2015-06-18 (Th) Vibrating Distance Sensor

PVC pipe should work for switch placement so a complicated adapter under the flashlight bezel wasn't necessary. The model was reverted to a previous state but the dimensions were adjusted to make a better adapter. Instead of needing significant force to put it into the bezel this version has a smaller diameter. Each lip around the rim is the same thickness of the ultrasonic distance sensor PCB.

Rotating view of updated flashlight adapter

Drafting was done for the schematic and flashlight adapter. If people wanted to cut the adapter out of wood or plastic they could do so by manually measuring the dimensions and cutting with tools or extracting the desired shapes and inserting the data into a file for a laser cutter or CNC device. Schematics were drafted neatly but still require updating since the button which will be put in the power line needs to be added.
Dimensioned drawing of flashlight adapter. PDF and DWG available below

Schematic. PDF and DWG available below

Files for Vibrating Distance Sensor:
The OpenSCAD files below are not necessary unless you want to change something

To Do:
  • Get a working switch
  • Find a better way to mount batteries
  • Build parts to go in flashlight
  • Write instructions
    • Make a linkable parts list
    • Draw flashlight adapter for use in laser cutters or hand cutting
    • Draft schematic

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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2015-06-17 (W)


  1. A big thanks to Alkaios Bournias Varotsis who gave me a better link for information on CNC.


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