Motion Detecting script CHDK help?

Hi guys, I recently installed CHDK on my Canon Ixus 125 HS/Powershot Elph 110 HS (the firmware is 1.01A) so I could have a fast shutter speed.  Upon on testing it out (I used the original script that they give you) I found that it takes an image after the motion has taken place, so I'd like to know how you can make it take an image as soon as it detects motion. Besides this, I don't understand the function of the two settings to change the script they give you. I would be grateful if someone could help me on how to use it. I'd like a way to do it without any programming on a computer or something, a way to do it on the camera itself please. Thx in advance super_me

Asked by NebulaIX 1 year ago


How to make a randomly generated sound trigger with motion detection?

I have a project that i want to do that involves a Motion sensor that when it detects motion it plays 1 of {X} sound files. I have no idea what supplies i need so if someone could help that would be great.  Basically im wanting to hide the speaker behind a prop i want to build {possibly made of wood} and have the sensor facing the front so when someone walks by. 

Asked by darkdecay 3 years ago


Perpetual Motion? Answered

Can perpetual motion be achieved in space?

Asked by blinkyblinky 6 years ago


Motion Lamp

Has anyone ever made a motion lamp. I thing the rising heat from the bulb or candle made the inside rotate giving the illusion of motion

Posted by tonedeaff 5 years ago


Perpetual Motion

If perpetual motion is theoretically impossible, how is the earth still in orbit? Or how is anything in orbit? There falling at the rate at which the object there falling towards is rotating and they'll never stop rotating or falling so isn't that perpetual motion?

Posted by emuman4evr 9 years ago


Proof of Perpetual motion? Answered

I am sorry I can't embed the video but you can find it on Youtube here  proof? :-)

Asked by rickharris 6 years ago


how to make motion dector flying bird?

I'd like to make a cardboard bird (about 12 inches) fly across a room and return to their originating spot using a motion sensor/detector. Any thoughts?

Asked by 9 years ago



Motion Sensor Toilet paper Dispenser project

I have a project for school where i have to create a motion sensor toilet tissue dispenser kind of like a tiny paper towel dispenser i could put on a counter. I dont know anything about how motion sensors work or how i would make it work. I just need to figure out the price it would be to set up the motion sensors, gears and everything. Any help, such as links to parts or anything that would give me a better understanding of how to set up motion sensors and connecting them to gears and such, would be appreciated.

Posted by smurf1701 4 years ago



I know there is no such thing as perpetual motion? Why is that? Answered

Okay, no such thing as perpetual motion. Why is that? What about something that will run for a year before it has to be started up again. I guess what Im saying is people just slam perpetual motion and ignore it. But, what if? What if you only have to start it again once a year, a month, a week or even once a day. Don't you think we should look into this result?

Asked by BluTiger 6 years ago


Is it possible to use a pir motion sensor to activate a keystroke on a computers keyboard? If so how?

I want to be able to trigger the F1 to F8 keys on a keyboard using a motion sensor, Basically to trigger voice commands and software that controls parallel port pins. I cant figure out how this can be possible, I have pulled apart several keyboards but don't know how to send the signal of pressing a key to the pc with only a motion sensor. Doesn't have to be those security motion sensor any thing will do.. any ideas??

Asked by nick_like2mod 6 years ago


My teacher and I are having a fight in class about whether or not you can spray paint a motion sensor to not set it off Answered

Hello! My science teacher and I are having a fight in class about whether you can spray paint a motion sensor or not and that if that will cover it or set it off. Also any other ways to block/not set off a motion sensor while walking past it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by instructables4ever 9 years ago


How to replicate this Breathing Movement ??

