Hey wonderful book thus far, I’m loving learning C at the same time as exploring the potential of micro-controllers.
So, I was stepping through chapter 5, where we hook up the TMP36 to the Arduino and measure room temperature. I couldn’t quite figure out which pin was which, but i knew the center one was the signal pin. I wrote a program to just read the raw data off the signal pin and output it to the serial monitor. I ran it, observed some numbers scroll by on the monitor, and decided to put my fingers over the TMP36 to see if the numbers changed. OUCH! the thing put a blister on my index finger, and melted part of my breadboard it was so hot.
Did I connect the sensor to the breadboard backwards? (My guess is yes ;]) but I’m just curious if this is normal, since I dont want to try it again and end up ordering more stuff.