[Lab] Looking for ideas
andrew at plumb.org
Tue Nov 20 20:49:00 EST 2012
For something with a bit more "directed oomph", SparkFun carries some solenoids that might do the trick: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10391
On 2012-11-20, at 8:15 PM, bentfork at gmail.com wrote:
> 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
>>>> I've also got to apply this at some point to our door bell as well.
>>>> Bruce Harding
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