Monday, November 30, 2015

Alternative to Skycraft Scavenger Hunt

Alternative to Skycraft Scavenger Hunt                    20 points
Please go on the internet and find the following products. Please provide me with a URL Have fun shopping!

1. Please locate 4 different kinds of LEDs. Look up the voltage and amp specs for each. 2 points
--LED - Basic Red 5mm
1.8-2.2VDC forward drop
Max current: 20mA
Suggested using current: 16-18mA
Luminous Intensity: 150-200mcd
--LED – Ultraviolet
T1 ¾ 5mm clear lens
3-3.6V forward drop
--Circular LED Bargraphs - Red
16 Red LEDs
Max Forward Voltage: 2.4V
Dominant Wavelength: 624nm
Continuous Forward Current: 25mA
--LED - Basic Yellow 3mm
2.0-2.4VDC forward drop
Max current: 20mA
Suggested using current: 16-18mA
Luminous Intensity: 40-100mcd
--Diffused LED - Green 10mm
520-525nm Green
3.0-3.4VDC Forward Voltage
20mA Forward Current
40 degree viewing angle
150-180 MCD output

2. Find two devices that contain solar panels and tell me what they are. 1 point
--Solar Cell Huge - 5.2W
High quality, high output, full enclosed solar cell with barrel plug termination. This is a custom cell produced for SparkFun - not a small toy surplus item! This unit is rated for 8V open voltage and 650mA short circuit. The link other link shows how this Solar Cell was used to create an iPhone charger.
--Miniature Solar Cell - BPW34
The BPW34 is a tiny, general purpose PiN photodiode. This photodiode has a ton of uses, one of which is to use it is a mini solar cell to power your project. It’s powerful and cute!

3. Find a breadboard. .5 point

4. Go to Makers Shed or American Scientific and find 5 devices that contain sensors and tell me what they do. 2.5 for devices and .5 what they do 3 for total of 3 points
--Bare Conductive Touch Board
The Touch Board by Bare Conductive gives you the power to interact with the world around you by turning almost any conductive material or surface into a sensor. Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun. It’s designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects. Touch and it will play sound!
--Round Force Sensing Resistor (2 Pack)
Force Sensing Resistors, or FSRs, are robust polymer thick film (PTF) devices that exhibit a decrease in resistance with increase in force applied to the surface of the sensor. This force sensitivity is optimized for use in human touch control of electronic devices such as automotive electronics, medical systems, and in industrial and robotics applications.
--Pulse Sensor AMPED for Arduino
Pulse Sensor AMPED for Arduino makes pulse measurement very simple. Pulse measurement can be a very useful thing. Doctors have employed the use of pulse measurement for hundreds of years to determine stress, relaxation, physical fitness levels, medical conditions, and more. This information is easy to gather using tactile measurement; you can determine your pulse rate by touching your arteries in your wrist or neck.
--PIR Sensor
The PIR Sensor detects motion up to 20 feet away by using a Fresnel lens and infrared-sensitive element to detect changing patterns of passive infrared emitted by objects in its vicinity. Inexpensive and easy to use, it's ideal for alarm systems, motion-activated lighting, holiday props, and robotics applications.
--Grove - Moisture Sensor for Plants
The Grove - Moisture Sensor can be used to detect the moisture of soil or judge if there is water around the sensor. Let your plants reach out for human help! Just insert into the soil and see if your plant needs water. I think Ivette needs this.

5. Find 6 different kinds of cables and give me specs of each size in gauge. Also look up what each kind. 3 point total
--JL Audio XD-RPW2-50 2 AWG 50 ft (15.2 m) Spool of Translucent Red Power Wire
--NVX XW4BL5 5 ft. of Metallic Powder Blue EnvyFlex True Spec 4-Gauge Power/Ground Wire Cable
--NVX XW8GR5 5 ft. of Metallic Gray True Spec 8-Gauge EnvyFlex Power/Ground Wire Cable
-- Xscorpion FS10.100PB 100 Ft of 10 Gauge Expert Link Ultra Flat Speaker Cable
-- Kicker QW12150-1 1 ft. of OFC 12 Gauge Q-Series Speaker Wire (Sold by the Foot)
-- NVX XWS1625 25 ft. of True Spec 16 Gauge EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire (100% Oxygen-Free Copper)

6. Locate a really cool electronics kit that measures something. What does it do?  .5 points
--SparkFun Car Diagnostics Kit Retail:
This board allows you to interface with your car’s OBD-II bus. A wealth of information can be obtained by tapping into the OBD bus, including the status of the malfunction indicator light (MIL), diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), inspection and maintenance (I/M) information, freeze frames, VIN, hundreds of real-time parameters, and more.

