Pcomp final – Visualizing Pulse

For my final using the pulse sensor I ended up very far from my initial idea, I spend a lot of time making the pulse sensor send variables wireless, and made it work. Then I discovered Iron filings, and decided to go for that, I’m not going to post the code that I used for that since it’s not different from the code that came with the pulse sensor only tweaked a bit.

This project aimed to visualize the pulse using magnets, iron filings and a servo motor.
I was inspired by the fragil iron filings being moved by a magnet. This was a way for me to work with the information from the pulse sensor, and fascination of working with iron filings.

Please take a look at the video here:


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You can find a link to my code for transmitter reciever here, since it worked fine, and that was the hardest part of the project, even though I didn’t use it.

git for RX

git for TX