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Top 3 Arduino based PCB projects of January 2021 from PCBWay

This article presents you top 3 Arduino projects on custom-made PCB boards. Due to its ready-to-use structure and effortless functions, Arduino is a popular choice among project makers. While working on any electronic circuit, the connections using wires sometimes becomes complex. So a better way to operate trouble-free is to use a PCB board.

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Arduino based GPS tracker

GPS tracker using Arduino
GPS tracker using Arduino

 

GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It finds its application in tracking an object or finding a location. Although, now every smartphone and smartwatch comes with an inbuilt GPS. But have you ever thought of making a GPS with the help of an Arduino? This project provides you the complete guide to building a GPS step by step. On establishing a connection between the GPS module and terminal program on the computer, the relative figures, time, latitude, and longitude of a place gets displayed. The GPS requires at least three satellites to locate an object. But to get better accuracy, more than three satellites are preferred.

PCB details

The base material for the PCB is standard FR-4. The PCB is of a single layer and dissipates the heat efficiently. The solder mask is perfect and is made black. And that prevents the copper traces from short-circuiting and oxidation. PCBWay ensures the PCB delivered to you meets all the necessary protocols.

The image shows the PCB designed in software.

Designed PCB of the project
Designed PCB of the project

And right here, is the fabricated PCB from PCBWay.

Received PCB from PCBWay
Received PCB from PCBWay

Components Required

1K ohm resistors x2
LEDs x2
Arduino Nano
GT-7U GPS module
PCB board from PCBWay

Arduino based Controller

Arduino based controller
Arduino based controller

Does the use of a keyboard and a mouse to control the computer have become monotonous for you? Just make it simple by combining the features of both with the help of this project. It is handy for not just playing games. But also to carry out tasks of a keyboard and mouse. It consists of two analog sticks. The left analog stick functions as the mouse. While the right analog stick, along with tact switches, serves the purpose of a keyboard.

PCB details

It is a single-layer PCB with a blue solder mask. The designing portion of the PCB is done in KiCAD. The high-quality PCB received from PCBWay is durable, dust, and moisture resistant. And that makes it hassle-free to use in an open environment without any external cover.

The image shows the PCB designed in software.

PCB designed in software
PCB designed in software

And right here, is the fabricated PCB from PCBWay.

Received PCB from PCBWay
Received PCB from PCBWay

Components Required

Arduino Pro Micro
COM-09032 Analog Joystick
Tact switches
LEDs x2
220-ohm resistor x2
PCB board from PCBWay

Alcoholmeter

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A breathalyzer or simply an Alcoholmeter is a device that measures the concentration of alcohol in a person’s breath. This project guides you to make an economical alcoholmeter at home. The heart of the project is an MQ3 sensor module that detects the alcohol content. The sensor connects to an analog pin of Arduino. A buzzer makes a sound when the sensor senses alcohol in the air. The LEDs glow to indicate the concentration of alcohol. More LEDs glowing indicate a higher concentration of alcohol.

PCB details

The project uses a single-layer rectangular PCB with a black solder mask. The PCB is highly reliable as it is dust and moistureproof. In terms of drill holes, tracks, and durability of the PCB from PCBWay, it gets a perfect score of 10.

The image shows the PCB designed in software.

PCB designed in software
PCB designed in software

And right here, is the fabricated PCB from PCBWay.

Received PCB from PCBWay
Received PCB from PCBWay

Components Required

Arduino Nano
Buzzer
LEDs x6
1K ohm resistor x6
MQ3 sensor
PCB board from PCBWay


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