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EL Wire Heartbeat

EL Wire Heartbeat

Visualize your own heartbeat with blinking EL Wire!

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Components and supplies

A000066 iso both
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
×1
El Escudo Dos from Sparkfun
×1
Pulse Sensor
×1
EL Wire
×1
JST connectors
×1
An appropriate inverter
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About this project

This is an easy project for everyone! It requires (total cost = $50):

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A000066 iso both
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
El Escudo Dos from Sparkfun
Pulse Sensor
EL Wire
JST connectors
An appropriate inverter

The pulse sensor can take pulse from your earlobe or your finger. Creative ways to use this include sewing the el wire into your clothing, creating pulsing EL wire jewelry, or adding EL wire to your treadmill or excercise equipment to monitor your heartbeat.


Note that soldering EL wire can be difficult and requires a steady hand. I recommend reading this first: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-EL-Electroluminescent-Wire 

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