Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - sensor - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:53:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sensor capacitivo de nivel de líquido http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensor-Capacitivo-De-Nivel-De-Líquido/
Sensor capacitivo de nivel de líquido - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/SST8/IQL77ACL/F4FSST8IQL77ACL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/SST8/IQL77ACL/F4FSST8IQL77ACL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/SST8/IQL77ACL/F4FSST8IQL77ACL.SMALL.jpg luismorales-navarro Desarrollado en @FABLAB VERITAS fablab.veritas.crEste es un tutorial sobre cómo construir un sensor capacitivo para medir niveles de líquido. --Los sensores capacitivos reaccionan ante metales y no metales que al aproximarse a la superficie activa sobrepasan una determinada capacidad. La distancia d...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:33:40 PDT
Self-Powered Automatic Water Tap http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Powered-Automatic-Water-Tap/
Self-Powered Automatic Water Tap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SMALL.jpg taifur Recently, I made an automatic water tap which does not require any external power. It can power itself from a micro generator. I used a rechargeable Li-ion battery to store energy when water flows out from the tap. It can be manually controlled from a button. The treasure behind it is very simple. I...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 07:29:16 PDT
Wireless Home cloud for the crowd http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Home-Cloud-for-the-Crowd/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:44:13 PDT
MORNING FLUTE (Morgenflöte) http://www.instructables.com/id/MORNING-FLUTE-Morgenflöte/
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Sat, 28 May 2016 07:05:23 PDT
3D Printed Force Sensor for the Classroom http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Force-Sensor-for-the-Classroom/
3D Printed Force Sensor for the Classroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/CK29/IO8W92BK/F12CK29IO8W92BK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/CK29/IO8W92BK/F12CK29IO8W92BK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/CK29/IO8W92BK/F12CK29IO8W92BK.SMALL.jpg MechEngineerMike 3D printers are becoming more prevalent in schools these days, but what kinds of education relevant things can they be used for? Why not an introductory lesson in physics?!!In this instructable I'm going to show you how to build a functioning 3D printed load cell model capable of measuring force in ...
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Sun, 15 May 2016 19:01:33 PDT
Analogue Sensors - Calculate the Nonlinearity Introduced by a Load or Pull Down Resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Analogue-Sensors-Calculate-the-Nonlinearity-Introd/
Analogue Sensors - Calculate the Nonlinearity Introduced by a Load or Pull Down Resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/3QP1/IO0GGOZR/F3Z3QP1IO0GGOZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/3QP1/IO0GGOZR/F3Z3QP1IO0GGOZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/3QP1/IO0GGOZR/F3Z3QP1IO0GGOZR.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Have you ever had that terrible feeling that adding a load resistor or 'pull down' to your sensor is messing up all your analogue readings?Maybe you're wondering why we'd want to spoil a perfectly good circuit by putting in a load resistor at all?For many years I found that I would get strange, unpr...
By: Tecwyn Twmffat

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Tue, 10 May 2016 10:12:51 PDT
DIY Arduino 3D IR Gesture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Build-DIY-Arduino-3D-IR-Gesture-Sensor/
DIY Arduino 3D IR Gesture Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/T0C9/INYTZH9G/FONT0C9INYTZH9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/T0C9/INYTZH9G/FONT0C9INYTZH9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/T0C9/INYTZH9G/FONT0C9INYTZH9G.SMALL.jpg Nicolas Britos If you like this project please vote for it in the "Sensors Contest 2016" as it took me a lot of time to make it (pressing the top-right button that says "Vote").* Have you ever wanted to use hand-gestures to control the music, a robot or any other thing but you just didn't know how? Well, now you ...
