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Vibration comparison

I'm trying to compare two wildly different measurements, but I don't know enough about the physics of sound to even know what information I'm missing. I don't need exact numbers: some upper and lower limits would be fine, and perhaps even "back of the envelope" calculations in case the required information can't be found. I'd appreciate some advice on the formulas I need and what measurements am I still missing.  Object A is producing a sound whose intensity measures 25 dB at a distance of 1 meter.  This sound is, roughly speaking, a band-limited sawtooth wave with a fundamental frequency of about 35 Hz.  Object B is being driven up and down a distance of about 0.5 mm with an acceleration of 0.3 times that of gravity. The sound doing this is a sine wave with a frequency of 35 Hz. I'd like to compare the peak accelerations experienced by the two objects.

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Phone vibrations?

I was looking to start a new project, and I need some help. Does anyone know anything about tiny electronic vibrators, such as the ones found in phones? What are they called? Where can I get some? I try searching for info on google and stuff, but, searching up vibrators just doesn't really give me what I'm trying to find... if ya know what I mean, its just all the wrong kind of information. Thanks in advance for any help

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Vibrating Platform

Hey everyone I am new to this site and I am just wondering if someone could build a "TheraPlate." It is a vibrating platform for horses that helps with bone density, blood circulation, inflammation, etc. However, they are around 5000$. This may not be possible to make but I wanted to check on here and see if anyone knew how to make one!  http://www.theraplate.com/ is the website. You can check it out and see what it would take to build it. My email is askipworth92@gmail.com if someone thinks they may can/know how to do it. Thanks!

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LAWNMOWER VIBRATES

The bolts that hold the motor will not tighten.  Can I use nuts to hold the motor in place. I saw a video on drilling out the hole and redoing the threads…..  Can  i use the nuts without causing future problems?

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Vibration feeder anyone?

I am planning on building some sorting rig.Right now I am quite keen to include a vibration feeder system.You know, like the stff used to transport grain, sweets or aling small parts that run up on the inside of a bowl to come out perfectly aligned.I serviced these systems in the past but never put too much concern into the actual workings.The theory is quite simple.One or two vibrators cause the transported media to move.This works like a sawtooth wave.Slowly up and into the right direction, quickly back to where it started.Adjusting the frequency to change the speed or adjusting the amplitudes to match the weights and other properties of the media is easy - in a properly designed system.I tried to find some easy to understand information on the relations between actuator direction and media direction in relation to the trasport systems shape and dimensions but only got extreme complex stuff.In my small scale tests using simple vibration speakers and a frequency generator I had to relise that it is quite hard to find a proper way of mounting the system.To soft and it is just rattling around, too hard and you need to crank the amp to max to get any action.Orientation and angle of these mounts also affect the direction and amplitude of the swing caused by the vibrations.Straight linear I can do, although still not perfect but anything like these feeder bowls only gives me nice vibrations but no movement.Are there any suitable hobby projects on the web or here?And decent info on the basic design criteria for those feeder systems that are not closely guarded company secrets?

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Using a piezo as a vibration sensor

Hi, I'm thinking of getting a piezo sensor like this one http://www.meas-spec.com/product/t_product.aspx?id=2474 to measure the frequency of the vibrations of any surface I attach it to, using a micro like an arduino or pic. However I haven't come up the circuitry to make this happen, any ideas? Thanks

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Sensitive Accelerometer Chip

I've seen some projects that use accelerometer chips with arduinos to get readings (e.g. in MATLAB). I'm looking to do this but I'm going to be measuring very low amplitude, low frequency vibrations so, I imagine, the types of acceleromters I've seen used (e.g. the MMA7341L) won't be sensitive enough. Does anyone have a suggestion for which accelerometer would be appropriate (I know that MEMS are a popular brand - there's a list here: http://www.analog.com/en/mems-sensors/mems-accelerometers/products/index.html)  Many thanks for your time! Oli

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How to make a block Xkg heavy vibrate?

Any else see that new "magic" excercise machine?http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3286I was thinking about a diy version and it would be pretty easy, I'm just not sure about how to get the fast vibrations needed.Any ideas?

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Vibrating Finger Ring Creation

I'm looking for someone to build me a finger ring that has some kind of vibration/impulse capability that is pre-set to vibrate at certain times and/or intervals throughout the day. I will create a website where the user enters in when, or at what durations, they want it to vibrate. This is then somehow sent to the ring and it vibrates accordingly.  Looks are not really important but not being bulky is desirable. Is this possible? Let me know your thoughts and cost estimates and I'll respond asap.  Thanks for reading. 

