Tag: zilog sensor
This is wearable hotness.
Maker Faire participant Matthew Garten has created two Arduino Watches using Sparkfun materials. The Steampunk theme is probably the favorite, but the Biopunk theme watch covered in stingray skin (??!) is pretty awesome too.
The watches use trackball control, draw pictures, play games and connects to a glove with a myriad of sensors to collect a variety of data.
We tip our hat to you Mr. Garten
We were recently able to get some work done figuring out the Zilog ePIR sensor and learning more about the hardware and software challenges of the Mona Lisa following eye EL project.
In our a breadboard setup, all we needed was our Arduino Barebones Board , the Zilog sensor and a necessary resistor. As far as wiring goes, this was a pretty basic build.
There are two ways to interact with the sensor. The Hardware Interface Mode gives a very direct connection to the sensors and doesn’t use the single board computer (SBC) to do any special analysis. All tuning parameters are set by input voltages.
It’s here! The Zilog sensor is a fully functional motion-detecting single-board computer. It’s super small and somewhat low-profile. It has right-angle headers that won’t work well on a wearable project. For now, let’s focus on the art installation. We’re teaming up with a group of artists and maker friends to put this on canvas. Check back frequently for more updates.
It’s R&D/design time!