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Sun, 8 May 2016 11:32:43 PDT
Pool Level Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pool-Level-Sensor/
Pool Level Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/GY7G/INS18PQM/F76GY7GINS18PQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/GY7G/INS18PQM/F76GY7GINS18PQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/GY7G/INS18PQM/F76GY7GINS18PQM.SMALL.jpg ScottL100 A few years ago we moved into a house with a nice little pool. It's an old one, built some time in the '70s. I replaced the pumps and upgraded the pool controller but keeping the pool at the right level was, well, hit and miss. And with all the money I'd spent on the new pumps, I cringed every time ...
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Thu, 5 May 2016 00:18:20 PDT
IoT Pill Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Pill-Bottle/
IoT Pill Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/R23R/INPE5NCC/FLIR23RINPE5NCC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/R23R/INPE5NCC/FLIR23RINPE5NCC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/R23R/INPE5NCC/FLIR23RINPE5NCC.SMALL.jpg 陳亮 This Instructables show how to build a IoT pill bottle prototype.This is my colleague, Roy's idea, I just help him PoC.This IoT bottle use 2 type of sensors for helping doctor and patient:A cap button for detect pill bottle opened, it help to monitor the time pattern of patient take the pillAn IR se...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 06:31:41 PDT
Lap Timer mini 4WD ( IR Sensor ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Timer-Mini-4WD-IR-Sensor-/
Lap Timer mini 4WD ( IR Sensor ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/PZH6/INM7QVCE/FK2PZH6INM7QVCE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/PZH6/INM7QVCE/FK2PZH6INM7QVCE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/PZH6/INM7QVCE/FK2PZH6INM7QVCE.SMALL.jpg beul GreetingsContinue developing based from my Lap Timer project on http://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Timer/, the function is a tool for measure time lap for mini 4WD race on the circuit. This tool very helpful for analyze time travel on different kind of circuit pointed to modify character of car se...
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Sun, 1 May 2016 01:40:50 PDT
Arduino GPRS Weather Station - Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-GPRS-Weather-Station-Part-1/
Arduino GPRS Weather Station - Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/8BT9/INM7J3J6/FGB8BT9INM7J3J6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/8BT9/INM7J3J6/FGB8BT9INM7J3J6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/8BT9/INM7J3J6/FGB8BT9INM7J3J6.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat With the threat of increasingly erratic weather patterns circulating the skies of our planet, day after day of unceasing rain, floods, droughts, hail storms and who knows what else, a weather station seems to be a useful and necessary household accessory.Global warming may be upon us, but that is no...
By: Tecwyn Twmffat

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:36:40 PDT
Arduino Soil Probe using DS18B20 and DIY Moisture Hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Soil-Probe-Using-DS18B20-and-DIY-Moisture-/
Arduino Soil Probe using DS18B20 and DIY Moisture Hardware - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FF5M/INI7V11M/FCRFF5MINI7V11M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FF5M/INI7V11M/FCRFF5MINI7V11M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FF5M/INI7V11M/FCRFF5MINI7V11M.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat As a fanatical gardener or a professional farmer, knowing the environmental conditions of our soil is invaluable. Obviously, we can't measure the number of worms or pieces of organic humus, but we can measure temperature and moisture content really easily.This is not a difficult project and what you...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:16:55 PDT
Data Logging Temperature Probe (-200 °C to +1300 °C) http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Logging-Temperature-Probe-200-C-to-1300-C/
Data Logging Temperature Probe (-200 °C to +1300 °C) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/T5H3/IK02BUW6/FW4T5H3IK02BUW6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/T5H3/IK02BUW6/FW4T5H3IK02BUW6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/T5H3/IK02BUW6/FW4T5H3IK02BUW6.SMALL.jpg mcfada I needed to take temperature vs. time measurements for a piece of research equipment in order to determine how much time in advance someone should start prepping before they actually intend to use the equipment. In this case, prepping involves cooling down a metal thermal mass using liquid nitrogen ...
