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  • hydronics commented on hydronics's instructable Honey Bee Counter II25 days ago
    Honey Bee Counter II

    I'm digging into this project again. It's been so long sense the last design I plan to make some improvements. The price of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) has come down quite a bit so I'm making a large sensor board, 24 gates and about 14.5" long to go all the way across the hive body. Also about ~1.5" wide to block out any IR from the sun. Let me know if you have any questions/ideas.

    Hello,I'm digging into this project again. It's been so long sense the last design I plan to make some improvements.The price of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) has come down quite a bit so I'm making a large sensor board, 24 gates and about 14.5" long to go all the way across the hive body. Also about ~1.5" wide to block out any IR from the sun. Let me know if you have any questions/ideas.

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  • hydronics commented on hydronics's instructable Honey Bee Counter II2 years ago
    Honey Bee Counter II

    I just posted some code here: https://github.com/hydronics2/Bee-counter-3.1/tree/master

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  • hydronics commented on hydronics's instructable Honey Bee Counter II2 years ago
    Honey Bee Counter II

    yes, I think a gap sensor would work great. I went with the reflective sensors because I thought at the time they were less expensive and then became interested in mfg with surface mount parts.

    I added a zip file with eagle docs next to the schematics.

    sorry I don't really have a good sketch to publish right now. I'll try to get it on github soon.

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  • hydronics commented on hydronics's instructable Honey Bee Counter II2 years ago
    Honey Bee Counter II

    the gates are 3/8 wide (9.5mm) and the headers are 8.5mm high. I've not completed the testing and finish the programming to distinguish between drones and workers but I think it should be pretty easy to do.

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