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Part 3: Temperature Sensors

In this lesson we learn how to use MCP9808 high accuracy temperature sensor and display it on LCD1602 or LCD2004 LCD screen. There are two other videos and code one is the introductoion to MCP9808 and the other is TM1637 LED display.

 * Robojax Arduino Step By Step Course
 * Part 3: Temperature Sensors
 * Lesson 33 MCP9808 with LCD1602-I2C

 * Update by Ahmad Shamshiri for Robojax
 * on Mar 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();

// start of settings for LCD1602-I2C
#include <Wire.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>
// Set the LCD address to 0x3F for a 16 chars and 2 line display
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x3F, 16, 2);
// end of settings for LCD1602-I2C

void setup() {
	//YouTube Watch it here
 // initialize the LCD, 
  // Turn on the blacklight and print a message.
  lcd.setCursor (0,0); //

  // Make sure the sensor is found, you can also pass in a different i2c
  // address with tempsensor.begin(0x19) for example
  if (!tempsensor.begin()) {
  lcd.print("MCP9808 Error"); 
  lcd.print("MCP9808 Test");   

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

  lcd.clear();// clearn previous values from screen
  lcd.setCursor (0,0); //character zero, line 1
  lcd.print("MCP9808 Sensor"); // print text 

  // print distance in degrees C
  lcd.setCursor (0,1); //character 0, line 2
  lcd.print(getTemp('C'));// print Temperature Celsius
  lcd.setCursor (5,1); //character 6, line 2 
  lcd.print((char)223);// print degree 
  lcd.setCursor (6,1); //character 7, line 2 
  lcd.print("C");// print C
   // print distance degrees F
  lcd.setCursor (8,1); //character 9, line 2
  lcd.print(getTemp('F'));// print distance in cm
  lcd.setCursor (14,1); //character 15, line 2 
  lcd.print((char)223);// print degree 
  lcd.setCursor (15,1); //character 16, line 2 
  lcd.print("F");// print F 

  //Serial.println("Shutdown MCP9808.... ");
  //tempsensor.shutdown(); // shutdown MCP9808 - power consumption ~0.1 micro Ampere

 * 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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