Introduction: 2 Minute Laser Tripwire

Ever wondered how it is that elevator doors these days have the kindly
habit of not crushing people... well its all about laser tripwires.

We build a laser tripwire by using an LDR which is connected to an Arduino analog pin through a voltage divider. Thus the reading on the analog pin varies with the light. Next we point a laser at the LDR and write a bit of code that says if the value goes down then trip the Alarm!

Component List:

•Arduino Uno

•5mm LED

•Piezo Buzzer

•Laser Module

•Light Dependent Resistor

Comments

Vwsurfer (author)2016-04-20

I have been looking at all the laser tripwires and this is great for my first project, Could you please tell me how to repeat the buzzer for another 5 times please.

Vwsurfer (author)Vwsurfer2016-04-20

its ok i have figured it out!

NE1forLearning (author)2016-01-30

Lost my laser module but found the setting sun worked great for testing

NE1forLearning (author)2015-08-25

Thanks for this, great tutorial

seamster (author)2014-11-04

Very cool! I've always wondered how elevator doors and stuff like that worked. I always just figured it was magic.

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