Hi Everyone ! Does someone know how to make a breathing motion like this ??? http://www.babybemedical.com/# Thank you for your help :-) Starky001

Posted by Starky001 8 months ago


Radio or wi-fi motion detector

I would like to build (from easily available materials) an outside motion detector that would alarm if anyone came  into my carport at night. Battery powered (do not want to have to do house wiring), motion or ir sensitive (whichever gives range), sits somewhere outside in carport and  when activated broadcasts signal to turn on buzzer or other warning device in house bedroom, 100 ft or so away from detector. I do have an available electrical plug in the carport so I could use that for power instead of batteries if needs be. Does this stimulate anyone's creative juices? Thanks 

Posted by dkhaliel 6 years ago


How do I build a long range motion detector?

I am interested in building a motion detector with an alarm that reaches approximately 200 yards from my house. I have a bait station set up to attract coyotes and want to be alerted during the night when they show. In the past I have installed security systems but have limited knowledge of circuitry and am interested in a relatively simple set up. I was picturing a wired system and am interested in hearing some options.

Asked by dmast1 4 years ago


Bird box visitor's motion detector

Hi, I'm looking for a motion detector with difference & wonder if anyone has any bright ideas. I have setup a bird box on the side of my house & it's early spring here in the uk. I'm only getting occasional visits from a bluetit couple & would like to know when the're home.An initial idea is to check the brightness of the video image. It's monochrome so the brightness reduces dramatically if a bird is home. Any ideas how I can acheive this?bird box link

Posted by waldy 10 years ago


How do I make a motion/touch-activated sound player?

Hey everyone,I'm looking at making a device that plays a single .mp3 file when it is moved/interacted with, i.e the device will be in a container of sorts, and when that container is hit or shaken, the sound file will play. Is this possible?I've tried looking on the website for similar projects but couldn't find anything as all the motion-sensor ones were to do with if something walks or moves in front of the device, whereas I want something where the motion is acted upon the device.Hope you can help me out!Thanks

Asked by s3542476 3 months ago


Advice

I want to build a device (in any type of housing) that if I trigger a motion/light sensor, it will play a piece of audio that I recorded. How can I go about doing this or would someone have a tutorial that I might be able to follow? Thanks.

Posted by ThePanda 10 years ago



TRAIL CAMERA WITH SOLAR POWER CHARGER AND INFARED OR MOTION SENSOR.

I have some wildlife around my property and am not allways there to get photos. Would love a way to take photos without having to be around. I thought it would be cool if a homemade solar panel could recharge the battery for long lasting photo taking abilities. Any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated. I am no to savy so help is needed.

Asked by 8 years ago


Perpetual motion & free energy is it possible? Answered

Hi Eric/Instructables, Basically I have been looking at perpetual motion and am led to believe that it is impossible due to the laws of thermodynamics meaning heat/energy has to be transferred somewhere, so I came up with a few designs which may challenge this theory.  Without wanting to reveal my designs and ideas too much I will explain what I am trying to accomplish and would love your opinion as to whether you think they are viable. I have 2 ideas, one is to use 'rare' magnets (which aren't rare at all so cost and obtaining them is not as hard as it sounds!) and have the magnets propelling round like a wind turbine design using the opposite poles effect to repel the magnets and get the turbine started.  Once the turbine is in motion I will harness the electricity created by the movement of the turbine/motor in a capacitor or kinetic store. This stored  electricity  can be used to keep the magnets magnetized by wrapping wire coils round the magnets and passing the stored current through the coil to keep the magnets repelling each other and spinning the turbine. Idea number 2 is a similar concept just dropping the use of magnets and using the method of so called free energy where you can get a small voltage from using a radio antenna, capacitors and germanium diodes (there are several example videos on the internet) again using a wind turbine effect to keep re-fueling the capacitors so the voltage drop when the load is applied is nulified. Perpetual motion is the dream and I think the transfer of heat/energy caused by friction can be harnessed and put back into the workings of the appliance/design, Many thanks for your time in reading this and hope for any replies positive or negative the dream will live on in my head and heart  :)  Mark Smith 

Asked by McJesus 5 years ago


motion activated alarm, sort of

My wife just bought a tin pig that is about two feet tall and she wants me to see if i can make it squeal when someone walks up to our front door.  i figure it sounds like an easy project but i am not sure.  i have enough experience wiring, soldering, and general tech stuff.  i have read up and can guess that i will need a pair sensor and some sort of  micro controller, but i am unclear what or what to do with it.  the goal is to have a piece that i can put inside the pig and have it detect a visitor and then trigger a sample of a pig sound.  i know its silly, but i do what the wife asks!! ideas of maybe a link to something specific would be helpful!

