This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.
The E-block Basic Sensors Board incorporates three distinct types of analog sensor and an analog potentiometer into an easy-to-use package allowing for experimentation or development. Each of the sensors (and the potentiometer) returns a reading as an analog voltage which can be between 0V and 5V.
Basic Sensors Board Features
The board's patch/jumper system allows you to connect any of the sensors to any of the pins on the downstream E-blocks connector, or to individual female pin headers.
- TEPT5700 phototransistor — light level sensor
- B57164K472J NTC thermistor — temperature sensor
- A1301UA-T Hall Effect — magnetic field sensor
- Simple potentiometer
- Compatible with both 3.3V and 5V upstream E-blocks
- Flowcode macros available
Basic Sensors Board Resources
E-blocks Overview E-blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-blocks that need it.
Processing E-blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera FPGAs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-blocks system. Processing E-blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.