converter. Arduino Uno has six analog input pins (A0 to A5). We will use one of these analog pins to convert the analog output of the LM35 sensor into the digital output.


In this tutorial, I will explain to you two projects. In the first project, you will understand, how a temperature sensor can be operated with Arduino Uno with the serial monitor. In the second example, you will learn how to show output temperature on LCD using Arduino Uno. I will show you how to calculate output temperature in Celsius as well as Fahrenheit in both the project.

How to use a Temperature sensor with Arduino Uno (with serial monitor):


Required component:

1. 1 x LM35 temperature sensor.............................BUY
2. 1 x USB cable.....................................................BUY
3. 1 x Arduino Uno board.......................................BUY
4. 1 x Breadboard...................................................BUY
5. Jumper wires......................................................BUY

Circuit description:

LM 35 temperature sensor has three terminals power supply (VDD), output analog voltage (Vout), ground (GND). As shown in the connection diagram the middle terminal of the sensor is connected with analog pin A2 pin of the Arduino Uno board. The first terminal is connected with the 5-volt power supply pin of the Arduino board and the third terminal is connected with GND.

LM35 temperature sensor (flat top view)
LM35 temperature sensor (round top view)

Connection diagram:


Code: Click here

Output:



  
                                       


How to use a temperature sensor with Arduino Uno (With LCD):

Required component:

1. 1 x LM35 temperature sensor.
2. 1 x USB cable.
3. 1 x Arduino Uno board.
4. 1 x Breadboard.
5. 1 x LCD (16 x 2).
6. 1 x preset (10 k).
7. Jumper wires

Connection diagram:


Circuit description:

I have used 16 x 2 LCD compatible with Hitachi HD44780 driver. The 10 k preset is used with LCD to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen. The RS pin of the LCD is connected with pin 8 of the Arduino board. VEE pin of the LCD module is connected with the middle terminal of the preset. 

GND, RW and LED- pin of the LCD module connected with the ground pin of the Arduino board. VDD and LED+ pin of the LCD module is connected with 5-volt power supply pin of the Arduino board. Enable pin E of the LCD module is connected with pin 2 of the Arduino board. Data pins D4, D5, D6, and D7 are connected with pin 7, 6, 5, 4 respectively. 


The temperature sensor is a three terminal device first terminal is connected with 5-volt power supply pin of the Arduino, middle terminal is connected with A2 analog pin of the Arduino board and the third terminal is connected with GND pin of the Arduino board.

Code: Click here

Output:




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