This project is based on the work of T. Wirtl published at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1090461 on October 24, 2015.
Our project consists of replacing the sensor that carries an electronic cigarette that is no longer in the market and costs a KY-037 module that is basically a microphone with the possibility of adjusting the sensitivity. Letting us click on the left button with a breath or an inspiration.
The user moves the cursor using a mouthpiece that works like a joystick. The right mouse button is operated by pushing the nozzle towards the box. The left mouse button is emulated by a sensor that recognizes if the user sucks air through it.
Use open source hardware and software if possible. The system is controlled by an Arduino Pro Micro. The Firmware was written as an Arduino sketch.
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