[Health] Pulse Sensor: an Open Source Heart-rate Sensor that Rocks by Yury Gitman ? Kickstarter

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Jul 19 23:25:31 EDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 08:07:40PM -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1342192419/pulse-sensor-an-open-source-heart-rate-sensor-that
> Minus the Arduino, can this plug into the audio/mic port?

That would be a question for the designers.  I could not figure it out
from the context.

I can tell you, based on the Arduino board that is used, and my
knowledge of the pinout, that the sensor uses 5V from the board, and a
ground, and the signal from the sensor enters one of the Arduino analog
inputs.  However, the analog inputs can be used for digital data as well
as analog data, so this is inconclusive.

For the XO, the sensor would require 5V power, perhaps from the USB

I can't tell if the sensor output is compatible with the microphone

James Cameron

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