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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:33:14 PST
Sensor Value Triggered SMS Alert Using LinkitOne http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensor-Value-Triggered-SMS-Alert-Using-LinkitOne/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:09:19 PST
Motion Sensing Air Raid Siren with Link it ONE! http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-Air-Raid-Siren-with-Link-it-ONE/
Motion Sensing Air Raid Siren with Link it ONE! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/1WPD/IGDZ0LK0/F5A1WPDIGDZ0LK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/1WPD/IGDZ0LK0/F5A1WPDIGDZ0LK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/1WPD/IGDZ0LK0/F5A1WPDIGDZ0LK0.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hello,Everybody wants to keep there unwanted guests/ thief's away from our home.So , i have made this Home Security Project to Play a AIR Raid Siren Audio File.(I know air raid sirens were used for nuclear Attacks but a normal buzzer or a beep would not make this project good, so i downloaded a air ...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 04:19:12 PDT
How To Identify Red and Yellow Wires on a K Thermocouple...with a Magnet! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Identify-Red-and-Yellow-Wires-on-a-K-Thermo/
How To Identify Red and Yellow Wires on a K Thermocouple...with a Magnet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/T6Q6/IBGD67VW/F91T6Q6IBGD67VW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/T6Q6/IBGD67VW/F91T6Q6IBGD67VW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/T6Q6/IBGD67VW/F91T6Q6IBGD67VW.SMALL.jpg TechShopJim If you don't want to read through this entire narrative, I will cut to the chase with a spoiler:The red wire on a K type thermocouple will not stick to a magnet, and the yellow wire will stick to a magnet!Short and sweet. File this in your brain because you will need it someday.OK, and Now, the Sto...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:55:50 PDT
Make an Simple Motion Sensor Relay Board (PIR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Simple-Motion-Sensor-Board-PIR/
Make an Simple Motion Sensor Relay Board (PIR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/E64R/IA56PFAT/FLFE64RIA56PFAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/E64R/IA56PFAT/FLFE64RIA56PFAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/E64R/IA56PFAT/FLFE64RIA56PFAT.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi Everybody,After an Successful Hit & Featured with " Make an Simple Motion Sensor Led Light" I Started thinking about anything else....So , I am here with ' Make an Motion Sensor Relay Board! " It's Just the Same but with a improvement which i got from previous instructable Comments.In this instru...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:45:54 PDT
Air Pollution Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Pollution-Detector/
Air Pollution Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/TM8J/I9Q9F3F2/FWTTM8JI9Q9F3F2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/TM8J/I9Q9F3F2/FWTTM8JI9Q9F3F2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/TM8J/I9Q9F3F2/FWTTM8JI9Q9F3F2.SMALL.jpg ESC2018 This device is intended to provide the user with a cost-efficient means of determining air quality. Our sensor focuses on the five components of the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index: ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide. This device detects...
