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Reading iButton with Arduino

iButtons  readerWe all are familiar with iButton devices - a small chip used as a key almost everywhere:Those keys use Maxim's (formerly Dallas Semiconductor) 1-Wire protocol. It's a nice thing and it is used in many other devices, like temperature sensors (DS18B20, DS18S20 for instance).

As it comes from the name, 1-Wire devices require only one wire for data transfer. Some devices are also capable of using ithis line as a power source. (However, one will still need another wire - for ground).You can attach a large number of devices to the same line. That's especially well when you are using Arduino - OneWire line takes only one digital pin, and you theoretically can plug all you OneWire sensors, keys etc to this line.

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