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Raspberry Pi Sensors by Rushi Gajjar

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Making your own sensor station

It is essential to gain knowledge of the ADC modules that we have gone through, and it is good to go with the hardware setup. We know that MCP3008 has eight channels to interface eight different single-ended output analog sensors. What if we build a project that has as many sensors as eight? Do you want to create generic hardware that has the capability of connecting any sensor with your RasPi? This section will contain the development of generic hardware that can seamlessly work with RasPi to interface whichever sensors you want. We can call that hardware by giving a name as a sensor station.

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Not all sensors can be directly interfaced through MCP3008 with the RasPi. As described in the introduction to the ADC ...

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