• Using inductive proximity sensors to measure displacement.



    I just bought these, later did I found out that inductive proximity sensors can detect metal in close proximity rather than the distance. I wanted to know if it's possible…

  • liquid sensor

    hi all,

    I recently came across this bottle vertical sensor.I couldnt get any information about its working.If anybody know about this sensor's working  please help me out.

  • Body Weight Measurement

    I am trying to make an insole (shoe sole) system to measure body weight. Unable to find a suitable sensor for that. Please suggest a suitable sensor that can monitor body weight and which work better than force sensitive resistors in accuracy and lesser…

  • Researchers identify one of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials

    Give this article in Energy Harvesting Journal a look.  Very interesting!  What are the potential implications, in your opinion?


    Researchers identify one of world's thinnest piezoelectric materials - Energy Harvesting Journal

  • Digitally Addressable Sensors?

    I need to come up with a way to daisy chain a number of sensors together and uniquely read the high/low pin from them individually. Think Digital RGB LED http://www.adafruit.com/products/306 or I2C. I like how when you power the LED strip up, it assigns…

  • Range detecting sensors

    I'm doing a project on college bus management. Whenever the bus is at a minimum distance of 5 km(say) away from the student whom the bus has to pickup, it should send him an alert message that the bus will reach his stop with in few minutes so that the…

  • Sensor to detect foot steps on floor



    I am thinking of trying person identification through their foot step sound / vibration. This is should be entirely possible because humans can do it and some research papers exist on this topic. But here comes the question:


    Which (low cost) sensor…

  • Using MEMS Sensors evaluation board  on Rasberry B+

    Hi all,

    Has anybody suceeded in using a MEMS Sensor Evaluation Board on a Raspberry B+?

    I'm unable to get the OS to boot with the provided image file with the board connected.It works if disconnected.

    I'm able to boot with an installation of Raspian…

  • All results of the inductive sensing challenge

    Hello All,

    I'm looking for all the content that was produced for this roadtest: http://www.element14.com/community/roadTests/1273 ( The Inductive Sensing Design Challenge) . The RoadTest page says the results should be posted in this group, but I've…

  • Anyone know a good sensor manufacturer?



    I'm looking for a custom sensor manufacturer. I want something made that looks and acts similar to a pressure sheet but i want it to respond when a secondary object comes within a certain distance. Thank you new friends!

  • Looking for some help for a VR project :)

    Hey guys, my names Elvin, and I've been working on a VR project for the last 3/4 years.

    I really need some help though, with hardware and software......

    In exchange, I will offer you a place in my company in the future; a guaranteed spot.

    Theres some…

  • Sensor to detect direction over a longer range

    I want to create a camera that can follow a person around ( a football player on a pitch). Both Ultrasonic and IR-sensors would be way to short range since the maximum distance could be as much as 100 meters. Do you have any ideas on what to use for this…

  • Sensors & Transducer Education

    I'd like to get some feedback from fellow engineers: what kind of informational, entertaining, or educational content (blog posts, white papers, downloads, videos) would you like to find on the internet surrounding the subject of sensors and transducers…

  • Freescale MEMS senses tilt for smart meter tamper prevention

    Extracted from the publication of R. Colin Johnson on EETime website 8 November 2012



    Sensing "tilt" in old style pinball machines used a mechanical ball-in-tube sensor, but the micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) version should harness a tri-axis accelerometer…

  • Chrysler trying a simpler touch

    Extracted from the publication of Craig Trudell, Bloomberg News on The Windsor Star website 27 November 2012


    Chrysler Group LLC is emerging a leader in touch screens by letting Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. jump ahead and stumble.


    Blunders with…

  • A day without MEMS

    Extracted from the publication of Karen Lightman on EETimes website 27 November 2012


    MEMS devices are everywhere. They have permeated almost every aspect of our lives, forever altering our interaction with our digital environment. Unknowingly, we take…

  • What are some new applications for MEMs sensors you're using/testing out now?

    For any of you out there working with MEMs technology - what new applications are you looking at using or have you seen being used? 

  • TI Sensors & Field Transmitter block diagrams and solution guides.

    End-Equipment Solutions from TI... www.ti.com/sensors


    Easily view full block diagrams, application notes, tools and software and other related information on the following sensor end-equipments.


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    However, we welcome you to Post Your Question about Sensors in the element14 Community Sensors group. You'll find many fellow members and experts who have just the answer you're looking to find! 



  • Types of sensors to detect human emotions?



    This might sound a little bit weird, but I'm a Masters Architecture student who is currently designing a populist city in which monuments would have some sort of sensors that would read human emotions around them, to find out whether people approved…

  • Questions about Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared MEMS Sensor WEBINAR Thu 12/3/15??



    Experts will be available to answer your questions on the new Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor and Evaluation Kit tomorrow.


    It can detect multiple people or objects moving in different directions; up, down, left, right and diagonally, including…