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what is creating the vibration of vibrobot? Answered

           It the load of coin cell or uses the energy of lithium battery.

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how to build a vibrating platform?

I need to eliminate the air bubbles which form when pouring plaster of Paris into rubber moulds. so i thought i could eliminate this through low vibration as the plaster is being poured and eventually starts to harden.

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Motor triggered by a vibration sensor

Hi, my project consists of a vibration sensor that, when enabled, will trigger a motor which will function for a certain amount of time, then stop, and stay in this position as long as the sensor is detecting vibrations. When the vibrations stop, I need the motor to reverse polarity and function in the opposite direction,for the same amount of time as before then stop, and repeat... I'm a first year electrical engineer so please consider me a rookie in this field. If someone could provide me with a suitable electrical circuit, with names and values for the part, i think i might be able to draw the corresponding board. Thanks

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Wearable that vibrates on text/sms

I am looking for a way to make a wearable (bracelet or hanger) that will vibrate when I send a signal (i.e. text message?). It's intended use is to alert players to certain pre arranged situations in a game. As coach I can not always reach my players across the field by voice so I want to send an alert signal. Also this is more discreet. A smart watch is to big and volnurable. Bluetooth does not have the range so I am thinking gsm. Any suggestions on how to build such a device?

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Photocell Controlled Vibrating Motor

I'd really appreciate some help with a simple experiment I'm doing. I'm trying to wire up a CdS photoresistor to control the speed of a vibrating motor based on black/white marks on paper. I wired it up with a transistor, but it didn't seem to have much (if any) effect when I covered the photocell or shined light on it. Any help?

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Advice needed on vibrating motors.? Answered

For a quirky present for a friend I am making a sink plunger seat like this one . Instead of just a saddle I plan to make the seat bigger and in the design of something vaguely saddle/potty-shaped (a veebeam if you are interested, as he worked on them). Anyway for amusement rather than kinky reasons(!) I thought it would be cool to make it vibrate with a remote control. And as I know nothing about vibrating things, my question is does anyone know what I should be searching for? Brand names would be great. It doesn't have to be strong but it needs to be felt through a thick pad of stiff padding/foam and preferably with a separate remote control. Also, is there anything I need to be worried about or such like? Sorry for such a rooky question but I've spent two hours on the internet and all I kind find is how to convert vibrating chairs into XBox chairs and things that are not safe for work(!) Thank you for any help Poppy

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Vibrating alarm clock help

 Hey guys,  I'm a soon-to-be college freshman and a very heavy sleeper. I contacted my soon-to-be roommate, and it turns out he's a very light sleeper and is frightened by waking up to loud noises. Of course, coming from a house where I used a phone hooked to a guitar amplifier as an alarm clock, I figured I'd have to change my waking habits. I heard from my father about an alarm clock system that utilizes pillow-mounted vibrators, but that costs waaaay too much, and I'm already going to have to balance a job or two just to get by paying tuition. Besides, I don't like buying things I can build at home. So here's my situation: I have a five-volt vibrating massager that plugs into USB ports that I wanna use as a pillow-mounted vibrator in college, so I don't wake my roomie up with a fright. My phone has a 3.5mm plug that I use to connect it to the guitar amplifier. My question is: How can I build an amplifying circuit that'll power the vibrating motor enough to work with the signal from the phone (or any alarm clock signal, for that matter)? I need 5 volts to power the motor. That much I know. I haven't measured the signal from the phone, since I haven't access to a volt-meter, at the time. HELP ME PLEASE!! Thanks.

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Tool for vibrating concrete? (DIY?)

So I've been thinking of making some homemade concrete stuff with different molds I plan on making. Since I'm not a big expert on concrete and such I've been reading all over the Internet for how-to guides and what not. And something that seems to be a really good idea is to use a tool to vibrate out the bubbles and air pockets from the molds before they set... and so far I've not found any instructable here on how to make such a tool ( because it's a bit expensive to buy one, and hey.. why not make it myself) So my question is simply if any one know of a good idea of such a tool, how to make one or whatever.. (maybe modifying something, making one from an electric motor?) I need ideas!  

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What are the basics of power supply mechanics to voltage and RPM's in micro vibration motors?

