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Ultrasonic toggle switch

This is an idea for using an ultrasonic distance sensor (aka ‘pinger’) as a toggle switch. I’ll show it first and then explain: As the hand approaches, the yellow light comes on to indicate that the switch is in aware … Continue reading

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Debugging Touchless Technology

The comment that I added to the previous post was not the full solution to having a row of touchless buttons, but it set me on the way. A second pinger IS necessary to discriminate against anomalous readings. In the … Continue reading

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Pingo: Ultrasonic Distance Sensor Game in Development

This is the hardware for a game I’m developing that uses an ultrasonic distance sensor. The microcontroller (Arduino, natch) randomly generates distances and then commences a ‘random walk’ from Point A to B. You, the player, hold your hand above … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Pinger Game, Part I

I’m working on this idea for a game which involves an ultrasonic distance sensor. The set-up is shown above. As you can see, it uses an Arduino for the prototyping but the goal is to transfer the programming over to … Continue reading

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