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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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Touchless Technology with ultrasonic distance sensors

The concept behind this circuit design is that you can press buttons without touching them. As your finger lowers to the tabletop, the yellow light will come on, indicating that you are on the correct approach. Farther down, the green … 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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