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...
OUT OF STOCK

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...
$4.95
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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...
$1.75
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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...
$1.50
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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...
$1.95
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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...
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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...
$15.95
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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 May 20, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 05, 2020.