In this tutorial I go through the steps of setting up a Raspberry Pi ADC (Analog to digital converter). As you may already know the Pi doesn’t have any GPIO pins that are analog. This makes connecting analog sensors a little more complex.
There are several solutions to the lack of Analog pins like the one I did in the Raspberry Pi LDR tutorial which involved using a capacitor to measure the resistance of the LDR (Light Dependent Resistor). A better solution to this would be to use what is known as an analog digital converter (MCP3008). This involves a little bit of setting up which I will go into below
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