Introduction: SensorBox Interfacing Device Using Arduino

The purpose of this project is to make a interfacing device that can bridge the gap between different technologies by using easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone to edit modify and make interactive projects .As world moves towards internet of thing this device will help us in merging different technologies together. It uses open source hardware and software which makes it easier for several authors to work in parallel.

Step 1: What It Can Do

You can use any household infrared remote to control your pc.

In keyboard mode it allows you to interface your android phone with your pc and use it as a wireless keyboard.

In gaming mode it uses ultrasonic sensor to move a plane up and down by hovering your hand up and down above the sensor.

    Step 2: Material

    1. Arduino
    2. LCD
    3. Bluetooth(HC-06)
    4. Ultrasonic sensor
    5. wires
    6. Infrared decoder
    7. Software(Arduino,Processing)
    8. Amarino(for android phone)

    Step 3: Download Libraries

    Download following libraries for software to work

    for Arduino

    1. Liquid crystal library
    2. Library for ultrasonic sensor
    3. Irdecoder library
    4. Amarino

    for Processing

    1. Software serial library

    Step 4: Circuit

    Connect the recieve pin for irdecoder to pin 10

    Bluetooth to pin tx=8,rx=9

    Ultrasonic sensor echo pin=6,trigger pin=7

    Connection for Lcd is shown in the figure.

    Step 5: Software

    Procesing Code

    Arduino

    Code for SensorBox can be downloaded from the above link.

    Most of the code is self explanatory.

    Comments

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    Kutluhan (author)2015-03-17

    That is ultrasonic sensor box. Not all in one. But good project. Thanks!

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    shubham_bhatt (author)Kutluhan2015-03-17

    Actually sir it is all in one sensor box it as a ultrasonic sensor and ir decoder and Bluetooth on board allows it to connect to other android device and use your phone sensor

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    Kutluhan (author)shubham_bhatt2015-03-17

    When somebody say sensor, i remember: Gas sensors, ultrasonic sensors, photoresistors, thermistors, alcohohol sensors, radiation sensors, motion sensors.. Yes your box have 2 sensors but there are a lot of sensors out. I hope you can understand me. If you combine a lot of sensors in a box then it will be SensorBox. I didn't saw any SensorBox in instructables at all. But you can add more functions to yours then you will be first!

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    shubham_bhatt (author)Kutluhan2015-03-17

    Thanks... I am still working on i will follow your advice and next version will have more new features

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    russ_hensel (author)2015-03-16

    Why not post code to a place where users do not have to have an account, like instructables ( done just like image files ) or git hub.

    author

    I have uploaded it in my dropbox account because i am updating the code daily trying to add new features it will be much easier as link is updated automatically... u dont need to have an dropbox account to download but thanks for the advice next time github

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