I'm trying to make several different versions of vibrating plush toys so I can find out what the ideal vibrating feeling will be for toddlers and babies. Too high an RPM can be scary to a little kid. I'm a beginner with little/no knowledge of basic electronics, but a capable tinker and solderer. I'd like to understand the basic logic of power supplies to micro motors and how to arrange the basic wiring. I've seen lots of instructibles but I can't find a simple explanation of this kind of thing. I've got a Radio Shack 3VDC vibe motor. no-load speed is 16K RPM. I tried wiring it to a two-AA battery enclosure (2x1.5V=3V?) and it wouldn't run. Touched leads to a 9V and it powered up but RPMs are way too high. Some related questions: 1. Can you vary the voltage to a typical micro motor and get different RPM's? 2. What's no-load speed and do I need to worry about it? 3. What kind of switch can I use to power on/off 4. How do you tell what kind of battery config to use with a motor

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Need help on first DIY project Idea

Hello, I would like your help on an idea I have to make an external recoil pack so VR players with existing gun controllers can add recoil force to existing controllers that do not feature it. Recoil and haptic force feedback controllers are $500-3000 in cost. Can you help me out. I have not attempted this sort of DIY thing before. I just need some tips and what I need to buy in order to get his done. thank you. I have all the time in world and would love to know what parts I will need. So far I have found some good candidates. I should add that I want this pack to be powered by a wall adapter and cable. 12V I am thinking. Recoil and hard hitting rumble will need juice. I can find a way to affix the device. I just need to know what parts I need, and how to wire it all up. I know I need a switch that can be physically connected in way that a trigger pull will engage the motors. I know I need help. Please any help would be appreciated. I also would like to use "solenoids" or "Actuators" I just need to know from more experienced builders what would be better for an external universal type "pack". The idea is that the pack can add great force feedback to any gun with a physical trigger pull, or something of the nature http://nfpshop.com/product/12v-powerful-vibrating-motor-strong-vibration-motor-nfp-f280v/ http://www.nfpmotor.com/products-powerful-vibration-motors.html http://www.nfpmotor.com/Vibrating-vibrator-vibration-motors.html

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Stepper motor vibration/lockup with driver? Answered

I am trying to get a stepper motor to turn using a StepStick driver from Botronicz. I have gotten the driver to work once before, but now it has decided not to work. I have wired my stepper motor (Model STP-42D3018) according to any specs I can find online in a bipolar connection, but when I fire it up the stepper only sits there and vibrates. Or misses steps (depending on voltage). A few other times I had it also where it would step one direction for I think a single step and then step back the other direction. It is really bothering me because I have tried multiple other wiring combinations and have not gotten any of those to work. My current setup is exactly like this (I have checked numerous times). I have also tried changing the vmot supply voltage and current limit, as well as the current limiter pot on the board itself. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely,  A907

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An idea for highly directional and loud loudspeakers

