Stay Up-Right

Welcome back to andidinata.com. I’d like to share an interesting application of coding in real-life. We tend to slump whenever we sit on the floor or chair where there is no back support. And that is what commonly observed to the young and grown-up. I saw this advertisement on Instagram about device that you could stick on the nape of your neck and visualize your posture in your smartphone. That idea is simple and i think we can make it our self in a weekend project.

I got some Circuit Python hardware back in February 2019, and i think Circuit Playground Express will do the job perfectly. What i need from this amazing little board on-boarder (sensor and actuator) is the accelerometer, neopixel, tactile switch and built-in speaker.

The code is stored in github page (www.github.com/mdinata/circuitpython), and here is the top line:

  1. Capture the z-Axis because we’d like to capture when the board tilt
  2. Create a function to set the threshold value of z-axis
  3. Create a function to control neopixel based on the threshold value
  4. Create a function to beep when reading is over threshold

Use a sticky double tape and place it at the nape of the neck. Here is the instagram post to see it how it in action.

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