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Measure your Pulse with Arduino

22 May 2012 Tinkering
A 'simple' pulse sensing setup

For a recent project I was asked if I can build a device to measure the pulse rate of a person. Sure. There is this great Pulse Sensor Project which already developed a pulse sensor for Arduino. Hooking this up to Arduino and you are done. Wrong!

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Filtering Sensor Data with a Kalman Filter

18 December 2009 Tinkering
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Some days ago I wrote about noise with a LIS302DL accelerometer. There is obviously something wrong with my hardware. But before I get a new version out I need to implement some software filtering. After some unsuccessful results with low pass filters I choose the Kalman Filter. The Kalman Filter involves an awful lot of [...]

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Decoupling LIS302DL – There I fixed it!

15 December 2009 Tinkering
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As you probably know, I really like I2C sensors and especially the LIS302DL. But adding this accelerometer to your circuit is not as straight forward as I thought. But in the end I got it quite right. It all started out with a 0.1µF ceramic capacitor. For good measure I put a ferrite bead in [...]

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