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Fri, 15 May 2015 22:57:03 PDT
Fiber-Optic Jungle Insect Traffic Taster http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Jungle-Insect-Traffic-Taster/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:48:06 PDT
Awesomely cute Christmas tree water level indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesomely-cute-Christmas-tree-water-level-indicato/
Awesomely cute Christmas tree water level indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/BA5V/I3XU1T6E/F1BBA5VI3XU1T6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/BA5V/I3XU1T6E/F1BBA5VI3XU1T6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/BA5V/I3XU1T6E/F1BBA5VI3XU1T6E.SMALL.jpg jedp And lo! A Playmobil shepherd boy watched the water level in our Christmas tree stand by night. When there is enough water, his lantern glows green. When there is too little, his lantern turns red. But wait. Your mind has gone elsewhere. You're thinking of it now, the water monitor you would ma...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:33:58 PST
Capacitive Fluid Level Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Fluid-Level-Sensor/
Capacitive Fluid Level Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GCA2/I1559LZF/F4HGCA2I1559LZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GCA2/I1559LZF/F4HGCA2I1559LZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/GCA2/I1559LZF/F4HGCA2I1559LZF.SMALL.jpg dragonator For the next spring I plan to make a fully automatic hydroponic setup. While spring is over 6 months away from now (it is pretty much autumn right now), there is still plenty to do. One of the things I need for automation is a water level sensor, so the system knows how much water is in the system (...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:17:25 PDT
Weather station soil probe http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-station-aux-sensor-improvement-for-use-in-/
Weather station soil probe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/2RX1/HZNYGDN1/F3O2RX1HZNYGDN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/2RX1/HZNYGDN1/F3O2RX1HZNYGDN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/2RX1/HZNYGDN1/F3O2RX1HZNYGDN1.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Measuring the temperature and humidity or moisture content of the soil is really useful when deciding whether the ground needs watering or a particular crop can be sown or not. Here, I managed to improve one of the auxiliary sensors from a Sinus TFA weather station to work in the soil. Diffic...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 04:46:35 PDT
RoomAlert- Intrusion Protection http://www.instructables.com/id/RoomAlert-Intrusion-Protection/
RoomAlert- Intrusion Protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/O7DN/HX1WCQ78/FEKO7DNHX1WCQ78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/O7DN/HX1WCQ78/FEKO7DNHX1WCQ78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/O7DN/HX1WCQ78/FEKO7DNHX1WCQ78.SMALL.jpg landraka This was the creation for my open ended freshman engineering final project. We were told to build something that used electronics to improve the life of the public. It is my own design and idea, copy, improve and let me know what you have done with it in the comments. I attached a video a friend did...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:27:32 PDT
Pocket-Sized Ultrasonic Ruler http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Ultrasonic-Ruler/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:43:31 PDT
3D Contactless Mouse (Interactive 3D Position Sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Contactless-Mouse-Interactive-3D-Position-Senso/
3D Contactless Mouse (Interactive 3D Position Sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/LGKB/HV3QC5WG/FQ0LGKBHV3QC5WG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/LGKB/HV3QC5WG/FQ0LGKBHV3QC5WG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/LGKB/HV3QC5WG/FQ0LGKBHV3QC5WG.SMALL.jpg birdyberth Recently, I have made this 3D contactless mouse, which I use to control (or to try to control) my computer cursor. You can see the functionalities in the video below : All the computation is made on the arduino leonardo, which emulates a mouse. In fact, it's a very simple vision system that uses onl...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:02:32 PDT
Micromouse(mobile robot) IR distance sensor board +tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Micromousemobile-robot-IR-distance-sensor-board-ti/
Micromouse(mobile robot) IR distance sensor board +tips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/P7W4/HVKUHFSH/FK9P7W4HVKUHFSH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/P7W4/HVKUHFSH/FK9P7W4HVKUHFSH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/P7W4/HVKUHFSH/FK9P7W4HVKUHFSH.SMALL.jpg gycka Hello and welcome to my first instructable! In this short instructable I will explain how to build an IR and phototransistor distance sensor unit. I built this sensor board for my Micromouse robot, however, this board should work on every robot which requires sensors that measure distance. Part a...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 15:53:20 PDT
