6. case 04 trimpot#

6.1. Introduction#

The trimpot is a common pressure regulation component. In this case, we are going to read output voltage of the trimpot and show the voltage with a bar graph in 5*5 LED allay of micro:bit.

6.3. Hardware Connect#

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6.4. Principles of Circuits#

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The GND of slot on micro:bit is into innards of batteries’ GND to generate current loop.

6.5. Introduction of Components#

Trimpot#

The trimpot is a pressure regulation component which included a resistance and a slide system. The resistance measured varies based on the movement of a knob or slider between the middle terminal and outer terminals. There is a 10KΩ trimpot on the experiment box. When it turns left, it will be 0Ω; when it turns right, it will be 10KΩ.

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6.6. Software#

Step 1#

Click makecode https://makecode.microbit.org/#

Click on “New Project” and set a new Project.

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Step 2#

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Snap plot bar graph into the forever to show a bar graph.(A bar graph is a kind of table which can show number by diffrent lengths.)

“analog read pin” is to read a signal of a pin.(0~1023)

Program#

Program link:https://makecode.microbit.org/_VewWgwe8HVT1

You also could directly download program by visiting website as below:

6.7. Result#

Rotate the trimpot, the height of the bar graph will change.

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6.8. think#

Is the trimpot could be a fixed resistance?

6.9. Questions#

6.10. More Information#