I put this project together for the OSH Park Bring A Hack meetup at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire. It’s Tricorder inspired, but can’t quite sense everything, so the name “Bicorder” seemed fitting. It currently has a 3-axis magnetometer, a relative humidity / temperature sensor and an infrared range finder. It uses a 128×32 pixel monochrome LCD from Newhaven, which is divided into left and right sections, each displaying one of:
- live plot of temperature (in Celsius)
- live plot of relative humidity
- live plot of magnetic field (Z-axis) in uTesla
- a compass display (using the mag X and Y)
- a distance readout in cm
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