[Lab] Looking for ideas
bentfork at gmail.com
bentfork at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 20:15:27 EST 2012
There are things called 'bed shakers' that you can buy for the hearing impaired.
They work like the old pager vibrators. A simple motor with a offset
weight attached to it.
Here is a commercial version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGabXx6Hctg#t=16s
On 17 November 2012 22:48, Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at tricolour.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 06:42:26PM -0500, Bruce Harding wrote:
>> I've re-thought that, and I think something that would fit on her side of the
>> bed near her head or under pillow would be better for me. :-) I was thinking
>> of using an old electric toothbrush motor similar in a way to the suggestion
>> from other person that replied.
> So just hook the alarm clock output to the toothbrush motor. No need for an
> Arduino. Ok, maybe it needs a transistor, but not a whole Arduino.
>> Bruce Harding
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>> On November 17, 2012 06:09:18 PM you wrote:
>> > You could drive a motor controller to a high speed motor and off set weight
>> > attached to the bed to shake the bedframe
>> > -- Sent from my HP TouchPad
>> > On 17 Nov 2012 5:51 PM, Bruce Harding <bruce.harding at faintfuzzies.ca> wrote:
>> > My wife is losing her hearing and I'd like to build her a few things with
>> > Arduino's that could help her out.
>> > Her hearing is like this 1/4 in one ear and 1/2 in the other. This week the
>> > alarm went off for 8 minutes before I got tired of listening to it and came
>> > up stairs to wake her up. The problem is she was sleeping on her good ear.
>> > So I was thinking what about a Arduino that recognizes her alarm and a.)
>> > vibrates the bed or b.) vibrates something under her pillow or c.) a string
>> > of flashing bright LED's or d.) open the blinds or e.) all of the above?
>> > So if you seen a similar project or have ideas on how I can proceed let me
>> > know.
>> > I've also got to apply this at some point to our door bell as well.
>> > --
>> > Bruce Harding
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