I am currently playing around with vibration experiments.Mainly in the ultrasonic range though.But when messing around with some vibration speakers I found a not so well documented misuse for themEveryone wants a big TV these days but once you have it the sound often turns out to come from a tin can.Those with a good entertainment or at least stereo system won't mind hooking the to it.The rest usually opts for a sound bar or how I like to call them shredderbox.Sooner or later they just fail to produce the sound you had on the first day - or they cost a small fortune.What is the secret to a powerful speaker?Firstly efficiency.Secondly the design.You need the right material to produce a more or less even reaction at all intendet frequencies.The design makes sure those frequencies that need extra attention get more volume output, like by using a little pipe for the low frequencies.Some even include a dedicate speaker for these low volumes.What if you could just build you own soundbar on a budget?If you have a failing soundbar with the actual speakers as the problem you could salvage the electronics.In case you can make do with headphone input or RCA connections than any cheap amplifier will do.Leaves the speakers...Vibration speakers are still underestimated for their uses...I tried the the usual approach of using a glue on vibro speaker:Place it on surface tha gives a re more or less decent sound.The thing is though that there is no ideal surface for them.A table can sound like the highs are missing, a hardwood desk might not produce any low frequencies while a window or plaster board wall bring the problem of wiring and vibrations.To check the reactions of sound on different media I, one day, mounted one speaker under a big tin can.Right in the center.The fun hit me when my tests with water were over and tried to play a song with the empty can.Of course there was some degree of tin can sound but the directional qualities together with the wide frequency spectrum made me experiment.The key is to find the right material and shape!You want something that is hard enough to vibrate properly but soft enough to allow for lower frequencies.I tried pipes, boxes, old plastic containers....But nothing seemed to provide a broad and even sound spectrum without distortions.If you vibrate a surface then only at certain, resonant frequencies destinct patterns will form if some dust or similar is place on the surface.In all other cases there is only chaos.Preventing the harmonics to form prevents harmonic vibrations to build up to distortion levels.Like it or not but waste seems to work just fine as a speaker ;)I made a plug to fit reall tight into a 2 liter juice bottle neck.The original plastic cap is just too soft.A vibro speaker glued onto the plug and the bottom of the bottle cut out and the soun was quite impressive.Proper use is however limited as the speaker would need to be mounted upright.Next thought was to utilise the bottom of the bottle too.By cutting a round hole in the side of the bottle I got an even more directional speaker with a better response to low frequencies.Placement of said hole of course affect how certain frequencies travel and where nodes can form.The size might also matter as the hoe itself, or better the material around it can get resonant at certain frequencies.You can cheat at bit though by using sticky tape, duct tape and so on as dampening meterial in badly affected areas.Especially with a wall mount for the speaker and the bottle hanging down behind the TV the effect is good compared to a standard shredderbox. The above design is certainly not for everyone although I think it has a wow factor to it if you show a decent sound coming out of a juice bottle ;)My next step was trying to find out how more fancy designs could work.So just stop reading here unless you like the idea of creating speakers that should not even work.Back in the old days we had more than just the speakers with magnets and cones.Anything that can vibrate can produce sound.It all depends on how much of it we can actually hear.My first exotic idea to really misuse a vibro speaker is a vibrating harp.Does not need to be in the classic shape though.A string in a resonance box, like a harp, guitar, violine and so on will start to vibrate at the set note.This is true even if the force for the vibration is external.You might remember the old school experiment with the two pitch forks on their boxes?Hit one and the other starts to swing too.If you make a resonance box for a vibro speaker with internal or external wire strings at different tensions or lengths you can amplify the sound for the notes that correspond to the strings.Make a relatively large box with some sturdy wires for the frequencies between 60 and 100Hz and you have a really powerful subwoofer from just 20W of input power...I think you get the idea on how to use amplifying strings now ;)My second and total misuse is the xmas tree.If you are a sparky by old trades then you might remember the mechanical frequency meters for generators or other things that required a stable supply.Well, if not than you should know the little wind up toys that play a melody with a drum and tiny forks.Imagine you would replace the glue plate with a rod.Depending on material and length harmonic nodes will form at various places and frequencies.Between those nodes the swing is maximised while the node itself appear to be stationary and without and vibrations at all.For example a steel rod of 1.2m would have a single standing wave at about 1kHz while a copper rod of the same lenght will be much lower in the frequency for a single standing wave.The xmas tree assumes that the rod is of such material that no single standing wave can form below 200Hz and that it won't swing too much at other resonant frequencies.Since aluminium is easy to work with and available in flat and thin bars already it would be my first choice for the branches of the tree.The required length is calculate based on the speed of sound in aluminium - you find online calculators for that.You want the lenght so that you end up with an even fraction of the wavelength you want to "play" with that strip.This allows for the rod to be placed right in the center of the strip where the standing wave movement is zero in the node.Make a lot of thin strips to get a broad frequency response.Placement on the rod can now be crucial.The best option I found so far is using a threaded rod and tapping the holes in the strips.The strips swing quite violently if long and at certain frequencies.And those not in resonance will still transfer their momentum to other strips.This can cause unwanted harmonics.Most evident when a single strips swigns violently at a certain frequencies.Adjusting the angle by turning it is often enough to get out of the overlapping harmonics.With enough strips it then really looks like a tree with flat branches.The sound might not be as loud and impressive as a plastic bottle as the virations are going up and down.But if placed in the right spot it not just looks nice but also makes people wonder where the sound is coming from.Last but not least my yet to be tested hidden speaker system - due to renting restrictions :(If you own a house of the standard frame design then you have plasterboard walls and ceilings.With a large enough surface of the right material, one or two vibro speakers can cover a really wide frequency range at good volume levels.So far I could only do tests in an old wooden window frame but the priciple works the same way between the wooden frames of a wall or ceiling.In my experiments a standard plasterboard sheet needs to be 100 x 100cm to get a more or less decent response for the lower frequencies.Before you rip your walls down use a stud finder and place your vibro speaker on the plasterboard between two studs or beams.I found that two speakers for the lower frequencies and three or four for the higher ones make a good sound.That is per channel and if you have the right size plasterboard sheet in the right place.No point if your left side is further away from the TV than your right.Ideally you replace the entire sheet with the speaker in the right spot on the new sheet but on the back.For obvious reasons this is far from being a perfect solution.But if you plan a full renovation anyway...A way out for older houses is the wooden floorboards.They make excellent resonators for low frequencies.The directional speakers could then still be hidden in picture frames of the right thickness and design.Anyways, I hope I gave you some ideas here ;)

