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Using Melexis MLX90614 Infrared Thermometer with Arduino LCD1602

Using Melexis MLX90614 Infrared Thermometer with Arduino LCD1602

In this tutorial you will learn how to display temperature in C, F and K on LCD1602 with I2C module. There is separate code for LCD2004.

Chapters of this video

This video requires the following two Tutorils

1-Introduciton to MLX906142
2-Introduction to LCD1602-I2C

Resources for this sketch


 /*************************************************** 
  This is a library example for the MLX90614 Temp Sensor
Original Library and code source: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-MLX90614-Library

 this code has been mostly updated
 it displays the temperature on LCD1602 or LCD2004 in C, F and K for object and for ambient
 
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updated/written by Ahmad Shamshiri on Jun 28, 2020 
 
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. www.robojax.com

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 * This code has been download from Robojax.com
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Origin
  Written by Limor Fried/Ladyada for Adafruit Industries.  
  BSD license, all text above must be included in any redistribution
 ****************************************************/

#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_MLX90614.h>
char *typeName[]={"Object:","Ambient:"};

Adafruit_MLX90614 mlx = Adafruit_MLX90614();

#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>
const uint8_t I2C_ADDRESS =0x3f;
const uint8_t LCD_CHAR= 16;
const uint8_t LCD_ROW= 2;
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(I2C_ADDRESS, LCD_CHAR,LCD_ROW);


void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);

  Serial.println("Robojax MLX90614 test");  

   if (!mlx.begin()) //Begin returns 0 on a good init
  {
      lcd.print("MLX90614 Failed");
      lcd.setCursor(0,1);
      lcd.print("check wiring!");      
    while (1)
      ;
  }  
  Wire.begin();
  lcd.begin();
  lcd.backlight();  
      lcd.print("Robojax MLX90614");
      lcd.setCursor(0,1);
      lcd.print("Infrared Temp.");          
      delay(2000);       
      clearCharacters(LCD_ROW-1,0, LCD_CHAR-1);
       
  
}//setup() end

void loop() {
  //Robojax Example for MLX90614 with LCD
  printTemp('C');//object temperature in C
  delay(2000);
  
  printTemp('D');//ambient temperature in C
  delay(2000);
//    
//  printTemp('F'); //object temperature in F
//  delay(2000);
//     
//  printTemp('G'); //ambient temperature in F
//  delay(2000);  
//  if( getTemp('C')>40)
//  {
//    //do something here
//  }
//  
//  printTemp('K'); //object temperature in K
//  delay(2000);    
//  printTemp('L');//ambient temperature in K  
//  delay(2000);  


  //Robojax Example for MLX90614
}

/*
 * @brief returns temperature or relative humidity
 * @param "type" is character
 *     C = Object Celsius
 *     D = Ambient Celsius
 *     
 *     K = Object Keliven
 *     L = Ambient in Keilven
 *     
 *     F = Object Fahrenheit
 *     G = Ambient in Fahrenheit

 * @return returns one of the values above
 * Usage: to get Fahrenheit type: getTemp('F')
 * to print it on serial monitor Serial.println(getTemp('F'));
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on Mar 30, 2020. 
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * www.Robojax.com 
 */
float getTemp(char type)
{
   // Robojax.com MLX90614 Code
  float value;
    float tempObjec = mlx.readObjectTempC();//in C object
    float tempAmbient = mlx.readAmbientTempC();
   if(type =='F')
   {
    value = mlx.readObjectTempF(); //Fah. Object
   }else if(type =='G')
   {
    value = mlx.readAmbientTempF();//Fah Ambient
   }else if(type =='K')
   {
    value = tempObjec + 273.15;// Object Kelvin
   }else if(type =='L')
   {
    value = tempAmbient + 273.15;//Ambient Kelvin
   }else if(type =='C')
   {
    value = tempObjec;
   }else if(type =='D')
   {
    value = tempAmbient;
   }
   return value;
    // Robojax.com MLX90614 Code
}//getTemp

/*
 * @brief nothing
 * @param "type" is character
 *     C = Object Celsius
 *     D = Ambient Celsius
 *     
 *     K = Object Keliven
 *     L = Ambient in Keilven
 *     
 *     F = Object Fahrenheit
 *     G = Ambient in Fahrenheit

 * @return prints temperature value in serial monitor
 * Usage: to get Fahrenheit type: getTemp('F')
 * to print it on serial monitor Serial.println(getTemp('F'));
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on Mar 30, 2020 at 21:51
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * www.Robojax.com 
 */
void printTemp(char type)
{
 clearCharacters(1,0, LCD_CHAR-1 );  
  // Robojax.com MLX90614 Code
  float tmp =getTemp(type);
      lcd.setCursor(0,1);
      
  if(type =='C')
  {

      lcd.print(typeName[0]);  
      lcd.print(" ");
      lcd.print(tmp);        
      lcd.print((char)223);// 
      lcd.print("C");      
              

  }else if(type =='D')
  {
      lcd.print(typeName[1]); 
      lcd.print(" ");
      lcd.print(tmp);        
      lcd.print((char)223);// 
      lcd.print("C");        
  }else if(type =='F')
  {
      lcd.print(typeName[0]); 
      lcd.print(" ");
      lcd.print(tmp);        
      lcd.print((char)223);// 
      lcd.print("F");        
  }else if(type =='G')
  {
      lcd.print(typeName[1]);
      lcd.print(" ");
      lcd.print(tmp);        
      lcd.print((char)223);// 
      lcd.print("F");        
  }

  else if(type =='K')
  {
      lcd.print(typeName[0]); 
      lcd.print(" ");
      lcd.print(tmp);        
      lcd.print((char)223);// 
      lcd.print("K");        
  }  
  else if(type =='L')
  {
      lcd.print(typeName[1]);
      lcd.print(" ");
      lcd.print(tmp);        
      lcd.print((char)223);// 
      lcd.print("K");        

  }

// Robojax.com MLX90614 Code
}//printTemp(char type)


/*
   clearCharacters(uint8_t row,uint8_t start, uint8_t stop)
 * @brief clears a line of display (erases all characters)
 * @param none
 * @return does not return anything
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri
 * www.Robojax.com code May 28, 2020 at 16:21 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 */
void clearCharacters(uint8_t row,uint8_t start, uint8_t stop )
{
    for (int i=start; i<=stop; i++)
    {
    lcd.setCursor (i,row); //  
    lcd.write(254);
    } 

}//clearCharacters
 
   

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