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update: just uploaded the .stl - wooohh cool feature hackster.io: the STL viewer - like it!
I designed the most likely smallest Arduino(TM) compatible sewable pico-Platinchen which comes with an ATmega328P and in addition a co-motion sensor Bosch Sensortec BNO055 to crunch the maths for 3D orientation based on the Atmel SAM D21 ... having all this tiny (20mm diameter) THING in my hands I thought a ring could be a good use case for demonstrating the 3D sensor ... 45 min later the ring model was on the 3D print! #makerweekend started ... building a SENSable Thing!
But most important what can I do with it?
- processes 9DOF absolute orientation (gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer)
- can display motion and other events using Neopixels (one center, 12 in circle)
- up to your imagination ... it is SENSable THING and 100% Arduino(TM) IDE ready
Remark: all components slide/clip in seamlessly, the battery holder, the Neopixel ring as well the pico-Platinchen, breakouts for wires included. No screws needed at all. A soft surface modeling for a good wearing experience.
Download: Autodesk Fusion 360 model
Next we do need some parts to get the SENSable THING doing something, I picked the Arduino Neopixel ring with 12 Neopixel RGB Led. Hack: I run them with 3V low under the specs - but it works ;-)
Now we just need to assemble the SENSable THING:
Next step is download sample code and do first testing, powered by a single CR2032 coin cell:
Done! The SENSable THING was born. Have fun rebuilding or coming up with new ideas ...
Some tricks for assembly!