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Pro tips for getting rid of last bit of jello? Fine tuning 2 axis basecam gimbal?

I have a quadcopter build up with a simple $60 basecam gimbal, a mobius camera, and I have finally got some better motors, the $60 set of EMAX 2213 brushless motors with standard nylon props. (I am still a noob at flying, esp. FPV. on-screen.) (previously, I have been using those notoriously bad genaric china orange/silver 2212 motors 2 of which even had loose, rattly bearings! I did not even bother attempting to ballence since the aluminum prop holders were bent, and some even had partially stripped threads! They were really needing to be replaced!) The gimbal is CNC aluminum mounted, and has 4 rubber suspensions that are supposed to isolate vibration, but they do not remove jello completly. (getting the new miles better EMAX motors and going the best to ballence the props and hubs definitely helped, but did not remove jello entirely.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajzljufl2I On every crash, the rubber suspension ball things would pop out, and they did quickly wear out, and one of them ripped right apart, so I bought more. They are the same stiffness, I could not source a large quantity of more flexible ones unfortunately. Not for a decent price, anyway. So other than balancing the props with a simple prop balancer, and changing out the rubber balls, what can I do to get the jello down more?

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how to make a small vibrator turn with music

Hellow everyone im very much interested in making a small phone vibrator motror turn with music.as most of you will be aware of the adult vibrators that can be connected to ipods and it will vibrate with music beat.i have tried connecting the audio jack lines to a motor but the power isnt that good to turn the motor any ideas or intructables is highly appreciated regards kalaminja

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Piezo Sensor to Detect Vibration Through Glass

Hello,  I am working on a project where I need to detect vibration through glass panes or on the surface of a window. I am currently planning to use a Piezo sensor with Arduino to detect and record different tests. I want to make sure that the senor is able to pick up the vibrations and not be too sensitive and pick up other things around it. I may need to tune the sensitivity. Besides the Piezo sensor I was also looking at the Parallax 605-00004 Piezo Film sensor (any advice on which one to use is appreciated.) If there are any other sensors that anyone may know that could work in this case, please let me know. I don't have a clear vision but any help to find out how I would go about this is greatly appreciated.  Thanks for the help

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TDA2822M project

I have a genius vibration headphone .but the vibration is mono . so i wanted to mod it and make it stereo . when i opened it up i saw TDA2822M ic driving those vibrators and they are connected in series on ic's output .i knew 2822M is a stereo type amp ic .so i connected those vibrators in parallel (ground to left  vibrator & ground to right vibrator ) but the result is same .i checked the inputs but they are not connected as one (stereo) . help me pls..

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Regarding bristle-bots.?

All the bristle-bots I have seen thus far have used offset, rotating masses to generate the vibration. I have just acquired a motor with a vibrating linear output. What direction should I point the motion for the most efficient bristle-bot? Front-to-back, or up-and-down?

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Circuit for a simplified DIY galvanometer?

I'm putting together a DIY performance lighting show set as a project and I'm currently working on the laser aspect of it. I've looked into the Galvanometers, which are used in laser shows and those units go anywhere from $60 to $200 a pop. So One thing is that I don't need to create any advanced imagery, I just need to vibrate a mirror at a fast enough rate in order to make a laser spread. My current solution is this: https://imgur.com/a/Cb6ev Basically a small motor pivoting a mirror along the axis. What I am wondering is, is there something more suited for this that isn't a motor or an expensive galvanometer. I've seen people attach a small speaker and supplying a pulse signal to make the speaker membrane rock back and forth. The volume of the sound would control the amplitude of the vibration but the downside is that it's actually audible, even more so than the motor. I remembered this episode of ElectroBoom, where a coil wound around a hollow cylinder would produce a magnetic field which would pull a metal object towards the center. https://youtu.be/mdZo_keUoEs?t=1m54s Before I would go off trying to attach a metal rod to a spring and repeatedly turn the electric magnet on and off to simulator osculation. Perhaps people would know of something like that which already exists?