7. Find 5 different motors and describe each look up what they might be used for. Please tell me if they are DC motors, servo motors, AC/DC motors or stepper motors. 3 including descriptions
--Small Stepper Motor
These small steppers are a great way to get things moving, especially when positioning and repeatability is a concer
--Stepper Motor - 29 (200 steps/rev, Threaded Shaft)
These steppers have a threaded shaft, which allows them to be used as a linear actuator. As the motor runs, it moves along the shaft at a specific rate of 1cm per 5 full rotations. These are a good choice for linear motion where precision and repeatability are important.
--Servo - Generic (Sub-Micro Size)
Here is a simple, low-cost, high quality servo for all your mechatronic needs. This servo is very similar in size and specifications to the Hitec HS-55. This little guy is able to take in 6 volts and deliver 20.8 oz-in. of maximum torque at 0.10 sec/60°
--Servo - Generic High Torque Full Rotation (Standard Size)
A simple, high quality continuous full-rotation servo motor. This servo is able to take in 6 volts and deliver 66.7 oz-in. of maximum torque at 70 r/min.
-- Hobby Motor - Gear
The motor has a normal operating voltage range of 1.0 to 3.0VDC but can handle a max load of up to 12VDC and a no load speed of 6600±10% RPM (@1.0V DC, 110mA).

8. Find 3 types of camera or optical devices. 1.5 points

9. Find three devices that deliberately (sound production is part of their function) produce sound and tell me what they are. 1.5 points
--SparkFun SparkPunk Sound Kit
The SparkFun SparkPunk Kit is a sound generator made in the spirit of the Atari Punk Console. Rather than simply recreating the Atari Punk, the SparkPunk is a new design that springs from a similar foundation. It starts with a dual 555 timer IC, then adds a second tone source, sub-octaves and a bandpass filter. With all of the knobs and switches, a lot of tonal variations are possible. As a through-hole kit, the SparkPunk can also be easily extended and modified, expanding the palette of tones even further.
The WonderBeeps board is a really simple way of adding wireless capabilities to your next project. Simply connect a standard electret mic, supply 3-5VDC and play the Beeps! The Beeps are transmitted at around 8Khz so they can be heard but they can be embedded within other sounds to make them almost unnoticed. Each transmission only takes about half a second. You can download the Beeps as files or install the WonderBeeps iPhone App.
--Electret Microphone
Small electret microphone. Useful in acoustic and audio applications.
--Bare Conductive Touch Board
The Touch Board by Bare Conductive gives you the power to interact with the world around you by turning almost any conductive material or surface into a sensor. Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun. It’s designed as an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects. Touch and it will play sound!

10. Find five different kinds of potentiometers or variable resistors. What is their range of voltages? What are they used for? 3 points
--Trimpot 10K with Knob
Standard Resistance Range: 10Ω - 5MΩ
Perfect for your next LCD contrast adjuster, opamp setting, or volume level.
--Rotary Potentiometer - 10k Ohm, Linear
Total Resistance Range: B: 5KΩ ~ 1MΩ
An adjustable potentiometer can open up many interesting user interfaces. Turn the pot and the resistance changes. Hook the center pin to an ADC on a microcontroller and get a variable input from the user.
--SoftPot Membrane Potentiometer - 200mm
100Ω to 10,000Ω
Can be used as an accurate positional indicator for CNC head positioning, variable user input (volume level input for example), straight user input (multiple button areas translate to given resistance levels), and many other applications.
--SparkFun Touch Potentiometer
The variable resistor offers a completely programmable value of resistance, between the A terminal and the wiper or the B terminal and the wiper. The fixed A to B terminal resistance of 20 kW, 50 kW, or 200 kW has a nominal temperature coefficient of 35 ppm/∞C. Unlike the majority of the digital potentiometers in the market, these devices can operate up to 15 V or ±5 V provided proper supply voltages are furnished.
--Slide Pot - Motorized (10k Audio Taper)
Total resistance 10KΩ±20%
These motorized sliders are very cool. Each is essentially a standard slide pot which is belt-driven by a small motor. The slide contains two separate 10k audio taper potentiometers so that you can use one as servo-feedback in order to read the position of the slider and use the other to control whatever your target is. There is also a touch sense line which is electrically connected directly to the metal slider tab so that you can interface the slider with capacitive touch circuitry.

11. Find three different kinds of project boxes to house an electronics project. 1.5 points

12. Find an LCD panel. .5 points
--Display Module - 7" Touchscreen LCD

13. I want to build a special holiday hat that lights up when I tilt my head side, plays music when I tilt my head backwards and shoots off my head when I tilt my head forward. Please make a list of the supplies with URLS that I will need to build this hat. (3 points)
I used this to help guide me, try using a motor to get the motor to go off your head:
Das Blinken Top Hat

-- Stepper Motor - 68 (400 steps/rev)
--Holiday Hat
-- 12V Strip LEDs
--SD Memory Card
--Arduino UNO
-- SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout - ADXL335
***The real trick is doing the basic math to figure out how the top hat is moving. In general we take the three vectors (X, Y, and Z) and combine them into one vector.
-- Piezo Speaker - PC Mount 12mm 2.048kHz
-- Wire Wrap Wire - Blue (30 AWG)
-- SparkFun Tool Bag Kit
-- Soldering Iron - 30W (US, 110V)
-- Third Hand
--Holiday Music

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