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltaic-Solar-Powered-Pollution-Monitor/
Voltaic Solar Powered Pollution Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/FHKI/HULS7HWP/FSYFHKIHULS7HWP.SMALL.jpg mkchronos Who wouldn't want to know more about the quality of the air in the area they live in? Sure, you could look up the statistics on many websites, but where’s the fun in that? Living here in Florida there are many areas that lend themselves to doing these kinds of tests and being that the Tampa Hacker...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:03:08 PDT
Plotly + Atlas Scientific: Graph Real-Time Dissolved Oxygen with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Plotly-Atlas-Scientific-Graph-Real-Time-Dissolved-/
Plotly + Atlas Scientific: Graph Real-Time Dissolved Oxygen with Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2I8T/HUPHKJKW/FXC2I8THUPHKJKW.SMALL.gif plotlygraphs Atlas Scientific makes an amazing suite of scientific grade environmental monitoring sensors that have a perfect synergy with the Plotly data visualization platform.This Instructable will show you how to hook up an Atlas Dissolved Oxygen sensor and a Raspberry Pi to Plotly's real-time graphing platf...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 09:29:06 PDT
Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Dance-Revolution-Hand-Quilted-Sensor-Pad/
Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/HPWG/HUMSAU9H/FT4HPWGHUMSAU9H.SMALL.jpg Kelsy Ensign Dance Dance Revolution | Hand-Quilted Sensor Pad This Instructable will show you how to create a hand-sewn pad for the popular game Dance Dance Revolution, also known as DDR. The DDR pad will consist of nine fabric squares; four of the squares will be hand-tied with conductive thread while the rema...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:48:40 PDT
Tilt Activated Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Cloud-Light/
Tilt Activated Cloud Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/WPQN/HUL8WSE0/FMRWPQNHUL8WSE0.SMALL.jpg sunnysue I've always been a fan of mood lighting so when I had the option to use neopixels and a sensor I decided I needed my own illuminating cloud.  The term cloud is used loosely, since its a wood box with wire and paper spanning across the bottom to construct my imagined cloudscape.   How the light work...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:46:08 PDT
Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Arduino-Pulse-Monitor-Visualize-Your-Hear/
Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0JZQ/HU843XP9/F690JZQHU843XP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0JZQ/HU843XP9/F690JZQHU843XP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0JZQ/HU843XP9/F690JZQHU843XP9.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Movies look cool with those EKG (electrocardiogram), the one that beeps and detects heart activities. A few months ago, we had to shoot a hospital scene for our school project. We needed an EKG instrument. To keep the movie authentic, we didn't want to fake the readings so we made the next best thin...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:27:21 PDT
Plane in a Globe - Hacking A PIR Sensor To Do Your Bidding http://www.instructables.com/id/Plane-in-a-Globe-Hacking-A-PIR-Sensor-To-Do-Your/
Plane in a Globe - Hacking A PIR Sensor To Do Your Bidding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Hi All. Ever had an idea pop into your head and you can't stop thinking about it?  Well my idea was to have a tiny plane spinning inside a light bulb, activated by a sensor!  Yes I know - not much of an idea but there it is.  First I prowled the internet trying to find the right type of sensor and...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 04:44:00 PDT
TempBug: internet-connected thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/TempBug-internet-connected-thermometer/
TempBug: internet-connected thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/I2VJ/HD4VQ81K/FQ9I2VJHD4VQ81K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/I2VJ/HD4VQ81K/FQ9I2VJHD4VQ81K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/I2VJ/HD4VQ81K/FQ9I2VJHD4VQ81K.SMALL.jpg tombrew Last January, we had some trouble with the heat in my office. Specifically, the kind of trouble wherein the heat is not on, you turn it up, and it still not on. This went on for more than a few days, and finally ended a day or two after we got an email announcing that the heat was broken and specula...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:41:22 PST
5 Minute Water Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-Water-Sensor/
5 Minute Water Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SMALL.jpg sjroth Something I find really annoying to do is filling up a jug of water. Because the water dispenser lets out the water quite slowly, it takes  ages to fill up the jug completely. So I came up with the idea of making a water sensor that will let me know when the jug is full, so I don't constantly have t...