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Simple way to make a vibrating resonance speaker? How does a vibrating resonance speaker work?

Hi, I'm wondering if there is a simple way to make a vibrating resonance speaker?  Possibly out of house hold materials?  How does a vibrating resonance speaker work?  Thanks in advance. :D

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Any ideas for making a vibrating dog collar?

My dog is deaf and I need to make a collar for her that vibrates and also makes a tone for me to hear. I don't want anything like the bark collars that spray or shock, I don't want me calling her to be a negative action. Any ideas?

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Need help to make my shirt vibrate!!!

I have a dream of having a shirt that vibrates when i hug people, i think it will be like a nice surprise when it happens. I have looked around and no body makes anything like this, none i can get at least. i have seen on here how to make little vibrating motors and thread pressure sensors but i have no clue how i would go about combining it all into a shirt. Really need someone to help me make this reality so if you think you can or know someone who can please contact me!

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Anyone know of a resistor that is sensitve to sound vibrations?

Does anybody know of something like a photo cell, except instead of the light being the variable to determine the resistance of a circut, it would be sound and vibrations? If ya do, could ya give me a comment on what it would be called, what they're used in, and where ya could maybe buy one? Thanks! -xD

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vibrating box needs led! (help me)

So after gaining inspiration from the bristle bot i made my own thing which is just a 9volt battery a switch and a motor, So far it has been really quite amusing. But I think it could use a little bit of improvement. First off would I need a resistor? And if i wanted to add an LED how would i find out what resistor to use. I got a pack of 20 random mixed ones off electric goldmine so i would want to attach one of those. Help!?

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Hey guys I am using DAYTON Vibrator Motor, 1/200 HP, 1550 RPM, 115 V ,to make chair vibrate

Hey guys I am using DAYTON Vibrator Motor, 1/200 HP, 1550 RPM, 115 V ,to make chair vibrate but i am not sure which motor driver should i use to control the speed and motor . If anyone know about this it will be very helpful?

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HOW WOULD I GO ABOUT HOOKING A VIBRATING MOTOR TO A BLUE TOOTH?

I wanna make it it so my bluetooth vibrates when i get calls

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Health

I would like to know how can I build a WHOLE BODY VIBRATION Board or platform. The unit is basically a small board where you stand and do exercise on it. The vibrator element looks like a compressor and has a variable vibration patterns for different therapies. normally are used by athletes to improve the effectiveness of their workout. They are also prescribed for elderly people that suffers osteoporosis (it has proven to improve the bone density just by standing on it).

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I need to know how to make a vibration activated LED apparatus for a drum.

I am on the drumline, and would like to somehow have lights light up every time i hit the drum. So they can't be redicuously sensitive.i will probably need step by step directions on how to create it, if someone knows how to.bonus points to anyone who can think of any other crazy ideas for a drumline to do

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What tech I need to make a tactile/haptic musical instrument...i.e. a sample that responds to touch and vibration...?

I'm looking to make an instrument that responds to touch or vibration, I have seen similar things elsewhere but have no links. The basic idea is that there would operate as a stand alone object that when touched, stroked tapped etc. it generates a sound and the volume, timbre or whatever is relative to the force applied. So using vibration to trigger a sample and quality of vibration to determine the quality of sound. Any ideas about how this could be achieved? Could an arduino provide the answer or is it purely sensor based? I would really love all your instructable knowledge on this one. Ta

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Plasma Speaker Kit

Hey Instructables, We're StudentRND, a group of students in Seattle, WA that build cool stuff over the summer. We've taken our time over the summer to build a plasma speaker, and now are offering kits on Kickstarter! (As seen on TechCrunch and Physorg) What's a plasma speaker? It uses an electric arc to vibrate the air to play music! View the Kit <br>

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Replacing alarm speaker with vibrating motor (for sleeping with earplugs)

I just started college and have found sleeping with earplugs to be indespensible in a dorm room. I have a radio alarm that is pretty loud. I was thinking of ripping out the speaker and attaching a vibrating motor to it. Then I would mount the vibrating motor to my bed post or something, and hopefully it would be annoying enough to wake me up. Does the alarm send enough power to the speaker to power an electric motor? Thanks! -Cedric

