Hi Alex - your version looks great, how's it working out for you? Apologies for the late reply, instructables sometimes says I have messages then other times it doesn't?? I'd love to start working on the follow-up but I've got a long list of projects to complete first (a synthesizer and a Tempeh Incubator to name a few). Saying that though, feel free to take over the Sleep Machine if you like? I'll try and help remotely if you like... sometimes I have lots of free time, and then others, not so much :-0
Wow that's great and I think it's fantastic that you've improved the code (and extra thanks for not laughing at my version!) I'm going to print it out and have a proper read through and hopefully improve myself. Thanks again :-)
Ahhh ok cool, I did look but I must've missed it... That'll be great for when I'm away travelling; Thanks for letting me know! I was thinking about making an improved version, with a white noise machine and alarm clock, but I guess a phone can do this to!
Thanks! The code is pretty well commented so you could quite easily adjust the timing. Basically the code is in two blocks; the 8 minute part and the 20 minute part. Each of these parts are made up of different blocks of time (again, it's all commented so you can see which part does what)... you could just delete the sections you don't need and copy and paste the bits you want more of. You might actually find it ok as it is though, as I think the slowest point is six breaths per minute. Give me a shout if you need help
This is what I actually thought... Like the red lights used in submarines that don't interfere with your vision as much. However there are a lot of sleep machines that use blue, with the explanation that they aren't strong enough to produce the melatonin to keep you awake, conversely there are many articles stating that blue light before bed is bad for you. Maybe it's a sales thing? I used blue to keep it close to the original, but any colour could be used.
It actually does help me sleep, so fingers crossed. It's really crying out to be a phone app, perhaps one day soon, best
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