SensorBox Interfacing Device Using Arduino




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The purpose of this project is to make a interfacing device that can bridge the gap between different technologies by using easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone to edit modify and make interactive projects .As world moves towards internet of thing this device will help us in merging different technologies together. It uses open source hardware and software which makes it easier for several authors to work in parallel.

Step 1: What It Can Do

You can use any household infrared remote to control your pc.

In keyboard mode it allows you to interface your android phone with your pc and use it as a wireless keyboard.

In gaming mode it uses ultrasonic sensor to move a plane up and down by hovering your hand up and down above the sensor.

Hacked ir remote to act as a keyboard for pc #arduino #ir #diyhack #diy #irhacker

Hacked ir remote to act as a keyboard for pc #arduino #ir #diyhack #diy #irhacker

A video posted by Shubham Bhatt (@shubam_bhatt) on Mar 1, 2015 at 10:01am PST

Step 2: Material

  1. Arduino
  2. LCD
  3. Bluetooth(HC-06)
  4. Ultrasonic sensor
  5. wires
  6. Infrared decoder
  7. Software(Arduino,Processing)
  8. Amarino(for android phone)

Step 3: Download Libraries

Download following libraries for software to work

for Arduino

  1. Liquid crystal library
  2. Library for ultrasonic sensor
  3. Irdecoder library
  4. Amarino

for Processing

  1. Software serial library

Step 4: Circuit

Connect the recieve pin for irdecoder to pin 10

Bluetooth to pin tx=8,rx=9

Ultrasonic sensor echo pin=6,trigger pin=7

Connection for Lcd is shown in the figure.

Step 5: Software

Procesing Code


Code for SensorBox can be downloaded from the above link.

Most of the code is self explanatory.



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    6 Discussions


    Reply 4 years ago

    Actually sir it is all in one sensor box it as a ultrasonic sensor and ir decoder and Bluetooth on board allows it to connect to other android device and use your phone sensor


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    When somebody say sensor, i remember: Gas sensors, ultrasonic sensors, photoresistors, thermistors, alcohohol sensors, radiation sensors, motion sensors.. Yes your box have 2 sensors but there are a lot of sensors out. I hope you can understand me. If you combine a lot of sensors in a box then it will be SensorBox. I didn't saw any SensorBox in instructables at all. But you can add more functions to yours then you will be first!


    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks... I am still working on i will follow your advice and next version will have more new features


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Why not post code to a place where users do not have to have an account, like instructables ( done just like image files ) or git hub.

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    I have uploaded it in my dropbox account because i am updating the code daily trying to add new features it will be much easier as link is updated automatically... u dont need to have an dropbox account to download but thanks for the advice next time github