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13CommentsPringle Bay, Western Cape, South AfricaJoined October 20th, 2015
I`m a retired Exploration Geologist who has trained in becoming an Advanced Motorcycle Rider Instructor. My passion is motorcyclist safety and I`m looking at some very applicable projects here. Hendrik
  • HendrikB7 commented on pedro8's instructable Arduino Bottlefiller2 years ago
    Arduino Bottlefiller

    Very nice project.What is the model of the pump that you are using?

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  • AUTOMATED PRODUCTION LINE WITH BOTTLE FILLING FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM

    This project just again shows that if one is a little handy you will safe thousands of $$$.Thank you for an awesome project.

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  • HendrikB7 commented on jsvester's instructable Simple Arduino and HC-SR04 Example2 years ago
    Simple Arduino and HC-SR04 Example

    Just a question about declaring the distance.As indicated below I would like to have it operate as close to the maximum distance of 400cm or 450cm. However I`m not sure about the code setting the distance;if (distance < 4) { // This is where the LED On/Off happensIf the youtube video is anything to go by I assume that "4" equals 4cm which means that for my purpose I would need it to be as follows?if (distance < 400 ) { // This is where the LED On/Off happensCorrect?

    Excellent project that immediately make me think of using it for motorcycle safety of the motorcyclist as one can indicate backwards towards an approaching vehicle that it is too close!!!Nothing to do with the project only the sensor is that I would have liked to be able to detect up to at least 10 meters.

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  • LilyPad Arduino Blinking Bike Safety Patch

    As always an EXCELLENT Tutorial from the MISTRESS!!!Just a question about the FTDI interface. I see that there are FTDI Boards and then there are separate FTDI Cables. My question is this. Can one use an USB to FTDI cable only between the computer and the LilyPad or does one have to have the FTDI board?

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  • HendrikB7 commented on jdeboi's instructable LED Turning Indicators and Strobe2 years ago
    LED Turning Indicators and Strobe

    Congratulations, this is BY FAR THE BEST AND CLEAREST PRESENTATION of ANY PROJECT on Instructables!!!!! Other authors take note about how it should be done!!!

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  • HendrikB7 commented on kristeller62's instructable Passive Brake Light2 years ago
    Passive Brake Light

    Hi SimonW34,Seeing that after 10 months you have not received any reply from the author or anyone else and that I just came upon it here is a reply.To use any specific axis like the "Y-axis" (as you asked) you will have to mount the accelerometer so that the Y-axis is parallel to the surface (road or earth) and points in the direction of movement.Check the image that I added.In this case you will mount the accelerometer "flat" (i.e. parallel to the earth) and move in the direction of "Y". Now the question is what happens when you want to use "X". You will simply "rotate" the accelerometer so that it points where "Y" is now pointing to. This means that it will still have to be mounted "flat". However if you want to ...

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    Hi SimonW34,Seeing that after 10 months you have not received any reply from the author or anyone else and that I just came upon it here is a reply.To use any specific axis like the "Y-axis" (as you asked) you will have to mount the accelerometer so that the Y-axis is parallel to the surface (road or earth) and points in the direction of movement.Check the image that I added.In this case you will mount the accelerometer "flat" (i.e. parallel to the earth) and move in the direction of "Y". Now the question is what happens when you want to use "X". You will simply "rotate" the accelerometer so that it points where "Y" is now pointing to. This means that it will still have to be mounted "flat". However if you want to use as little as possible space when using it the measure "Z" then you may just rotate it in the other plane than it is now with "Z" being in the position of "Y". Capice?

    BTW you don`t have to use an existing brake light. You can make your own from LED strips or LED`s "chained" together in some way.

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  • How to Program an Arduino Accelerometer for Motion Controls

    Really awesome man!!!Just a question about the main Arduino Board. Will either a 5V Pro mini or a Nano also work?Thank you.

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  • Accelerometer Controlled Light Gauntlets

    This is an awesome project. I`m going to try the same concept for a brake light for my bike jacket. One of the ideas would be to switch on RED Led`s when braking and GREEN Led`s when accelerating. Hopefully I can understand more from your code as from some other projects.

    Excellent idea. Specifically the possibility of strobing the lights.

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