SensorOverview

This is a list of most common used sensors and actuators that I use(d) for my projects. Ofcourse there are a lot of different versions and packages, small and big, heavy and light. This list is just an indication of what kind of sensors and actuators are out there to be used.


Passive sensors:

Picture: Name: Measures:
 schakelaars  Switch  On/Off status
 fsr 3

 FSR

(Force sensing Resistor)

Force

Pressure

 

potmeter

Potentiometer

Rotation

Position

 fader

Lineair transducer
(potentiometer)

Displacement
 NTC5

 NTC or PTC
(Neg/Pos. temperature

coefficient)

 Temperature

 ldr-1

 LDR
Light Dependent Resistor
 Light

graycode

Greycode Rotation, direction, position

ir-led 2

InfraRed (IR) Led

IR light

(from tv remote controls for example)

cap sensor

Capacitive sensor Touch, Level (liquid)

softpot rond

Lineair position Sensor (Softpot) Position

piezo

Piezo Sound, Pressure
 speaker1  Speaker  Movement (sound)
 microphone 2  Microphone  Sound (audio)

 

 Active sensors

 Picture  Name:  Measures:
adxl202 Accelerometer (x,y,z)

x,y,z movement, rotation

compass Compass Northpole direction
gyroscope Gyroscope gyroscope uitleg
480-to-92 small Hall sensor Magnetic field
polaroid Polaroid Distance
R271-SRF05 Ultrasonic sensor Distance (1-5 m)
irmotion Infra Red sensor Motion detection
smoke detector Smoke detector Smoke
video cam Video camera movement. colour, location
pressure Air pressure sensor Air pressure
 sharp sensor  IR distance sensor (sharp)  Distance
 kinect  Kinect  Movement, position, gesture

 

 

 

 Actuators

 Picture  Name  Action
dcmotor DC motor (high speed) Rotation
solonoid Solonoids Displacement, motion
servo Servomotor Rotation, movement, position
steppermotor Steppermotor Rotation, position
speaker1 Speaker Sound / movement
light par (Heavy duty) Light Light
piezo Piezo Sound
electromagnet Electromagnet Magnetic field