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Antipasto Hardware Blog made this fun project for their fish tank! Full tutorial here.

This may or may not have implications for real-life shark tracking, but I’ll take an excuse to have my shark tweet me when he (or she, I’m no marine biologist) breaches the perimeter over to the sunny side of the tank.

Of course, I’m doing this with my toy shark-on-a-stick and only a laser level and a light sensor, but it’s possible to make this much more accurate and granular just by adding more strategically placed sensors/light sources into the mix…

As soon as the laser is obstructed by Bruce the shark himself, that light value drops. Once it’s below 400, the Android program issues a Red Alert warning that the sensor has been tripped, and sends a tweet.

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