Tricorder Board with Arduino

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EchoOne

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Hi guys,

I am starting a project to build a script for the arduino board to run and interact with an tricorder.
Change the led color, the speed, the direction. Maybe I can integrate a lcd screen to play animation on it.

This project is nothing to sell. My wish is to build a complete program for the arduino and to improve it. I have a few kits here. I started today but i have to buy a few more things to control the program by buttons.

What do you think. Someone have any experience with that?

Looking forward for your interessting answers
 

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gmprops

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I would be very interested with what you develop. I am just starting to look into using Arduino to replace some of my current electronics. I have to purchase an Arduino starter kit so I can teach myself how to write the script. Any suggestions?
 

EchoOne

New Member
Hi Gerry,

at this moment I have the first top circuit finish. It is nothing complex. But the most interssting thing is, I react on user input. At this moment I can change the speed of the scanning top bar and the direction. From inside to outside or outside to inside.

I think every book is a good way. I am a computer scientist . I did this many time in my university. :) But the arduino one is the best little board i have ever used :)
But I want create a complete circuit to insert the arduino directly. At this moment I am using only led and no screen. But this is the next step. And I am interessted in setup a little bit more "really" tricorder in it :)
So I can insert a few sensors to show light, sound, radiation. Nothing new I know, but maybe it is interessting to use in a real stapelton kit :)

You can look everywhere but I would suggest to buy at first the uno or mega. It helps to develop step by step.

Oh as you wish I can show you a video in the next day of my led boards.

Best whises from Germany

André
 

nick daring

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Excited to see what you come up with!

A proximity sensor might be nice too. The closer you get an object in front of you the faster a sound beeps perhaps.
 

EchoOne

New Member
Long time left :)

Now I have a video :)
Without sensors at the moment and only as a small test project. It was important to see if this possible.
And two red less are missing. I have to wait for an 16 output chip :)
[video]https://youtu.be/AachmCMLEOA[/video]
 

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gmprops

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Long time left :)

Now I have a video :)
Without sensors at the moment and only as a small test project. It was important to see if this possible.
And two red less are missing. I have to wait for an 16 output chip :)
https://youtu.be/AachmCMLEOA


That looks great! You are making progress.

I am still waiting for my Arduino Uno Development board to arrive. Then I can offer my help to you.
 

EchoOne

New Member
Hi Gerry :)
the source code is for a normal tricorder is finish :)
The problem is, that the normal arduino does not has no more core CPU. So there is no parallel threads. :(
I used a thread library to set up the three led circles autonom.

Thats work fine. I will add in future function for speed up the lights with a button, start and end sound and make beeps :)

At this moment I have only one big problem :) I don't understand shift registers. Yes I am computer scientist, but but for applied computer science :) That means I can build a complete architecture of a computer system. I speak a few computer languages. But I am not familiar with hardware components. So I am looking for a good explanation for making two 8 bit registers to a 16 register :)
Using the arduino :)

If I am finish with that, I can post the source code here for every one to use. And also the plan to make a board. What do you think?

André
 

asalaw

Sr Member
I'd love it! I've dabbled in Arduino programming, and soldering components is something I find very relaxing. :)
 

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