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Part 3: Temperature Sensors

In this lesson we learn how to use MCP9808 Temperature sensor to measure and display it on Arduino IDE serial monitor and take action based on value of temperature. There are two other videos and code for LCD and LED display.

 * Robojax Arduino Step By Step Course
 * Part 3: Temperature Sensors
 * Lesson 32 MCP9808 Custom function
 * Updated by Ahmad Shamshiri for Robojax
 * Feb 23, 2019 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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#include <Wire.h>
#include "Adafruit_MCP9808.h"

// Create the MCP9808 temperature sensor object
Adafruit_MCP9808 tempsensor = Adafruit_MCP9808();

void setup() {
	//YouTube Watch it here
  Serial.println("MCP9808 demo by Robojax");
  // Make sure the sensor is found, you can also pass in a different i2c
  // address with tempsensor.begin(0x19) for example
  if (!tempsensor.begin()) {
    Serial.println("Couldn't find MCP9808!");
    while (1);

void loop() {
  //Serial.println("wake up MCP9808.... "); // wake up MCP9808 - power consumption ~200 mikro Ampere
  //tempsensor.wake();   // wake up, ready to read!

  // Robojax example 
  Serial.print(getTemp('C'));// print Temperature in Celsius
        Serial.println(" C");// print C 
  Serial.print(getTemp('F'));// print Temperature in Celsius
        Serial.println(" F");// print F   
  Serial.print(getTemp('K'));// print Temperature in Kelvin
        Serial.println(" K");// print K  
  //Serial.println("Shutdown MCP9808.... ");
  //tempsensor.shutdown(); // shutdown MCP9808 - power consumption ~0.1 micro Ampere
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 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri  for
 * Jan 22, 2019 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * getTemp(char type)
 * returns temperature in either C, F or K
 * @param type is character of upper case 
 * C is used to get Celsius
 * F is used to get fahrenheit
 * K is used for Kelvin
float getTemp(char type) {
	//YouTube Watch it here
    float c = tempsensor.readTempC();//get main temperature in C
  float f = c * 9.0 / 5.0 + 32;// convert to fahrenheit
  if(type =='F')
    return f;// fahrenheit
  }else if(type =='K')
    return c + 274.15;// return Kelvin
   return c; //return Celsius
}//getTemp ends


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