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Lesson 11: Using Tilt Sensor Switch with Arduino

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Tilt switch or sensor is sensor when it is leaned to from a certain position, it establishes contact bewtween two pin. We detect the conect using Arduino and take action to do something.

A tilt sensor can be installed on a robotic arm and when the arm moves to certain position we either turn ON something or turn OFF .

 * S02-01 Tilt
 * This is the Arduino code for tilt switch to
 * turn a relay ON which the relay
 * can turn a light or alarm ON
* tilt switch is connected to pin 2
 * Relay is connected to pin 8

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int tiltPin = 2;// define pin 2 for tilt switch 
int relayPin = 8;// pin connected to relay 

int  onTime= 500; // time in melliseond ON and wait before make another reading.
int  offTime= 500; // time in melliseond OFF and wait before make another reading.

void setup() {
    // out pins
    pinMode(tiltPin, INPUT);// define tiltPin as input
    pinMode(relayPin, OUTPUT);// define relayPin as output  for relay         

    Serial.println("Robojax Tilt switch");


void loop() {
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    // read the tilt switch
    if(digitalRead(tiltPin) == LOW){
      Serial.println("Switch ON "); 
      digitalWrite(relayPin, HIGH); // Turn the relay ON    
      delay(onTime);// keep the relay or switch ON for the onTime 
      digitalWrite(relayPin, LOW);// Turn the relay OFF
      Serial.println("Switch OFF ");
      delay(offTime);// wait offTime  before reading again    
}// loop


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