Posted by bobchabot 3 years ago


Is there really a theory behind the hojo motor scam? Answered

I ran into it on line.  More truthfully, it ran into me.  I've never heard of it.  I do know it's a scam, you can't spend $100.00 at the hardware store and build a device that supplies 120 volts at 2oo amps to power a house.  The whole thing did pique my curiosity, just like a gasifier or hovercraft or flying lawnmower would.  The problem is that if you try to find just information on what the thing is all you get is page after page after page of scam sites or people trying to sell plans for some mythical device. The only thing I've been able to ferret out is that it's some kind of perpetual motion device that will power my whole neighborhood if I spend 9 hours building it.  I like to think none of my fellow humans are silly enough to believe that. Anyway, without trying to tell me you have one powering your house and an orphanage out of kindness or trying to sell me plans please explain the theory behind it.  Sorry if I sound grumpy, I've been battling scam sites trying to look legitimate for the last hour.

Asked by AngryGuy70 6 years ago


Lego Stop Motions

Does anyone here make stop motions? I made my first one today. The program I used was called FrameByFrame. It's easy to use, but it destroyed the quality of the pictures.

Posted by bakenbitz 9 years ago


How can I make a motion detector sprinkler ? Answered

I need something like the scarecrow motion detector sprinkler. Had one work great for the elk, but it is worn out. At $60.00 I can not afford them.

Asked by alfonz 9 years ago


Webcam Motion Capture.

I came across a youtube video recently where they use 4 webcams and motion capture software to do a cheap diy version of motion capture. Info seems pretty limited here and I can definitely use it for my indie film.  Please let me know if you've used such a set up and what software you used

Posted by Prospero375 3 years ago


Does anyone know how to hack a motion sensor to work during the day?

I have a HEATH-ZENITH motion detector that I wired to an outlet for my shipwheel prop. Everything works great except it only works at night. Is there a way so that it will work round the clock?

Asked by dolphconn 9 years ago


InfaRed (IR) Motion Sensor

So...If I buy an IR Emitter LED and an IR Receiver LED ...and put them face to face...and get power to each of them....Can I somehow create a motion sensor out of that? For example, if someone walked between the 2 LEDs, it would trigger lights to go on. Is that possible?

Posted by Joe426 10 years ago


What kind of motion sensor?

Http://www.powerdecal.com/Page/13/ProductInfo Most motion sensors detect external movements to trigger. It seems the one on this device triggers when the car moves rather than when it detects movement from outside objects. I don't think it's a gps module. Any thoughts?

Asked by zosim 6 years ago


PIR motion detector

My roommates and I decided that we wanted an electronic project to work on and we chose to try out making a motion detector. The only thing is, we really have no idea how.We have this PIR sensor, a small PC board, some wire, a buzzer and soldering equipment.My question is, how can we make a motion detector that buzzes when it senses motion? What more do we need to buy?We have looked online but couldn't find anything for people that really have no idea what to do.Thanks for any help!

Posted by gohuskies 9 years ago


Motion sensor audio device

Hi. I wanted to make a device that would play a piece of audio that I recorded when I trigger some sort of motion sensor. I don't know what parts I would actually need as far as a motion sensor, a record/playback device, or other misc parts. I have a fair understanding of resistors and voltage but I'm pretty much a beginner. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be well appreciated.

Posted by ThePanda 10 years ago


motion sensor that activates a recording!!!!!

Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to build a motion sensor that activates a recording. It would have to be a small unit no more than 3-5 inches. what I would like to build is that when a pereson walks by the unit they activate the sensor and a recording(that has been pre recorded) is played. Any ideas on how to do this??????

Posted by shilos 10 years ago


Motion Sensitive Switch

I'm trying to come up with a switch that activates when it is moved. Ultimately it would connected to a sound device and a small sample would be played every time the unit is picked up. Any suggestions on how I should go about doing this?

Posted by hectma 10 years ago


How can I turn rotational motion 90 degrees?

I want to connect a horizontal, spinning shaft to a vertical shaft so that the first shaft will spin the second. Does anyone have any suggestions other than a gearbox or pulley/belt arrangement?

Asked by rogers236 8 years ago


Help Identifying Sensor Component

Hello forumites: Needing some assistance in identifying a motion sensory component. Wife bought this annoying bird ornament at the dollar store the other day and the packaging stated it was motion activated. Sensitive apparently because the thing almost never shuts up. Had an idea to get a few more of them and pillage for parts to make a motion activated night light for my youngins when they get up in the middle of the night.  Funny thing is though, it doesnt look like any motion sensor Ive seen. Perhaps someone out here can throw me a bone.

Posted by Realism51 3 years ago


i need a light and motion sensitive cat scaring device.

I need a noise making motion sensitive device that only works when there is no light. Thoughts: want to use a plug in (no batteries) light sensitive night light (these come on when it's dark) and have it power something that is a motion sensitive noise maker that would scare a cat.  the point being these would go in a bathroom and i only want them to be active if the lights are out. hopefully cheap as I need to make two of these. willing to rip apart toys or other electronics that are easy to get. Thanks for any advice

Asked by princew 7 years ago


"eye" motion sensor

Hi guys + gals, i got burning question in my back. Does anybody have any idea how to make a really simple motion sensor? ex: I've been wanting to make something,kinda like an simple installation. It's gonna be a small fishes, so everytime somebody passed my fishes, the eyes of the fish gonna follow the movement of that person. Any help would be deeply appreciated. thank you before hand for the ideas and suggestions.

Posted by arnie04 9 years ago


hi..u know how to improve go-cart using motion sensor? Answered

Im electronic student and i need to finish my project about to improve go-cart using electronic system so i want to built a car that can detect out current place in race by display it using 7 segment..its using motion sensor to detect other car that tress passing us..can anyone help me?

Asked by palabuto 5 years ago


What is the most efficient way to transfer motion? Answered

What is the most efficient way to transfer lateral movement to vertical movement via a ramp. The following curve is equal on both sides of the apex, if that is the correct term.  Is this the best way to transfer the movement to strait vertical or should something else such as a long start to the incline and then a sudden shoot up.

Asked by jj.inc 7 years ago


Audio triggered by motion sensor

Hello, I am an artist and want to do a sound installation. Basically I want a movement sensor that activates sounds. There will be about 15 different sounds and each time someone passes by the movement sensor will activate a different track. Can you help me with that?!?!? I need to know how can it be done!!! Thank you Fernanda

Posted by fernandaxr 10 years ago


How do I wire a fog machine to be triggered by a motion sensor?

I have a couple fog machines purchased at Target around Halloween last year. The model has a switch on an extension cord which when pressed triggers the fog machine to produce fog for 5-10 seconds. They work great but I want to use a remotely placed motion sensor, like from a motion sensor flood light to trigger the fog machine when people walk past. I purchased a replacement motion sensor module for a flood light and looked at the wiring of the switch and the fog machine but haven't figured out how to properly wire it. The motion sensor module has a "test" setting which would turn on the light fixture for 5 seconds, I want to use this to trigger the fog periodically as people walk past. Any help would be appreciated. A couple photos to show the pieces are included. If more detailed information about the wiring is needed please let me know.

Asked by cbulloch 8 years ago


pir motion sensor keychain camera controlled by arduino?

