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What sensor could be used to collect data on a pipe being hit by a hammer, etc?

I am a junior high STEM science/health teacher working on a project where the students would like to measure/test the velocity of impact on an pipe and see the results/rate of collision in real time. ...
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Need a fast, sensitive vibration sensor circuit that doesn't jitter

I have been working on a project to take high speed photographs of things like balloons popping. I shoot in a completely dark room and use fairly fast shutterspeeds, but flash is what freezes the ...
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Vibration sensor for butterfly chrysalis

Which sensor to use for detecting a butterfly new born vibration? I need something simple, just with an alarm to warn me when the butterfly is just emerging from its chrysalis.
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How does vibration motor create motion in particular direction?

I am building an autonomous robot for robot swarm reasonably small in size (say 30mm x 30mm). I was analyzing such robot's locomotion and found that coin vibration motors are used widely as opposed to ...
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Accelerometer raw data output to measure vibration,and do a frequency spectrum/ amplitude spectrum?

Ive used an Arduino to measure vibration on a washing machine and have up to 100 raw data out putvalues. I want to present an amplitude/frequency spectrum with these values, i have matlab and simulink ...
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Is there risks or limitations to install driver board under a pinball playfield?

I'm currently designing the electronic for a pinball. I would like to reduce the usual cable mess under the playfield. I'm thinking of creating small driver card that handle small amounts of switch, ...
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Distance sensing with comparator

I want to implement a alert system using a comparator circuit. The circuit will alert the user when he is a certain distance away from an object of interest. The comparator circuit will comprise of an ...
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Vibration Switch [duplicate]

I am looking for a Switch which turns on an Arduino Microcontroller on vibration It has to be a mechanical switch consuming absolutely no power What I found so far: Vibration switch ...
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Stepper Motor rotating but vibrating

So my problem is that I have 3 steppers and using the Accel Library I tried to make them move simutanousley, first of all two steppers move at the same time then a third one continues to rotate, ...
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Multiple sensors off one pin

I have multiple piezo sensors acting as vibration sensors. I am using a PIC microcontroller that only has 2 ADC. I want the circuit to function in such a way that if any of the sensors are hit and ...
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Small Vibrating Motor at Set Intervals

I am looking to create a simple circuit that utilizes a very small vibrating motor such as the one here: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1201#Distributors. I would like the small motor to be powered ...
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What PCB wire termination should I use for high-vibration environments?

I'm designing a system for a high-vibration application. I need to land wires on circuit boards. Someone suggested that I use a Wago cage clamp, and that there might be similar things from other ...
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What is good device for generating vibrations, offset weight motor or solenoid or some other?

I am building a vibrating device for that I am thinking to use a solenoid for vibration. The solenoid will be used such that device will be mounted in the floor and when a stick is put over solenoid, ...
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Vibrotactile graphic equilizer? [closed]

I'm very new at this, but here goes: I work with adults who are both deaf and blind. I'm trying to basically build a graphic equalizer that has vibration motors instead of LED's. It would be worn on ...
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Vibration Detection bronze keyed instrument

I want to be able to detect when a bronze key (Balinese Gamelan) gets struck by a mallet (hard wood) without effecting the keys vibration, so a piezo is likely out. Example of the instrument: Is ...
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Using Piezo Vibration Sensor with Pull-Down Resistor - Arduino

I'm using a MEAS piezo sensor (this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9196) to detect very slight vibrations, but I'm having trouble selecting a pull down resistor that allows it to be sensitive, ...
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Can I buy a motor that vibrates or pulses very precisely?

I'm trying to make an item with a number of pads that will pulse individually or in sequence with a given signal. I have looked at vibration motors but these are like the ones in video game ...
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I need to sense if a rope has been touched, what is a safe way to do this?

I was thinking of attaching a sensor to the rope but there are so many types I'm not sure which one to use. Pizeoelectric, rolling ball, vibration, tilt and tension sensors could all work. I need ...
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Why don't capacitor's plates stick together?

When capacitor plates carry opposite charges, then why don't they stick together due to attraction? They must stick since the plates have opposite charges.
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Finding a sensor for vibration of impact event, preferably for interface with arduino

Vibration Sensor, I want a really high tolerance, I intend on using this to measure the vibration generated when dumbells are thrown onto the floor in a gym. Because, I have familiarirty with the ...
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What is the most power-efficient way to generate vibration in a small area?

I'm trying to generate a perceptible vibration (as felt against skin) in a roughly 4x4mm area. What's the most power-efficient way to do that?
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Circuit movement detector

I'm looking for some simple schematic for movement detection. I want to use it with a small hobby project of my own to detect if someone is moving the box, doesn't matter the direction. I'm looking ...
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Vibration Measurement using Accelerometer ADXL335

I like to know how to measure vibration in Hz using ADXL335/similar sensor in one axis, With that sensor, after converting digital using ADC, now i have some 8-bit binary value(0-256 in decimal)... ...
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How do I build a bracelet that vibrates once every n minutes?

I intend to establish a few new personal habits that eventually become second-nature to me. To assist myself, I want to wear a bracelet that vibrates every, say, 5 minutes all throughout the day as a ...