May 28, 2013

Typing by only breathing with an Arduino

 As part of his electronics class, "Bored Michael" was handed an electronic pressure sensor and given the challenge of creating a device that could emulate typing by only breathing. After much experimentation and lack of success he turned to an Arduino and solved the problem quite neatly. The sensor has two inputs so Michael created his own binary-like code for breaths, which results in 32 possible key presses.

With some refinement this could be a useful system for the differently-abled to control a computer or other devices, and enter text. For more information, check out the project blog. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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