Sensornet (.nl/english) is specialised in accurate, long-term measurement of environmental noise vibrations, air pollution and other environmental parameters. In order to calibrate their vibration sensor they needed a test setup. They wanted to test the response of the vibration sensor before it was used outdoors. First they looked into using a laboratory stand. This idea was rejected since the specialised equipment is rather expensive for just a simple test setup. Then they came across MakerBeam.
MakerBeamXL was thought to be the best option to use to carry the weight of their equipment and the lengths needed. Below you can see some pictures they sent us of their test setup in the office. The laser measurement device (in yellow) is used to calibrate the vibration sensor. The sensor is just above the metal tube. The metal tube is the vibration generator.
the simplified use of makerteam+tinkerforge equipment makes it possible for me to build an easy weatherstation cube.
Inside power for 6 hours, red brick+2master bricks and some sensors:
– ambient light
– uv light
Especially the last sensor (co2) makes fun in meetings.
Next step is an traffic light for “bad air”
Greetings and thanks for creativity environment!
Thor van Ottensen
A customer sent us these pictures. Wim mentioned the following in his mail: “Recently I built a PC ‘Case’ with MakerBeam for a completely fanless PC. Attached are some pictures you can use for your website (if you want to). I mainly used 200mm beams, a fanless ATX power, a mITX board and a fanless CPU Cooler. The MakerBeam frame will be paneled with plexiglas covers (top already done in pictures). MakerBeam was great for this project, light weight products, extremely solid, flexible in design and no machines needed.”