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Experimenting with Vibration Sensors

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First of all lets start with some facts and what I am wanting to do.  We will discuss a few things and learn some more. But I guess I should talk about why I want to do this project in the first place besides the facts below.  Just over a year ago I decided to take a change in my work thinking its time to try something new.  So when the opportunity came up I decided to take the plunge.  Currently I am a service technician at a medical supply shop.  From sales to wheel ch ...
Experimenting with Vibration Sensors – Machinery Safety Blog #2   I received the kit yesterday and I have to say, I am impressed. The Kemet Vibration Sensor has a very long cord which will make it easier to set up the experiments. The sensor itself is tiny (as you can see in the photos below). It is amazing what can be put into such a tiny casing. I will most likely be using the Nucleo-144 development board with the sensor. I’m looking forward to starting the testing and seein ...
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Vibration Sensor Setup

Posted by ralphjy Top Member Nov 26, 2020
I received the vibration sensor and the MCU boards for the challenge and I am starting to evaluate an appropriate method of sensor attachment for my experiments.   The included instruction manual from Tokin has quite a bit more detail than the Kemet datasheet that is linked from Element14.   The sensor housing is quite small (8.4 x 11.4 x 2.9 mm).  It comes attached to a 3 m shielded cable that is about 2 mm in diameter and is terminated in a tiny SHR-03V-S-B female connecto ...
Introduction Sensor technologies of all descriptions have intrigued me throughout my career. I have blogged about approximately 36 different sensor types on element14, but I have never used an industrial vibration sensor. I am really looking forward to trying out this Kemet vibration sensor and seeing what it can do. To illustrate my interest in sensors, like vibration sensors, here is an example vibration sensing device I built for fun when I had a job working for a seismometer company. It lo ...
Introduction I'm a retired EE with 40+ years of experience primarily in semiconductor test equipment design both in hardware and software.  When I was a graduate student working at the University of Hawaii we used seismograph readings to alert us to earthquake activity to correlate to a tsunami early warning system that we were proposing.  So, I've been interested in vibration sensors for a while .   When I saw the Experimenting with Vibration Sensors Challenge it reminded me of ...
In my last blog post I have given a short insight in my worm farm and showed the idea I have using a vibration sensor, the Fast Furrier Transform (FFT) to detect leaks in the pipe system. Todays post is not about what I have planned. But see by yourself.   In this blog post: What happened Why another Nucleo Charge amplifier My own sensor   What happened Wow, what a week. I was eagerly waiting to know whether I would receive a vibration kit or not. While waiting ...
Introduction   Hello everyone, thank you to the organisers for giving me the opportunity for this experiment.   A short introduction of myself. I have finished a diploma in Electrical Engineering and I am waiting to further my studies in a university in a few months' time. I love to play with Electronics from a hobby level too.   Experiments Planned   I aim to break up my blog post into a few parts.   Firstly I will aim at a beginner's level because I feel there's not a ...
Experimenting with Vibration Sensors   Machinery Safety     About myself: I am a cabinetmaker for the past 33 years and my hobby is electronics. I have been in charge of machinery maintenance and first aid for many years. Dealing with the electronics and safety of the machines daily, trying to improve the safe operation whenever I can. Some of the injuries that happen can be avoided with warning sensors. Being in the trade for so many years I have seen the worst, experiencing i ...
a) WHO AM I As professional electrical engineer for 25 years and active element14 member, I have learnt a lot here and I am really willing to share with something different with other members. I am fascinated by deep learning since last year and posted blog on BeagleBone AI - Review . But deep learning is not omnipotent and can not solve everything. Sometimes the task is too tough to be completed, especially with limited computation resources within limited times. In other word, I may fail to co ...
Hi, my name is Guillermo, I'm an electronic engineer and writer of ebooks.  More details about my project, and the experiments that I plan to perform are shown below:   What problem I'm going to solve? There're some concerns that ground-borne perceptible vibrations and both ground-borne and airborne sound transmission from nearby rail and vehicle traffic could pose a potential risk to the well being of many different aquatic species to be housed in the aquaculture tanks; in particula ...
Introduction Goal of the Vibration Sensor project Milestones Anticipated problems About me   IntroductionFor the last five years I'm running a small worm farm. We are growing European Nightcrawlers for worm bait or indoor composting and to produce castings. These castings are a great soil amendement. Adding worm castings to the soil improves the microbiological life and the fungal diversity substantially. In the past years we had continously growing numbers in sales. Th ...