Pretty much everyone that knows me knows that I am huge into the Internet of Things (IoT). Everyday I build something new / different for IoT and my home automation system. Recently I have been getting more and more requests from people asking to see some of the sensors and other devices I use in my IoT projects. So, today I decided to take some pictures of many of the sensors in my collection (in their raw form). I finally got tired of sorting sensors and taking pictures. So, this list isn’t even close to the complete size of my collection. It is just a taste of some of the things I have.
I’m not going to give details here about what everything is. But, if you’re interested to know more about anything, feel free to ask in the comments below. Also, you can click on any picture to enlarge it.
1. Misc. sensors.
2. Raspberry Pi’s (the brain of my home automation system).
3. Temperature & humidity.
4. Raspberry Pi with touchscreens. Raspberry Pi with prototyping board and 6 channel relay. pcDuino 2.
5. Electrode-pads for muscles, heart rate, etc…
6. Electronic valves & solenoids for monitoring & controlling water flow. I use these for monitoring the water flowing throughout my house and even the faucets on the outside of my house. Water pump (bottom-left).
7. LIDAR for monitoring environments.
8. XBee radios for wireless communication. Texas Instruments Sensor Tag (red) and accompanying USB programmer stick.
9. Altimeter and compass.
10. Trinket microcontrollers. Electric current sensor (I use these for monitoring electricity flow thru the wires within the walls of my house and the outlets on the exterior of my house).
11. Basic Stamp II homework board. 4-channel relay. CC Debugger for Atmel microprocessors.
12. Another BS2 homework board & education board. Proto board for Atmel microprocessors.
13. Microphones. Ultra sonic range finders. Raspberry Pi motor controller. Battery display.
14. Rain detection sensor. Soil moisture sensors.
15. Text-to-speech. Liquid levels. Weight sensor. Laser & accompanying detector. Wireless transmitters and receiver. Wireless transceiver pair.
16. More wireless radios.
17. Accelerometers. Infrared ranger. Ultrasonic sensor. Pressure pads. Flex sensors. Tilt / motion sensors.
18. CMOS camera. Touchscreen display. Accelerometer. FTDI serial-to-USB adapters. Thermistors. Sensing fabric.
19. Mifare RFID tags, stickers, and pellets.
22. 2, 4, 8, and 16 channel relays. I use the 16 channel relay for controlling my irrigation system.
23. ATiny17 microprocessors.
24. EL strips.
25. Li-on batteries. (Because the Internet of Things can’t power itself …. yet!).
26. More wireless XBee radios.
28. Arduino UNO and Arduino Micro.
29. WRL-12030 wireless modules on breakout boards.
30. WRL-12030 wireless modules.
31. More Trinket microcontrollers.
32. CC3000 wireless module from Texas Instruments on breakout boards.
33. ESP8266 wireless modules.
34. Spark Core microcontrollers with built-in WiFi.
PayPal will open in a new tab.