Investigating Heartbeat Sensor with the MOD Device
Since the MOD is a dildo platform, you can hook up any kind of sensor you wish that would normally work with an Arduino.
We have devised a way to use heartbeat sensing with the MOD device! Sounds exciting right? Well, it absolutely is and Comingle wants to share this information with you! Below you will find our step-by-step tutorial on how you can experience this phenomenon for yourself… or even share the experience with a partner!
Using Heartbeat Sensor With the MOD!
How Does it Work?
Before we get started on explaining the set up for heartbeat sensing with your MOD, it may be useful to know a bit more on how this anomaly works. Essentially, an individual will strap on the heartbeat sensor to their chest, which will allow for the sensor to send a signal to the breadboard (which we will also learn to fabricate in this tutorial). The breadboard works specifically in partnership with the heartbeat sensor, allowing for the heartbeat to be detected and transmitted through the USB's breakout board, which will then send the heartbeat's pulse to the MOD device. This process is the technical essence of which the MOD operates in conjunction with heartbeat sensing.
What Are The Possibilities?
With three motors on the interior of the MOD, there are several variations in which we may activate them. We allow for the heartbeat to take on the role of signaling those variations by utilizing the Polar T34 heartbeat sensor. The variation is simply dependent on the way you have coded your MOD's reaction in relation to the heartbeat's signal. In this tutorial, we have provided the code that is required to detect your heartbeat. However, the code may be adjusted to create variation in the sequence of which the motors operate.
Tools & Materials
- Polar T34 Heart Sensor, Receiver, and USB (Red Cord)
- LilyPad Arduino USB (Black Cord)
- USB Type A Breakout Board
- Two-legged Blue LED Pin
- 3 Different Colored Small Wires
USB Ports, Plug In, Breadboard, Breakout boardMounting T34 Polar Receiver
To begin, you will take your Polar T34 receiver (green chip) and mount it to your breadboard (red rectangle) as shown below. Make sure that you have made a connection before proceeding.
Mounting Breakout Board
Next, you will then take your breakout board (connected to red USB)
and mount it to the breadboard as shown below. Make sure that the Polar
receiver GRD is directly across from your breakout board's GRD.
Connecting Wires Horizontally
After mounting your Polar receiver and your breakout board, you will use your three wires to make connections horizontally.
Take first wire and connect breakout board GRD to Polar receiver GRD.
Take second wire and connect D+ of breakout board to the unit opposite the GRD end on the Polar receiver side of breadboard.
Take last wire and connect the VCC of breakout board to the middle unit on Polar receiver.
Take LED pin and place the longer side (neg) on GRD unit on breakout board side.
Take short side (pos) of LED and add to D+ unit on breakout board side.
Make sure to double check that you have followed the steps above
correctly and all connections have been made before proceeding to the
Connecting Breakout Board USB
After setting up your breadboard, you will then need to connect your
breakout board's USB. Take the USB connected to the breakout board and
connect the opposite end of the cord into the top port of the MOD. Make
sure you have securely connected your USB. After making this connection,
you will then be ready to program heartbeat detection to your MOD!
In order for your MOD device to detect heartbeat, you will need to
program it with the sketch titled, "Heartbeat" (shown below). The black
micro USB cord allows for you to program dildo.
Power on your MOD, with its micro USB connected to your computer. A
red light at the bottom of the dildo will turn on, signaling that it is
charging and connected.
In the Heartbeat below, click on...