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2.2.1 Photoresistor

Introduction

Photoresistor is a commonly used component of ambient light intensity in life. It helps the controller to recognize day and night and realize light control functions such as night lamp. This project is very similar to potentiometer, and you might think it changing the voltage to sensing light.

Components

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Schematic Diagram

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Experimental Procedures

Step 1: Build the circuit.

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Step 2: Go to the folder of the code.

cd ~/davinci-kit-for-raspberry-pi/nodejs/

Step 3: Run the code.

sudo node photoresistor.js

When the code is running, the brightness of the LED will change according to the light intensity sensed by the photoresistor.

Code

const Gpio = require('pigpio').Gpio;
const ADC0834 = require('./adc0834.js').ADC0834;

exports.ADC0834 = ADC0834;

const adc = new ADC0834(17, 18, 27);

const led = new Gpio(22, {mode: Gpio.OUTPUT});

setInterval(() => {
  adc.read(0).then((value) => {
    console.log(value);
    led.pwmWrite(value);
  }, (error)=>{
    console.log("Error: " + error);
  });
}, 100);

Code Explanation

The codes here are the same as that in 2.1.4 Potentiometer. Please check the code explanation of 2.1.4 Potentiometer for details.

Phenomenon Picture

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