Overview

The Pulse Sensor Amped, made by pulsesensor.com and sold at Adafruit.com, is a wonderful bio sensor. With the sensor and an Arduino, some very interesting projects can be made.

The examples of using this sensor (on the pulsesensor.com website) start with a blinking single color LED and rapidly go into examples interacting with Processing and other computers.  

This leaves room for a very interesting application: using the pulse sensor values to vary addressable LEDs such as Adafruit's NeoPixels. From a single pixel to circles (or a heart shaped design), to a costume full of pixels, people will know when your heart is racing!

 This project is inspired by and designed with Laura Barela.

This guide was first published on Sep 29, 2015. It was last updated on Oct 18, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 28, 2015.