Sensordrone: Proximity Capacitance Sensor
What can the Proximity Capacitance Sensor do?
Sensor Platform & Bluetooth Interface to Android with Open Source Software
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About the video
In this video, the Sensordrone’s proximity capacitance sensor is used as a stud finder. First, a traditional stud finder is used on a simulated wall, then the Sensordrone is used. Instead of using the LEDs, the Sensordrone uses bluetooth to stream data to an Android phone. Raw data is graphed over time. A decrease in capacitance is observed while over a stud. After the simulated wall test, both the traditional stud finder and sensordrone are used on a real wall. Our android robots then offer some “insightful” commentary…
Most stud finders work by detecting a change in capacitance as you run it over a wall. Here, we used the same concept with the Sensordrone. The video shows the raw data (what you can expect to use) for making your own custom application. You can also use the capacitance sensor to detect changes in liquid level, intrusion detection, and others. The proximity capacitance sensor is suitable for any application you can dream up that will cause an interference in the electric field on the back side of the Sensordrone.
Proximity Capacitance Sensor
No eyes in the back of his head, but the Sensordrone still knows what’s going on!
Exactly where are all these sensors?!
The back of the Sensordrone senses tiny changes in capacitance
More info to come: