Sensor Family

Force Sensor

Force Sensor

The force sensor is very useful for detecting when something pushes against a surface. Use it to detect when someone pushes, sits, smashes, or steps on your sensor. It is durable and flat, so it can be placed almost anywhere.

 

Touch Sensor

Touch Sensor

This sensor detects when an electrical connection has been made between the two silver contacts. Use alligator clips (provided) to connect these contacts to anything mildly conductive to turn it into a touch sensor. Make a touch sensor out of things like bananas, oranges, play-dough, pencil drawings, and even other humans.

 

Button Sensor

Pushbutton Sensor

This sensor allows you to control your computer app with a simple and attractive button. Universally recognized, the lowly button is needed in every project.

 

Light Sensor

Light Sensor

This sensor detects the amount of light around it. Use it to detect hand movements (the closer your hand is to the sensor the less light the sensor detects), or to automatically detect when a light switch is turned on, or it gets light or dark outside. Put it in a book and you have an ‘open the book’ detector.

 

Turn Sensor

Turn Sensor

This is a rotary sensor (AKA potentiometer) that detects how much the knob has been turned. Use this to detect precise movement for things like turning a dial, volume control, turning left and right in a video game. This is a great sensor for making your own game controller.

 

Motion Sensor

Motion Sensor

This sensor (AKA accelerometer) detects acceleration, which means it can detect shaking, vibrations, impulse, and gravity. Useful for detecting motion, such as jumping, jogging or swinging and instrument. When using it as a gravity sensor it can be used to detect tilt.

 

Magnetic Sensor

Magnetic Sensor

This sensor detects the magnetic field of a magnet (provided). It is move commonly used as a proximity sensor. The closer the magnet gets, the stronger the signal. Use it to detect your elbow joint angle or when a door is opened, or when an object approaches. Use all these things to play your favorite game!

 

Sound Sensor

Sound Sensor

This sensor detects loudness of environmental sound. The louder something is the higher the voltage. Use it to actuate things by yelling or clapping. Or use it to detect if your band is playing a bit too loud.

 

Temp Sensor

Temperature Sensor

This sensor detects the temperature from a range of 0-100ºC. Record temperature variations over the day, use it as a breath sensor, or measure your next door neighbor’s armpit temperature.

 

Create Sensor

Create Sensor

The Create sensor is meant for people who already have some background in electronics and want and easy way to connect their sensors to the VERVE2. The Create sensor contains 0.1” spacing GND, signal, and 3.3V pins. It also has on-board pull-up and pull-down breakout pins that accept through-hole resistors.