Hello Makers....
All of you might be aware about the earthquake the struck Nepal a week ago.... I too felt that....It was scary.....
Then I thought of making a device that could detect an earthquake and sound an alarm..So what else could do the job except a MINI COMPUTER OR AN ARDUINO
So roll up your sleeves and get started...
Though its a bit costly....but what costs more than life....

Step 1: Materials

1. A breadboard...(Large or small)
Link:- http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005GYATUG/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1430585122&sr=8-4π=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=breadboard

2. Tilt switch
Link:- http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VUS24BY/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?qid=1430585222&sr=8-14π=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=tilt+switch

3. Piezo buzzer
Link:- http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DKC993O/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1430585426&sr=1-4π=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=piezo+buzzer+3v

4. Arduino with jumper cables
Link:- http://www.rs-components.com/arduino/index.html

5. 1k ohm resistor
6. A computer/laptop to load program to arduino

Step 2: Building the Life Saver

Follow the schematic , make all connections and then load the following program on arduino
Copy after this------>
#define BUZZER_PIN 10
#define MAX 100
int tiltValue = 0;
int previousTiltValue = 0;
int valueThreshold = 5;
int timeThreshold = 2 ;
int time = 0;

void setup()

void loop()
tiltValue = analogRead(TILT_SWITCH_PIN);
if(abs(tiltValue - previousTiltValue) >= valueThreshold)
time = time + 1;
if(time >= timeThreshold)
analogWrite(BUZZER_PIN, MAX);
previousTiltValue = tiltValue;

void reset()
time = 0;
previousTiltValue = 0;
analogWrite(BUZZER_PIN, 0);

Step 3: Finally Solder Everything

once you test that the device is working...solder everything.....
<p>There have been earthquakes coming recently in the place I live and this can be quite useful in such case. If you are from northern India, you would felt that as well. Isn't it? </p>
yes brother...i m from shimla and i tooo felt them....terrreffffying.....they were
<p>it's too late when the sensor is triggerd ...</p>
yep buddy i know that its a bit late....but a big quake is usally accompanied by smaller quakes before.....so it might be just used as a warning......as soon as you hear the buzzer....shoot out of your house...<br>Good Luck
please vote if ypu like it
<p>&quot;What's that buzzing noise?&quot;</p><p><em>&quot;What?&quot;</em></p><p>&quot;That buzzing noise, what is it?&quot;</p><p><em>&quot;Buzzing noise? I can't hear any buzzing over the noise of collapsing buildings!&quot;</em></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>;-)</strong></p>
I understand but you can amplify the sound of the buzzer using a paper cup..<br>.<br>just place the buzzer into it and fix it with a glue gun...but be sure not to spoil the buzzer with glue
and ya <br>Good Luck<br>Please vote if you like it

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