Overview

While practicing Yoga on your own, it can be helpful to use an interval timer to let you know when you have completed a certain pose. While there are myriad apps that offer this functionality that play a sound when the time is right, there is something wonderful about the sound of a physical gong being struck.

This project uses a CLUE board to display poses, proximity control to start your pose timer with the wave of a hand, and a solenoid striker to chime a singing bowl.

Parts

Adafruit CLUE - nRF52840 Express with Bluetooth LE

PRODUCT ID: 4500
Do you feel like you just don't have a CLUE? Well, we can help with that - get a CLUE here at Adafruit by picking up this sensor-packed development board. We wanted to build some...
$39.95
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Adafruit DragonTail for micro:bit - Fully Assembled

PRODUCT ID: 3695
Sometimes I dream of having a miniature pet dragon that would sit on my shoulder, while I write code and build projects. Maybe its little snorts of fire could even heat up my soldering...
$7.50
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Mini Push-Pull Solenoid - 5V

PRODUCT ID: 2776
Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the...
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Half-Size Breadboard with Mounting Holes

PRODUCT ID: 4539
This cute 3.2″ × 2.1″ (82 × 53mm) solderless half-size breadboard has four bus lines and 30 rows of pins, our favorite size of solderless breadboard for...
$5.00
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N-channel power MOSFET

PRODUCT ID: 355
When you need to switch a lot of power, N channel MOSFETs are best for the job. These FETs can switch over 60A and 30V and are TO-220 package so they fit nicely into any breadboard or...
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1N4001 Diode - 10 pack

PRODUCT ID: 755
This here is a 10 pack of the classic 1N4001 power blocking diode. These are good for reverse polarity protection (put it between your DC power jack and circuitry to avoid a...
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

PRODUCT ID: 727
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
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4 x AA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch

PRODUCT ID: 830
Make a nice portable power pack with this 4 x AA battery holder. It fits any alkaline or rechargeable AA batteries in series. There's a snap on cover and an on/off switch which can...
$2.95
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Premium Silicone Covered Male-Male Jumper Wires - 200mm x 40

PRODUCT ID: 4482
These premium male-male jumper wires are handy for making wire harnesses or jumpering between headers on PCBs. They're 200mm (~7.8") long and come loose as a pack of...
$9.95
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Alkaline AAA batteries - 3 pack

PRODUCT ID: 3520
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use AAA's. This is a...
$1.50
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Alkaline AA batteries (LR6) - 4 pack

PRODUCT ID: 3349
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use AAs. This is a...
$2.95
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Hook-up Wire Spool Set - 22AWG Solid Core - 6 x 25 ft

PRODUCT ID: 1311
Perfect for bread-boarding, free wiring, etc. This box contains 6 spools of solid-core wire. The wire is easy to solder to and when bent it keeps its shape pretty well. We like to have...
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Little Rubber Bumper Feet - Pack of 4

PRODUCT ID: 550
Keep your electronics from going barefoot, give them little rubber feet! These small sticky bumpers are our favorite accessory for any electronic kit or device. They are sticky, but...
$0.95
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Singing Bowl

You'll also need a metal singing bowl for the solenoid to strike, such as this one.

This guide was first published on May 20, 2020. It was last updated on 2020-05-20 11:43:42 -0400. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 26, 2020.