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Interactive modern version of a Gizmo - Spengler G-Meter

Posted: September 24th, 2021, 12:23 am
by BruceWright
Hi friends,

Been coming up with a way to create an updated, modern look at a belt Gizmo. I’ve been tinkering around with Arduino and I must say, for $27.50 worth of electronics, can’t really beat this little number!

It’s an arduino uno with an LCD shield plugged into it. Then I just used Sugru to stick it to a blank piece of circuit board that I trimmed to exactly fit in my slightly customized tape-measure belt holder.

The whole thing is powered by a 9-volt battery. The 5 buttons plus the reset put it into different modes, system checks of the proton pack, PKE meter readings, anomaly detectors… all fictional of course. Just pre-scripted sequences. Numbers animate up and down. It’s made to look like it’s always either reading out live data or sweeping the area for phenomenon.
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Re: Interactive modern version of a Gizmo - Spengler G-Meter

Posted: September 24th, 2021, 12:30 am
by BruceWright
Used in this build:

Arduino Microcontoller https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EWOE0UU/re ... UTF8&psc=1

DFROBOT Gravity: 1602 LCD Keypad Shield For Arduino https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006D903KE/re ... UTF8&psc=1

Tape Measure holder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006GPZ7Q/re ... ZSEGAT7RG8

Re: Interactive modern version of a Gizmo - Spengler G-Meter

Posted: September 24th, 2021, 12:31 am
by BruceWright
I’ll post the code here tomorrow if anyone wants to make their own. I’ll make the code available and then you can customize it and put your own messages on it.

Re: Interactive modern version of a Gizmo - Spengler G-Meter

Posted: September 24th, 2021, 2:28 am
by Nighty80
Looks great Bruce!

Re: Interactive modern version of a Gizmo - Spengler G-Meter

Posted: September 24th, 2021, 12:40 pm
by BruceWright
Okay the code for this project has now been posted here:

https://forum.arduino.cc/t/weable-ghost ... zmo/908797

Re: Interactive modern version of a Gizmo - Spengler G-Meter

Posted: October 5th, 2021, 8:56 pm
by ArtsNFartsNCrafts
love it