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Simple and very effective device to quit smoking

SIMPLE AND VERY EFFECTIVE ANTI SMOKING DEVICE TO QUIT THE ADDICTION OF NICOTINE :This is a very simple solution and based on vibration therapy.As per sketch there is two vibrational motor(Cellphone vibrational motors) and these will run with batteries.These motors will create vibrations.Now What is needed is that just transfer these vibrations on the Tongue .When someone is getting desired to take Nicotine as any form (Cigarette,tobbaco) then just put this device on tongue for 3 to 5 seconds and will feel result that the desire of taking of nicotine is no more.The result will be amazing to quit the addiction of tobbaco .even just use the device for 25 to30 days continuously and the desire of taking tobacco will be ended permanently.The part of the device which is going to transfer the vibrations on tongue will be made with COPPER.The reason why the device is working is that it is going to stimulate the neurones in the brain through tongue vibrations to suppress the desire of taking nicotine.Why I am presenting this solution as I have been able to quit the tobacco addiction myself after using this vibrational system. It is very simple to manufacture it.

Topic by vikram_gupta11  


converting bluetooth headset to bluetooth vibrator. tbut when the headset is connected we cant talk with phone itself?

I want to convert BT headset to BT bracelet vibrator. the problem is when the headset is connected to phone we cant talk with phone itself? is there a way to talk with phone mic and speaker when BT headset is connected?

Question by pooyan    |  last reply


Fake Pokemon GO Pro

Hello! Right now the best practice to hunt pokemon is to just walk and if the phone vibrates, you look. Thant means you have to hold the phone in hand.  I had an idea for a DIY, but no way to execute it. Idea is simple: -motor vibrator from old phone -Arduino -BT module -battery Turn all above into a braclet for your hand  I owuld need an app or something that, whenever phone vibrates, it would send a command over bluetooth to arduino to vibrate. It would need to check for phone vibrate command as the app doesnt give a notification or annything.  Is the ambition too high ? Is this harder to execute than i tought ? 

Topic by compufreek    |  last reply


Remote controlled Pager/vibrating device-compact and light

I am new to Instructables and was hoping for some help. I have been reading through many posts and projects to find what I need, but still need help. I am trying to build a vibrating remote controlled collar to signal to my deaf dog. I would like something very compact that has a small vibrating motor in it that also works at a small distance, not more than 50 yards or so. I only need one setting, two would be great if possible. I just want a small transmitter, (size of a garage door opener) with a single or two buttons to produce a small vibration, and maybe a more intense vibration, to get the dogs attention when he is not looking at me. From there, he is trained to visual hand signals. Any help on how to build this, and build it as LEAST bulky as possible? I have seen a few instructables I am trying to piece together, but I am not an electronics person, have done a few projects like building an egg incubator...So far I know I need a transmitter and a receiver, a power source, which I was hoping could be smaller than a 9volt battery, and a small vibrating motor, possibly the minidisc or bullet type that runs off 3V? Not sure if that would even be strong enough, but my dog is pretty sensitive. I am not opposed to spending a little money, as the dog collars on the market are either cheap garbage for around $20 or good quality but have way more unnecessary features than I need and cost a whopping $200. Thank you very much!

Topic by DaveB154    |  last reply


I want to make an audio-to-vibration bracelet for my deaf partner. I need help!

I have a new baby and my deaf wife can't hear the baby at night.I want to make a bracelet that vibrates with sound over a minimum volume.I thought about using a Raspberry Pi Zero, but it seems like overkill (and large!). Is there a simple circuit I can make that could house a microphone, vibrator, battery and some chip to make it work? I'm pretty green to circuitry in general so need some handholding if possible.

