Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - diy - featured Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:52:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips
Networked Radiation Detector: Feel Cosmic Rays on your Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> physicsenthusiast *Update (12/23)*: Just entered the "protected" competition- protect yourself from radiation and vote for me :) Thanks Note: This is my very first Instructable! I will be very responsive to feedback on how to improve the project description below, so please let me know.In this tutorial, you will lear...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:45:36 PST
Sous Vide Oven Controller
Sous Vide Oven Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> 24Eng Instead of cutting apart a perfectly good Crock Pot this build will show you how to build a controller your appliance you can plug into. This modular approach means you do not need to buy a second appliance. If you have an old rice cooker in the cabinet you can make it a sous vide oven.The tricky p...
By: 24Eng

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 PDT
Tilt Activated Switch
Tilt Activated Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> frank26080115 It's a 3 position SPDT switch that closes (on) when tilted. Made with 3 pieces of plastic, a washer, and three machine screws + nuts. I made this switch as a hack for a cheap r/c car controller, inspired by the wiimote controlled car.I just realized, this can also double as a pedometer or a shake se...
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
DIY Touch Sensor
DIY Touch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> giladlotan This is a short instructable on how to use the Qprox IC (QT113G) as a touch sensor. Using this IC, you can essentially turn any object into a touch switch. This simple circuit may be hooked up to a microcontroller (in this case I used the MAKE controller board). Gather all the necessary parts 1....
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:34:20 PST
Create own Membrane Matrix Keypad (and hooking it up to the Arduino)
Create own Membrane Matrix Keypad (and hooking it up to the Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheBestJohn So you want to create your own membrane keypad? Why? well making your own keypad can be useful for many reasons. It's cheap and easy to do, it can be placed in situations where it may be vandalized or stolen without much frustration, It can be fully customized to display whatever you like, and you c...
By: TheBestJohn

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Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:17:33 PST
Sensitive Fingertips
Sensitive Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> Plusea A glove with all-fabric pressure sensors on each fingertip. The idea came from somebody else who wanted to use this as a piano teacher with children to visualize the difference between "p" piano (soft) and "f" forte (hard). The pressure sensitive layers of fabric in the fingertips of these gloves ar...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:32:05 PDT
Tilt Sensor Tutorial
Tilt Sensor Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> adafruit What is a tilt sensor? Tilt sensors allow you to detect orientation or inclination. They are small, inexpensive, low-power and easy-to-use. If used properly, they will not wear out. Their simplicity makes them popular for toys, gadgets and appliances. Sometimes they are referred to as "mercury swi...
By: adafruit

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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR)
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kylemcdonald Make a force sensitive resistor (a pressure sensor) with spare parts instead of spending $5 - $20 each. Materials ToolsSoldering ironHot glue gunKnife/razorWire cutterComponentsSolderHot glueOne-sided copper PCBConductive foamWireThe foamConductive foam is what microcontrollers generally come pac...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:18:29 PDT