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