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We would all love to have superpowers. But you probably don't want to expose yourself to toxic chemicals or radiation in order to get them. Fortunately, there are some abilities that we can closely approximate with a little technology.

For example, Spider-Man has a "spider sense" that alerts him to nearby danger, and Daredevil's "radar sense" lets him see nearby objects even in the dark. Using an ultrasonic range sensor we can sense how far away objects are. This would let you navigate in the dark or detect when someone is sneaking up behind you.

Step 1: Watch the Video

Here is the video walkthrough of the project.

hi, I think this is very cool and I am a very lazy American and I would like to know if you sell a set that is a led vibration combo. please let me know, thank you.
Sorry. But I don't sell any of my projects. I just write the how-to instructions for them. But if you really want to buy something similar, ThinkGeek sells one that senses when someone walks up behind you.
Could you possibly link that think geek page?
Bro just google it
Could you possibly link that think geek page?
Could you possibly link that think geek page?
Thanks for letting me know
<p>Spider-man, or DD, whichever you want. This is EPIC!</p>
<p>Hi, I loved the instructable ! Thanks for uploading. </p><p>i wanted to know whether a buzzer can be used with increasing frequency of beeps as distance decreases ? thanks :)) </p>
<p>And yes. Please give a pic of the arduino sample code only for the sensor and buzzer.....</p>
<p>The example code can be copied from the text or downloaded from the attached file.</p>
<p>There is no manual how to connect the points in the arduino uno of an HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor that has echo and tring....Please leave it in the comments..................</p>
Here is a link to the manual<br>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y-yZnNhMYy7rwhAgyL_pfa39RsB-x2qR4vP8saG73rE/edit
<p>Hey, can the range pass through fabric ? (meaning if you put the range sensor on your hood, will it still detect objects forwards? ) </p>
No the ultra sonic ping will not go through fabric.
Hey thanks for this project!<br><br>Where did you buy the tan &quot;insulated case&quot; you show with Arduino and 9v in
<p>I bought it at RadioShack about 10 years ago. So it probably isn't available any more. But any housing can work.</p>
<p>can you make a code for vibration</p>
The code should be the same. Just connect a transistor to the output pin and connect the pager motor to the transistor,
<p>o rite cheers mate and I will do !! </p>
<p>how do you attach the ultrasonic range sensor if it has four pins with trig and Echo instead of sig ?</p>
Look up the manual on that part. It should have instructions on how to hook it up. You can also try looking up tutorials for that part.
<p>Which arudino kit can someone tell me.</p>
I am using the Arduino Uno, but any of them should work.
<p>thxs</p>
<p>Very FUN. </p><p>Try this folks its easy too!</p><p> BTW the 3 pin varieties work the same way. My personal experience is maxes out at 3.1 meters also sometimes doesn't see an oblique object such as a wall angled at a glancing angle.</p>
<p>Could you use a stepper or linear motor to produce a gradient of tactile pressure relative to the proximity without using a constant draw on that motor? (Meaning that power is only used to position the motor, not to hold it in position). I'm pretty much a nuts, bolts, hammer and glue guy, but I was just wondering.</p>
That is definitely possible.
Sooo much to learn :D
<p>Sure, if you use one with high(low? =) ) enough gear ratio, or a worm gear, there is no problem turning off the supply to the motor, best done by using the enable pin of the stepper driver.</p>
<p>Wonderful build.... Double plus good.... Got my vote!.....</p>
<p>I agree!</p>
<p>Awesome instructable! Maybe someone can miniaturize the design with an Arduino Nano or LilyPad as well. Nice work!</p>
<p>I love it. So nerdy, on multiple levels. Excellent work!</p>

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Bio: My name is Jason Poel Smith I am a Community Manager here at Instructables. In my free time, I am an Inventor, Maker, Hacker, Tinker ... More »
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