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'Celsius' electronics kit
'Celsius' is an electronics kit aimed at young people. Correctly soldering the components onto the included printed circuit board (PCB) creates a badge that measures the temperature, and also keeps track of the minimum and maximum temperatures. As a bonus, the badge lets you play a small memory game.
Er is ook een pagina in het Nederlands aanwezig.
The front and back of a ready built Celsius.
You can send your questions about the Celsius project to ivo [atsign] digiterraan.nl.
Ivo PA1IVO and Leo PA0LEZ.
The building instructions can be found in a colour PDF file. When printing the instructions, use a colour printer in order to see the red lines in the pictures. The instructions are only available in Dutch, but the building instructions will be useful for everyone due to the graphical presentation.
In the manual you can find all the information you need to know to operate the Celsius, however in Dutch only. It is a PDF file in A4-format, containing two A5 columns of text. By double-side printing the A4 and cutting it exactly into two equal parts, you get two manuals in A5 format.
According to the specifications the TMP36 temperature sensor can vary up to 2 degrees. If the temperature displayed on the Celsius indeed deviates, this can be corrected on the PCB of the Celsius.
By means of 4 different soldering bridges, the temperature on the display can be shown 3.5 higher or lower at maximum, in steps of 0.5 degrees. If a soldering bridge is present, it is selected. At the start up of the micro controller the state of the soldering bridges are read in.
- Soldering bridges "-" and "1", the display will show the temperature 1 degrees lower than the actual measurement of the TMP36 temperature sensor.
- Soldering bridges ".5" en "2", the display will show the temperature 2,5 degrees higher than the actual measurement of the TMP36 temperature sensor.
Schematic of the Celsius electrical circuit.
|Part & reference
||Name / value
|| Manufacturer part number
||Supplier & order code
||100 nF (pitch 5 mm)
|2 Led displays
||1.3cm Segment display Orange CA
||Tactile Switch off-(on)
||28 pins (2 x 14) 7.62mm spacing
||ASSMANN WSW AR 28 HZL/7-TT
||Battery holder 2 x AAA
||Keystone Electronics 2468
||2 x 1,5 Volt AAA
||Your local shop
Electronic parts Celsius.
The PCB layout is available as:
The PCBs are manufactured at Safe-PCB.
The micro controller (ATmega48PA, device signature 0x1E920A) firmware is available as .hex file. The fuse bits settings are: 0xFF, 0xD6, 0x62 (extended, high, low).
Celsius at minus four degrees in the snow.
Celsius design prototype.
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