Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:36:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Starter Project 3 | Sensing Spaces http://www.instructables.com/id/Starter-Project-3-Sensing-Spaces/
Starter Project 3 | Sensing Spaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KP0L/IPMWO9HC/F0EKP0LIPMWO9HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KP0L/IPMWO9HC/F0EKP0LIPMWO9HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/KP0L/IPMWO9HC/F0EKP0LIPMWO9HC.SMALL.jpg Bare Conductive Explore large scale sensors in the spaces around youExplore large scale sensors in the built spaces around you. Use the Touch Board Starter Kit to create an alarm sensor able to detect a sneaky intruder crossing a threshold.For more project ideas visit www.bareconductive.com Materials To begin yo...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:39:39 PDT
How to build a simple Twilight Photometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-simple-Twilight-Photometer/
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 07:29:36 PST
IR MultiTouch Sensors for augmenting Objects and Human Skin http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-IR-MultiTouch-Sensors-for-augmenting-Objects-a/
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:19:05 PDT
Use the "Force" to drive a Remote Controlled Device with a DIY 3D capacitor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-the-Force-to-drive-a-Remote-Controlled-Devic/
Use the "Force" to drive a Remote Controlled Device with a DIY 3D capacitor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/DU04/HGIEV06C/FINDU04HGIEV06C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/DU04/HGIEV06C/FINDU04HGIEV06C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/DU04/HGIEV06C/FINDU04HGIEV06C.SMALL.jpg SarahandDillon For our electronics class project, we made our own version of the 3D capacitive controller described here: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Controller/?ALLSTEPS and here: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/08/10/build-a-touchless-3d-tracking-interface-with-everyday-materials/ The controller is ...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 01:20:47 PDT
5 Minute Water Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-Water-Sensor/
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:26:34 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm/
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:45:01 PST
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
Build a Sunburn Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Sunburn-Alarm/
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:20:50 PDT
How to Make a Ridiculously Cheap Analog Pressure Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Ridiculously-Cheap-Analog-Pressure-S/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:17:03 PST
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
FSR Tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/FSR-Tutorial/
FSR Tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QXES/FVS7L7GD/FK7QXESFVS7L7GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QXES/FVS7L7GD/FK7QXESFVS7L7GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QXES/FVS7L7GD/FK7QXESFVS7L7GD.SMALL.jpg adafruit What is a Force Sensitive Resistor? FSRs are sensors that allow you to detect physical pressure, squeezing and weight. They are simple to use and low cost. FSR's are basically a resistor that changes its resistive value (in ohms) depending on how much its pressed. These sensors are fairly low cos...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:06:01 PDT
Stickytape Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Stickytape-Sensors/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:01:47 PDT
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-FSR/
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