Project 5: Telematic Breath

In our fifth project, we will sense and re-create or “broadcast” a breath or gentle breeze from one location to another using a simple wind sensor and a small fan. Breathe on the sensor and the fan will spin at a speed that correlates to the force of your breath. In this way, applying the data from an analog sensor to the speed of a fan will provide a very tangible experience of transmitting data from one source to another.

Hooking It Up

While the hardware is a little more complex than previous projects, it's not really all that bad, with a total of four components. We have specified a very particular sensor and fan at the beginning of this chapter to complete this project, although just about any analog sensor could ...

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