LilyPad Temperature Sensor Hookup Guide

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Introduction

The LilyPad Temperature Sensor lets you detect temperature changes in the environment (or an object pressed against the sensor) on your wearable project.

LilyPad Temperature Sensor

LilyPad Temperature Sensor

DEV-08777
$4.50

The temperature sensor board will output specific voltage at set temperatures - 10mV for every degree Celsius (°C), with 0 degrees C set at 0.5V. The current flowing through the signal tab can be read by an analog tab on a LilyPad Arduino board and converted through a formula to degrees in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Follow along to learn how to convert the voltage from the sensor into usable temperature data in your project.

You will need to connect the sensor to a LilyPad Arduino or other microcontroller to read the output values and use in your code.

Required Materials

To follow along with the code examples, we recommend:

Suggested Reading

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