How to Work With Conductive Fabric

Working with conductive fabric is fun and it's ideal for wearables, soft circuitry, e-textiles and other projects that take advantage of it's properties. Learning the basics will help you make design and material choices tailored to your application. This Instructable is jam-packed with insights from using it over the years as well as favorite resources for further development. You will learn techniques, su ...

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Chirp Microsystem Made The Smallest And Most Accurate Ultrasonic Time-of-Flight Sensors

Recently Californian startup Chirp Microsystems officially announced two discrete ultrasonic Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors, the CH-101 and CH-201, with maximum sensing ranges of 1m and 5m, respectively. Both chips have a 3.5×3.5mm package and they are powered by same ASIC or application-specific integrated circuit for signal processing. To achieve different sensing ranges, the Piezoelectric Micro-machined Ul ...

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3D Printed Organ-On-Chip

Researcher at Harvard University had been working to build new microphysiological systems (MPS), also known as organs-on-chips, that can mimic the operation of the structure and function of native tissue. By developing such systems, they are replacing the conventional way of measuring and testing synthetic organs -usually by testing them first on animals. Although such a solution can help in advancing resea ...

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Intel(r) Quark(tm) micrcontroller D2000 based Environmental sensors board

Introduction This is a fairly small (51 x 51 mm) board, equipped with a low power Intel Quark D2000 microcontroller, and several sensors (accelerator, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure), as well as a mikroBUS compatible header and a Grove compatible connectors, that can be used to connect additional sensors, memory, or radio modules. The board can be used to monitor the environment conditions, and ...

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AS7221, AN IOT SMART LIGHTING MANAGER

ams AG, a multinational semiconductor manufacturer and provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, had announced the AS7221, an integrated white-tunable smart lighting manager that can be controlled through its network connection by means of simple text-based commands. AS7221 is a networking-enabled IoT Smart Lighting Manager with embedded tri-stimulus color sensing for direct CIE color point mappi ...

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How to drive Nokia 5110 84×48 LCD display with Arduino

Introduction In the previous tutorial I showed how to build a weather station using DHT11 and BMP180 with an Arduino. However, the project has a downside which is the power consumption of the 16X2 LCD. If we were building a battery powered project with the desire to last for several weeks and probably several months, like a weather station for instance, then we’ll have to replace the LCD keypad shield from ...

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Environmental Alert System

https://youtu.be/gWZ6Z1ptUis What's that smell? It's noxious gas of course! If you're in an environment where there's a possibility of gaseous release of which you'd rather not breathe, why not build an automatic system for sensing and alerting you? The design for the Environmental Alert System is driven by my motivation to understand the concentrations of different chemicals in the air. The unit consists o ...

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SUPERBLY SYNCHRONIZED SERVOS SWAYING SOFTLY

LEDs and blinky projects are great, and will likely never fade from our favor. But would you look at this sweeping beauty? This mesmerizing display is made from 36 micro servos with partial Popsicle sticks pasted on the arms. After seeing a huge display with 450 servos at an art museum, [Doug Domke] was inspired to make a scaled-down version. What [Doug] didn’t scale down is the delightful visuals ...

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Researchers Develop Long Range Backscatter Sensors That Consume Almost No Power

Researchers at the University of Washington developed a new backscatter sensors that can operate over long ranges with very little power. The researchers demonstrated for the first time that the device runs on almost zero power and can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers. Backscatter communication works by emitting a radio signal and then monitoring the reflections of that signal from sen ...

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Researchers Developed VO2 Based MEMS Mirror Actuator That Requires Very Low Power

A joint research by the US Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate and Michigan State University have developed micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) actuator based on smart materials, specifically vanadium dioxide (VO2). In the room temperature, Vanadium dioxide exhibits the Mott transition. It is a not-well-understood phenomenon known to occur in transition metal chalcogenides and transition me ...

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HeroCore slimline Arduino Mega development board

Electronic and Arduino enthusiasts may be interested in a new development board launched via Kickstarter this week by electronics developer Flavio DaBrescia based in Travagliato, Italy. Watch the video below to learn more about the slim lined version of the Arduino Mega that removes the bulkiness and “ugly bits” offering a smaller form factor for a wide variety of projects. The HeroCore has this week launch ...

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Flexible Smartwatch

Description This project aims to build a thin, flexible smartwatch. It's wrap-around display and touchscreen will allow it to display more data at a glance than current devices. Besides telling time and displaying notifications, the watch will feature pulse rate, blood oxygen, and step sensors for health monitoring. Details Planned Features 180mm x 32mm x 2.5mm flexible silicone bracelet 4.9", 720x120 EPD ( ...

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