Intel Edison Arduino Laser Break Beam Sensor

About: lost my arm at 18, now I'm hacking stuff for disabled people (or animals)

A cheap laser break beam sensor.

Step 1: Parts

Parts: Laser module (recycled but new ones available @

Light sensor (I used the one that came in the iot dev kit, but the cheap ones work fine @

Intel Edison Arduino @

Step 2: Program Intel Edison

Download the Intel Arduino IDE from the link above.

Download the light sensor code

Upload the code to the edison

Step 3:

When installing the light sensor, it may require a shroud of some type, too much ambient light can throw off the sensor.



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