For my sensor walk, I did some exploring last night and some this morning. As I walked around campus, I was able to identify a few inputs here and there, with a majority of them being mechanical or electronic in nature. Also, I had the definition of a sensor in my mind as an input that, when acted upon by other sources, generates a specific response.
My journey began as most do, from my place of residence. Even within the plain tan walls of my dorm room, I encountered a few different inputs.
My Thermostat (Either Arctic Cold or Fire & Brimstone, there is no in-between)
and my light switch.
As soon as I left my room more sensors and their systems began to emerge. Up on the ceiling sat a smoke detector and on the wall close by sat the switch to activate the alarm manually. As I made my way down the stairs I found the main control unit for the system as well.
As I stepped out of my dorm I found another sensor in the form of the ID scanner for he door.
(This is the one from Hackberry because I accidentally deleted the picture of the one from my dorm)
As I made my way on to campus, I entered the back of Krannert and noticed the mechanical push-button sensor that activated the automated handicapped door via swing-arm system.
Later that night, my walk led me to HackBerry labs which has a new security system. Part of that system is is motion activated locks with movement sensors above the doors.
That concluded my walk for the evening.
When I woke up in the morning and went about my daily routine, I encountered a couple more new sensors. One being the motion sensor on the bathroom paper towel dispenser.
and the other being the trees around me, as they respond to different stimuli in their environment, making them biological sensors. Trees have feelings too.
However, by this definition, just about anything biological would be considered a sensor, including this guy.
(obligatory pug picture, because I wish I found a pug on my walk.)