Looking Outwards – Components and Sensors (Bryce Wiseman)

The first interesting thing I found was a time-lapse camera made up of a Spycam chip and a trinket chip wired together.  I thought this was super interesting because not only did they manage to condense everything into such a small package, but the quality doesn’t seem to be too bad either. (see below, also converting to a gif reduced its quality)

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link to sensor: https://learn.adafruit.com/timelapse-spy-camera

Another reason I really liked this was because I am interested in photography and film. So this could be used in a variety of ways (i.e. attaching to a drone, attaching to a jacket lapel) that can give us new angles to use. (Here’s the setup of it)

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The second sensor is an NFC reader and ring that allows the user to log in to an account by just swiping the ring over the reader.  I would find this very helpful as I sign into different emails and other accounts constantly. This setup works that when the scanner detects the ring, it will quickly type out each letter of your password and open the account.

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link to sensor: https://learn.adafruit.com/nfc-ring-password-helper

The last sensor I found is the 9 – axis absolute orientation sensor.  This sensor allows the user to turn and maneuver an object in different planes at the same time.

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I found this one super intriguing because I’m interested in virtual reality and this looks like what we can use to make controllers for it now. While in the future we can streamline this process even more to create smoother, quicker, even more responsive controls for VR.

link to sensor: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-bno055-absolute-orientation-sensor

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