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Arduino based Logo Version 1.3 Flame Detector Module

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Shalini Verma

One of the Henry’s Bench tutorial has tried to explain the characteristics of the Logo Version 1.3 Flame Detector module. It represents all those similar devices which are specially designed to interface with microcontrollers. The device also consists of op-amp circuitry, an IR detector, an LED indicator, and sensitivity adjustment.

The most important portion is the IR detector, which is sensitive to light wavelengths and hence typical of flames. It means that when a flame is presented, the red LED of the module is turned on and its output low is accordingly set. The Flame Sensor Module is available in several module varieties and one can purchase from the internet.

To establish connections in flame Sensor Module to Arduino, only three pins are needed to work with Arduino.Sensor view is extremely important while designing the projects. And here the viewing angle of module sensor is at sixty degrees and it detects wavelengths from 760nm-1100nm.

Arduino based Logo Version 1.3 Flame Detector module

A defective lighter was used while testing the device for spark detection and it involved several attempts to see a flame as every time the sparks from lighter caused the LED to flash. The Arduino is connected to the Flame Sensor Module via micro-controller to the flame detector. Then the Arduino Flame Detector Module Sketch uses the LED connected to Pin 13 of the serial monitor of your Arduino IDE to see the output. The sketch is then uploaded and operation of the Flame Detector Module is verified and accordingly adjust.

When the Serial Monitor is opened in the Arduino program, the flame is moved in and out of the viewing angle of the sensor. Red LED can be seen illuminating in the module along with module LED which is connected to pin 13 of Arduino light up. The project is inspired with the temptation to design it as a safety device. But it should not be used as the only source of protection, especially at the experimental level.