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Gadgeteer Diaper Sensor


#1

Yes, our friend Pete went there…

http://10rem.net/blog/2012/01/30/the-net-gadgeteer-diaper-alarm-part-1-moisture-sensor

:slight_smile:


#2

That is some project! Any beta testers? ;D


#3

Awesome!


#4

You guys are crazy :o ::slight_smile:


#5

FWIW, I did suggest that Pete add a “don’t try this at home” disclaimer. Pretty sure that babies and voltage don’t mix. :slight_smile:


#6

You MS guys get paid to do this kind of blogging? Awesome!


#7

Hey, I would like to point out here that I have never blogged about babies’ bodily functions. So let’s not go all “you MS guys” on this one, OK. :wink:

Although I do admit that the idea came out of our joint presentation at CMAP Code Camp, so I suppose I bear at least some small responsibility for the result…


#8

I’m just disappointed these ideas are all cropping up after my kids are potty trained. I’m tempted to put my 6yo and 3yo in diapers again just for the projects :wink:

And I didn’t go all the way there. For the parents in the group, pee isn’t even remotely a concern. I’ll stay away from the other types of sensing though, especially those that would do better with a seismic activity detector…

… although, I bet I could do something interesting with a piezo there… hmm.

As for getting paid to do stuff like this, sort-of. There will be fewer diaper sensor posts once we’re allowed to talk about Win8 in detail, but you can bet I’ll find ways to put these into a type of mash-up* :slight_smile:

Pete

  • oh yes I did :wink:

#9

Nuts…

This is actually very good timing. Me & my wife were just talking about making such a device the other day. My toddlers are going through a stage of regression in that department… They’re old enough that I think something cruel is perhaps in order. :smiley: I hadn’t even thought about the moisture sensor module :slight_smile: Now if Gus will just release a mainboard that’s in the near disposable price range…

Oooh! I smell a Win8 tile dedicated to wet sheets…

Nice job!


#10

@ Ian

You don’t need a disposable mainboard…just a longer cable.

We really ARE a bunch of mad scientists, aren’t we? :wink:


#11

Please do not forget that this technology is also applicable to some of the older member of this community. :-[


#12

Yea. But, I need disposable rates so that I can afford to put one in every room :wink:

Actually, now that I think about it… That sensor could probably be connected directly to an XBee and have a central MCU/PC monitor the output wirelessly.


#13

Another approach would be to use an air quality sensor. :o


#14

With my son, that sort of sensor would never stop going off… :wink:


#15

lol

I considered using a gas sensor or air quality sensor like the ones at Seeed http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/sensors-gas-and-liquid-c-144_151.html

I do recall that my son would have set one of those off on a pretty regular basis, though :slight_smile:

A sound sensor would have similar properties.

The name of this sensor seems appropriate

Pete


#16

@ Pete
I see they also have alcohol sensors, might come in handy when they get a bit older :wink:


#17

ROFL!!!