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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/
Water Level Indicator with Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/Z8ZA/H82UH7IS/FMNZ8ZAH82UH7IS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/Z8ZA/H82UH7IS/FMNZ8ZAH82UH7IS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/Z8ZA/H82UH7IS/FMNZ8ZAH82UH7IS.SMALL.jpg raikut Introduction Today I am going to talk about a very useful project that I had taken up. It is called the Water Level Indicator. Nowadays everybody has overhead tank at their homes. But everyone who has a water tank above knows the kind of problems that they face. Firstly there is no system to track t...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:45:01 PST
Energino: an Arduino-based energy consumption monitoring shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Energino-an-Arduino-based-energy-consumption-moni/
Energino: an Arduino-based energy consumption monitoring shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/K6Y8/H4ZN5515/FWZK6Y8H4ZN5515.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/K6Y8/H4ZN5515/FWZK6Y8H4ZN5515.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/K6Y8/H4ZN5515/FWZK6Y8H4ZN5515.SMALL.jpg roberto.riggio Energino is a plug-load meter that measures the amount of power consumed by whatever DC electrical appliance is plugged into its. It was originally designed to monitor the energy consumption of simple networking devices such as Ethernet switches and WiFi access points, but it can be used to monitor ...
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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:40:00 PDT
Visualize data from sensors using Arduino + coolterm http://www.instructables.com/id/Visualize-data-from-sensors-using-Arduino-coolte/
Visualize data from sensors using Arduino + coolterm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/DCGQ/H4AGJ6RW/FZ8DCGQH4AGJ6RW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/DCGQ/H4AGJ6RW/FZ8DCGQH4AGJ6RW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/DCGQ/H4AGJ6RW/FZ8DCGQH4AGJ6RW.SMALL.jpg gabriellalevine Once you're getting some values from sensors, for example using Arduino, (see my previous instructable), sometimes it's nice to see the sensor data in a graph.  Here's how in only a few steps! I made this particular Instructables using a sonar sensor (XL Max Sonar EZ/AE) but you can do it with any...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:25:40 PDT
DIY Bend Sensor (Using only Conductive Bags and Masking Tape) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bend-Sensor-Using-only-Velostat-and-Masking-T/
DIY Bend Sensor (Using only Conductive Bags and Masking Tape) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/8LJ1/H2WELO6X/FST8LJ1H2WELO6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/8LJ1/H2WELO6X/FST8LJ1H2WELO6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/8LJ1/H2WELO6X/FST8LJ1H2WELO6X.SMALL.jpg tonll So, after lurking around in the shadows for years I've finally gotten round to making my first step-by-step instructable.  *yay* A little background as to how this whole idea came about. Back in 2009, I needed some bend sensors for a sign language translation glove I was making for fun, and the co...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:30:41 PDT
Build your own (at)tiny colour sensor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-attiny-colour-sensor/
Build your own (at)tiny colour sensor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/A2Y5/GZUASP9U/FTSA2Y5GZUASP9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/A2Y5/GZUASP9U/FTSA2Y5GZUASP9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/A2Y5/GZUASP9U/FTSA2Y5GZUASP9U.SMALL.jpg janw A few months ago, I saw an instructable by fjordcarver on how to build a coloursensor with an RGB led and an LDR. It inspired me to try whether I could improve his design. Here are the things that I wanted: The sensor should have as few pins as possible. It should work as a stand-alone ...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:09:56 PDT
Sensitive Tilt Trigger http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensitive-Tilt-Trigger/
Sensitive Tilt Trigger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/Q37U/GVZQ6IVC/F38Q37UGVZQ6IVC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/Q37U/GVZQ6IVC/F38Q37UGVZQ6IVC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/Q37U/GVZQ6IVC/F38Q37UGVZQ6IVC.SMALL.jpg Captain Napalm Designed for any purpose that might need a very sensitive, any-direction, do-not-tilt switch. This instruction describes construction of: 1) My initial, hand-built prototype, thrown together in a single afternoon out of spare parts merely as proof of concept; 2) The follow-on, 2nd generation prototy...
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Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:49:08 PST
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Detector-with-Sensitivity-Control-No/
Simple Light Detector with Sensitivity Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/IXR5/GU6PH4IC/FW2IXR5GU6PH4IC.SMALL.jpg WolfKodi Light detectors are one of the most popular sensor and they are commonly found in many real-world applications. They are widely used by electronic hobbyists and projects because they are practical and intriguing yet surprising easy to construct. This instructable will guide and show you how easy it ...
