Chapter 2

The Basics of Sensors and Actuators

  1. How Sensors Work
  2. Analog Sensors
  3. Digital Sensors
  4. Pull-Up/Down resistors and Sensors
  5. A brief Introduction to sampling theory
  6. 5.1.  A/D conversion

  7. Examples of sensors and working principles
  8. 6.1.  Acceleration

    6.2.  Temperature

    6.3.  Humidity

    6.4.  Distance

    6.5.  Light

    6.6.  Orientation

    6.7.  Sound

    6.8.  Electric Current

  9. Actuators
  10. 7.1.  Relay Switch

    7.2.  Servo Motor

  11. Putting Things Together
  12. Summary