Question by oodavid    |  last reply


Turn a Massage (vibrating) chair to work with Xbox 360

I had an idea although IDK how to implement it. I have a Vibrating massage chair (its just like a average recliner with some vibrators in it) I had lost the wall wort power adapter for this in a move a couple years ago and recently i had an idea while looking for gaming chairs and i thought to myself this would be more comfortable than something i could afford being a $500+ chair already i think I might try to fix it and in the process make it a gaming chair. I just dont know how........ So basically this chair uses a 12v 600MaH/.6v Power adapter (which i lost and when i was going to replace it thought i might me able to do more with this than just make it work again. So once it is plugged in it has a corded remote that has a back and seat vibration control's of off high and low. now i am not thinking of making the vibrations respond with intensity but just vibrate in general in conjunction with the system. I would say I have a Intermediate knowledge about soldering modding etc. Although I have no IDEA how to do this. I think it would somehow require a special Controller connected to the chairs power. As all i would want is the chair to vibrate when the controller does. The back oof the chair has a velcro flap that i an access the innerds of the chairs mecanism (i suppose for fixing it if it broke) So the only thing is how to hook up the controller in a way its not obtrusive to controlling it and simply how to do it. I know this may be a hard question to ask about without someone seeing the chair but is it possible??? How do gaming chairs achieve this effect ????? I would like it to be connected to the controller somehow and not the xbox as the cord is undesirable. So basically all I need to do is make some sort of circuit that is connected to the xbox controller that turns the chair on when it turns on. thats basically it. so first of all is it possible and if so any pointers??? I think it would also make a nice instruct-able after I find out how to do it. I assume it would require some soldering and at MOST and Arduino but I hope not as i do not have much experience with them. although if it does maybe someone can help me and all the Arduino Programing would all be credited to whoever helps me with the code. So yeah I would like to make this work I really think it would be cool as i already have a sound system that is good enough for sound (i can easily wire some extra speakers to be mounted behind the chair and once i get the vibration i would basically have a nice lay-z-boy gaming chair IDK. I have no xbox controller modding exp ( i never really wanted to or had the need) so it would be a learning experience for me although if it could be done with a USB connection to the Xbox that would be ok for now ( i would run it under the rug but its not the optimal result i want) In all since this chair already has the vibration mecanism i would think it would be possible and hopefully not that difficult to do. (at least i hope so) If this interests anyone I would GREATLY appreciate your help. and i will certanly tag anyone who helps me with this when i finish and make an instruct-able. So in all thank all of you who reply to this post and I hope i posted this in the correct forum as i never have asked for help on this site. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE

Topic by beatnik    |  last reply


is there a way to stop the washing machine from vibrating loudly?

When the washing machine stops spinning during the rinse cycle it makes a loud rattling sound that echos through the house. Is there a way I can tighten or replace something or do I just buy a new one?

Question by jonnyc249    |  last reply


Vibrotactile Device

Hi, I am trying to build a portable device that takes vocal vibrations (from a piezo mic attached to the throat) and outputs them as tactile vibrations elsewhere (say at the sternum). I've found and built simple circuits for preamps that run off 9V like this one (https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Audio-Amplifier/?ALLSTEPS) but I'm struggling to work out how I can connect and power a vibrating device (e.g. another piezo mic) for the output.  I guess I will need to include a low pass filter too to prevent the device creating audible output (I just want low frequency tactile vibration). I've seen a similar project here https://www.instructables.com/id/Representing-audio-through-vibration-with-Arduino/?ALLSTEPS but it's using an arduino and I feel like that's unnecessary for my purposes.  Any ideas really appreciated, Oli

Topic by ocheadle    |  last reply


How do you program yourself to receive transmissions from an external source? Is there a method of self hypnosis?

How do you enter a state of mind consistently where you are receiving transmissions so that you feel your inner ear vibrating with each download? I have experienced this randomly and want to pursue a deeper dialogue with the source. Is there a method of self hypnosis? What is this dimension i've experienced and why is it completely dark, yet can psychically communicate with a loved one or listen to a spirit guide singing? Is there an extra dimension where others with similar experiences go to meet? I've always felt that there is something out there i'm searching for...

Question by longhairedartist    |  last reply


How can i code an accelerometer adxl 345 in arduino to correct posture?

I working on arduino nano,using an adxl345 accelerometer,with a button and a vibrating motor. I want to code this system to save some values recorded by adxl 345 when posture is correct by pressing the button and when posture is incorrect, i want that vibrating motor to vibrate. Pls help... i need help just with coding, not with hardware part.

Question by pitzu.kage  


What would be the best way to attach a Piezo Tranducer to a basic Maplin Preamp for vibrational Pick-up?

Basically I want to fit a piezo disk into (inside) one of my turntable so I can pick-up the vibrations made by its movement for a kinetic-sculpture I am currently working on for Uni. I just curious as the best method for amplifying this sound and was hinted to run the disk through a preamp for the best effect.

Question by Cellphrm    |  last reply