Wearable Technology Experiment

 

 
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Video demonstration of the working prototype

To push the theme of nostalgia even further, I took inspiration from a sound effect heard in Mario video games.  Heelys transform ordinary locomotion into something spectacular, and I wanted the music to capture that sense of awesomeness.

 This photo shows the Hall-Effect Sensor I used to detect the presence of a magnet attached to the wheel.  The code I wrote then calculates rotations per minute (RPM) and plays a tune when the RPM meets a specific speed.

This photo shows the Hall-Effect Sensor I used to detect the presence of a magnet attached to the wheel.  The code I wrote then calculates rotations per minute (RPM) and plays a tune when the RPM meets a specific speed.

 Finished Arduino module with mounted Piezo buzzer and ankle strap.

Finished Arduino module with mounted Piezo buzzer and ankle strap.

PROCESS

 I soldered all the wires to a PCB to do-away with the bulky breadboard I used for prototyping.  This PCB fit perfectly inside my 3D printed housing.

I soldered all the wires to a PCB to do-away with the bulky breadboard I used for prototyping.  This PCB fit perfectly inside my 3D printed housing.

 Open-source 3D printed case for Arduino Uno.  Created by ZygmuntW on Thingiverse.  I highly recommend it!

Open-source 3D printed case for Arduino Uno.  Created by ZygmuntW on Thingiverse.  I highly recommend it!

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 First test, I later attached an ankle strap.

First test, I later attached an ankle strap.

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