×

SparkFun Electronics will be closed in observance of memorial day on Monday, May 29th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. Any orders placed after 2pm Mountain Time on Friday, May 26th will process and ship out on Tuesday, May 30th.

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve!

A cool project from "Popular Science" writer Dave Prochnow

Favorited Favorite 0

This is a pretty neat project that was bouncing around the SparkFun company email the other day. Dave Prochnow, who writes for “Popular Science,” did a cool short tutorial explaining how he used SparkFun’s Single Lead Heart Rate Monitor to create a LED interface that lights in tune with the wearer’s heartbeat.

alt text

Image courtesy of of Brian Klutch/PopSci.com

If you want to build your own, check out the tutorial here. We’ve also created a wishlist of the parts you would need (note: we subbed out the micro LilyPad LEDs for regular LilyPad LEDs - they will work the same, but are larger!):

Enjoy!


Comments 1 comment

  • Hey! I made one of these myself! Mine was a lot simpler, using the Jimmie P Rodgers Open Heart kit and the Sparkfun “Pulse Sensor” ( part SEN-11574). I hacked the code the Arduino runs together from the demo stuff that came with the two pieces of hardware. Works like a champ on a 9-V battery with a pouch my lovely wife sewed together to hold it. It might not be exactly as accurate, but you didn’t need to stick anything on your body.

Related Posts

Recent Posts

Tags


All Tags