Hi I am a total novice and having discovered a project on this website i am convinced that it is the answer to my own university project. I am to create a motion sensor camera within an urban context that will be triggered by people and record their movements and the space itself. The project I am talking about https://www.instructables.com/id/Keychain-camera-with-PIR-motion-detector-controlle/It involves pir sensor keychain camera controlled by arduino. I am more than willing to have a go but from the tutorial there are no guidelines as to what components I would need and how I would go about in wiring and connecting the parts. I am searching the internet and this website. Does anybody have any experience with such work and if so could you possibly help please. Thanks?

Asked by dougage78 6 years ago


liquid motion timers (aka density timers/toys) What's in them?

You know those liquid motion toys you often find at places like Spencer gifts in which a denser liquid (usual bright colored) drips down onto a spiral and you can watch this discrete bubble ride on down? I'm wondering what's inside them and if its feasible to make your own. I've heard lots of things, that the clear liquid is usual a light oil and the colored part is water. I've heard the reverse, I've also heard that there is no water in these things that both are different oils.any help would be appreciated. if your still wondering what im talking about heres a place that sells them : http://www.officeplayground.com/spiraltimer.html

Posted by SpinningCone 10 years ago


Motion sensor to motor circuit setup

Hi I'm trying to work out what I would need in terms of components and possibley wiring to produce a circuit of which will allow a motor to start for a short period of time once a motion sensor has been triggered then turn off automatically. It is basically to track whether or not something has exited a large box rather than its entry, this is so that on exit of the box the motor will change the the internal environment but not be triggered by entry, only on an additional exit. I am confortable with the mechanical side of this project however I am a novice to electronics and any help you could offer on the subject would be fantastic. If you need more information please feel free to ask. I could insert a quick sketch if this would help.

Posted by shauno22 6 years ago


Electronics

I want to cover a stairway.  The motion detection camera that is in the library here is a very good start.   I want to add the following functions. 1. long battery life 30 days min. 2.. Rotating photo storage.  i.e. when the memory is filled up, the camera will overwrite the oldest photo. 3.  Date and time stamp A unit like this could be left in place for a long period and only accessed if something has happened that need to be checked.   

Posted by jscanlan 5 years ago


Pet sensor

I'm trying to find a device or find out how to make a device that would alarm me when one pet in particular is passing through the doorway.  Any suggestions?

Posted by carolb4 1 year ago


Motion Triggered Horns

I'm starting this one over, I made a mess of the last topic. Essentially what I'm starting with is a driveway wireless alert system (http://imgur.com/a/RgDeG)  and a car horn. The car horn is wired to a push button switch. (http://imgur.com/lg7Gbvj) What I'm trying to do is replace the [S] (switch) with this wireless trigger. The alarm speaker outputs at a very low voltage, ~0.08v: https://vimeo.com/75827101 The alarm LED's output 1.75v (measured from + on the one LED and - on the other, there are three total, in series) What would be the best place to tap in to get voltage from to trigger the relay? I think from the previous post I'll need a transistor switch of some sort? This is the part I need help with. Usage: Tractor pulling hayrack riders over a bridge, I'll place the sensors ahead of the horns so by the time the tractor is at the sensor the hayrack is right at the horns. Hope I posted in the right spot. Thanks

Posted by jinstructr 4 years ago


simple machine to provide/create movement?

Want to use/alter or create a machine which will produce simple repetitive movement (for instance, to power the arm of a dummy (to shake it) or to move a dummy's head back -n- forth) for halloween.? help will be much appreciated! have no idea how to go about this & not a lot of skill (but probably have the necessary equipment)

Asked by kbaleigh 8 years ago


Is there a stop motion app for Mac? Answered

I have been making stop motion for a long time and I have been wondering if there is a stop motion app because my computer has iMovie and it takes me hours to complete a stop motion with no music.(I have an older computer)

Asked by dombeef 9 years ago