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:04:32 PDT
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
Tilt Activated Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/38D6/SN5EXCFG0AN/FM838D6SN5EXCFG0AN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/38D6/SN5EXCFG0AN/FM838D6SN5EXCFG0AN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/38D6/SN5EXCFG0AN/FM838D6SN5EXCFG0AN.SMALL.jpg 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
Make an automatic plant light http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-automatic-plant-light/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 08:40:00 PST
Re-purposing an Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purposing-an-Air-Wick-Freshmatic-Compact-i-Moti/
Re-purposing an Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/YXS0/GE7LFGZ6/FS6YXS0GE7LFGZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/YXS0/GE7LFGZ6/FS6YXS0GE7LFGZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/YXS0/GE7LFGZ6/FS6YXS0GE7LFGZ6.SMALL.jpg Doug Paradis The Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion air freshener is an intriguing target for re-purposing. It uses a passive infrared (PIR) sensor to detect motion in a room and then increases the rate that it dispenses air freshener. This air freshener sells for $8, but you can sometimes get it cheaper wit...
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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:07:39 PDT
DIY Touch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Touch-Sensor/
DIY Touch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/BMDP/F8Y3RMTC/FKFBMDPF8Y3RMTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/BMDP/F8Y3RMTC/FKFBMDPF8Y3RMTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/BMDP/F8Y3RMTC/FKFBMDPF8Y3RMTC.SMALL.jpg 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
How to Make a Ridiculously Cheap Analog Pressure Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Ridiculously-Cheap-Analog-Pressure-S/
How to Make a Ridiculously Cheap Analog Pressure Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/7ZKT/G51GRCFD/FJD7ZKTG51GRCFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/7ZKT/G51GRCFD/FJD7ZKTG51GRCFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/7ZKT/G51GRCFD/FJD7ZKTG51GRCFD.SMALL.jpg hiskeyd Tired of paying exorbitant amounts for a simple analog pressure sensor?  Well here is an easy smeasy way to make an incredibly cheap analog pressure sensor.  This pressure sensor won’t be terribly accurate in terms of measuring precise weight or things of this nature, though it can be calibrated som...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:17:03 PST
Sensitive Fingertips http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensitive-Fingertips/
Sensitive Fingertips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/1JEN/FWBNLZPV/F401JENFWBNLZPV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/1JEN/FWBNLZPV/F401JENFWBNLZPV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/1JEN/FWBNLZPV/F401JENFWBNLZPV.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
Tilt Sensor Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SMALL.jpg 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...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
Urban Prospecting Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-Prospecting-Detector/
Urban Prospecting Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/7RJ6/FU6LTQGU/FR57RJ6FU6LTQGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/7RJ6/FU6LTQGU/FR57RJ6FU6LTQGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/7RJ6/FU6LTQGU/FR57RJ6FU6LTQGU.SMALL.jpg splnlss The project, called the Urban Prospector, is basically a modified metal detector outfitted with a combustible gas sensor that can be built for under 100 dollars. By scanning the surface of your neighborhood, you will be able to determine pockets of oil and other toxins.Until recently, oil prospectin...
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Tue, 5 May 2009 15:42:06 PDT
Stickytape Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Stickytape-Sensors/
Stickytape Sensors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/GHWO/FTVVI29Y/FLBGHWOFTVVI29Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/GHWO/FTVVI29Y/FLBGHWOFTVVI29Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/GHWO/FTVVI29Y/FLBGHWOFTVVI29Y.SMALL.jpg Plusea Simple Pressure and Bend Sensors made from stickytape, Velostat, conductive thread and small pieces of conductive fabric. Basically you just have to get the conductive surface and Velostat ratio right. I find the following methods work best. As little conductive thread as necessary to cover the sen...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:01:47 PDT