Physical effects and sensors / actors

List of Sensors and actors, no matter if connectable to the Arduino Board or not - categorized by physical effects. Feel free to add ideas or comments to each section or create a new section.

Moisture

actors:
add moisture: pump
remove moisture: heat, pump, hair dryer

sensor:
resistance of base material (paper + salt), moisture sensors, resistance of water, capacitive measurement


Vibration

Sensor: piezo Actor: vibration motor, all kinds of motors, speakers, many mechanical actors

Temperature

Resistive Sensor, All kinds of electric heating like Toaster,

Sound

Audible Toys, Keyboards, Audio players, Generated Audio on Arduino

microphone: dynamic, piezo, capacitive (electrete capsule) actor: speakers, motors,

(Air) pressure

sensor: microphone, bend sensors on flexible surface, vacuum cleaner, fans, balloon pumps, hair drier


Air movement

air speed measurement fan, hair drier,

Light

LEDLight-emitting diode, computer screens, bulbs, photo flashes,

Graphical output / Displays

LEDLight-emitting diode 7 segment display, LCD, TFT, hacked video signal, data projector, overhead projector with changing image, slide projector

Rotation

Motors, Fans, Servo, Stepper Motor, DC / Brushless Motors, Hard drive Sensors: light barrier, frequency measurement: magnet (reed-contact) rotary encoder, video analysis,

Linear movement - push - pull

Solenoids, Linear motor, Motor with belt or bolt + nut, CD1. [[Bauhaus-Universität Corporate Design|Corporate Design]] 2. Compact Disc-Rom, toy cars, toy railway, Printers, Scanners

distance sensors: optical, pedometer, acoustic (ultrasonic / audible), hacked optical ps/2 mouse

Position (2D)

radio controlled Toys, displays, object moved by air movement, ...

Radio

AM or FM transmitter AM or FM receiver


In the Lab:

  • Bunch of Fans (approx. 20 pieces, all similar: 12V, 60x60mm)
  • different Small speakers and ear plugs
  • 10 W audio Amplifier
  • Stepper motors, unipolar and bipolar
  • 1 Solenoid 12V
  • Small lamps
  • 1 TV-Receiver
  • IR Light with Brightness sensor
  • many small DC-Motors (5 or 12V)
  • different cheap cell phones
  • Vacuum cleaner

I can bring

Please add your name and stuff you can bring. (choose a nick name if you don't want to have your real name here):

Martin Schied

  • Different Toy-Keyboards
  • 2 Water pumps (DC, 12V)
  • 2 Motors from vacuum cleaner (including fan), 230V DC, but runs pretty fast on 24V
  • old CDROM drive

Sebastian

  • servo motors (~15)
  • DC motors (~15)
  • stepper motors without driver (~5)
  • super-tiny solar cars (5)
  • Körperschallerzeuger (2) (*)

Wishlist:

old Scanner old Printer RC-Car or other RC toys