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Check your heart rate with this Star Trek-inspired handheld monitor

Arduino TeamDecember 28th, 2018

A heart rate monitor can be an important tool for tracking fitness and exertion levels, but what if you want something a bit more interesting style-wise? For a novel idea, be sure to check out the project shown below from “Taste The Code.”

In it, he converted a handheld gyroscopic toy into something reminiscent of a tricorder phaser from Star Trek.

The build consists of an Arduino, a pulse sensor, and a tiny OLED display stuffed inside the handle, which conveniently already had accommodations for three AA batteries. This, along with the monitor’s I2C connection, meant that wiring everything up was quite simple. 

Want to make your own? Instructions are available here, while code can be found on GitHub.

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2 Responses to “Check your heart rate with this Star Trek-inspired handheld monitor”

  1. skywatch Says:

    “something reminiscent of a tricorder from Star Trek.”

    Really???? – I mean really?

    If you guys ever saw Star Trek (obviously not from that statement) – then don’t even bother.

    It looks a “little” like a Star Trek ‘Phaser’ – But nothing like a tricorder. I’ll let you go to Google and see for yourselves, then tell me what you think.

  2. sams4 Says:

    Thanks for great information!

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