Today’s PoD is from Super Awesome Sylvia at Make!
Check out her latest video, for a step-by-step tutorial that will teach you how to a build an Arduino-powered Pulse Sensor pendant necklace!
How does it work? A pulse sensor attaches to your ear and connects to a pendant around your neck. The LEDs on the pendant blink in pace with your heart.
Bonus footage: A short lesson in cardiology 101.
To get your blinky pulse on, you’ll need:
- An Arduino
- A ProtoSnap Lilypad development board
- A Pulse Sensor kit
- Small gauge wire
- Soldering iron/solder
- Glue gun
- An old silver chain or necklace
- Several small LEDs
- An old pendant
- Easy Pulse Sensor is now available for purchase from Elecrow (electronics-lab.com)
- PC-based heart rate monitor using Arduino and Easy Pulse sensor (electronics-lab.com)
- In the Maker Shed: The Pulse Sensor (makezine.com)
- The Wii Vitality Sensor is no more 😦 (nutwiisystem.com)