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Last Updated: 7/24/18

Do-It-Yourself Sensors

In this module we’ll use a material called “Velostat” to make

Pressure sensors

  • Measure weight and force

  • Make fun switches such as a “slap switch” or piano keyboard

  • Intruder sensor, tennis shoe blink sensor

Flex sensors

  • In gloves to sense finger positions (robotics applications)

  • Measure wind or water speed

The presentation material and code can be downloaded at Velostat.



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