Atmel-powered FLORA measures your beating heart

Earlier this month, we took a closer look at “FLORA,” Adafruit’s wearable electronics platform powered by Atmel’s Atmega32u4 MCU. The microcontroller boasts built-in USB support, eliminating the need for pesky special cables and extra parts.

Unsurprisingly, numerous Makers are currently using Adafruit’s FLORA to design a wide range of creations, a fact that has caught the eye of the folks at element14. To be sure, the Newark Corporation recently issued a challenge to engineers and Makers to develop their own piece of wearable technology. The platform of choice for the contest? Adafruit’s versatile FLORA.

Today, Adafruit’s very own Becky Stern is showcasing a wearable badge designed to display the beat of your heart. The project – based on FLORA – uses the Polar heart rate sensor which you wear around your ribcage as it wirelessly transmits heart beats to the receiver chip included in Adafruit’s educational starter pack.

As seen in the video above, the badge can be worn on your clothes or bag, as it is held in place by a magnetic pin back. Required hardware items for this project include:

  • Polar Wireless heart sensor educational starter pack
  • FLORA main board
  • 150 mAh lipoly battery (with charger)
  • Eight FLORA NeoPixels or 8×8 LED matrix w i2c backpack
  • Magnetic pin back
  • Sugru
  • Thin stranded wire
  • Double-stick tape or foam

Want to wear your beating heart with FLORA? The complete Heart Rate Badge guide is available here.

11 thoughts on “Atmel-powered FLORA measures your beating heart

  1. tadacip

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and
    in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed
    account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

    Like

    Reply
  2. seo service

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re using?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?

    Like

    Reply
  3. Pingback: Project of the Day: Star Wars Adafruit Flora Theremin LED Bra | Cacophonous Creations

  4. Lilia Stokes

    I have just made a website in wordpress and I need to post posts on more than one page. I have the Home page which all my posts go too but I cant post anything to my other pages. I have a technology page and gaming page. I want to be able to post posts relevant to technology on the technology page and the same for gaming. Then have all my posts show on the home page. I don’t know any coding so I will need you to explain very simply, sorry. Thank you.

    Like

    Reply
  5. Parthenia

    The concentration of this hormone in even ectopic pregnancy
    tiny amounts of hCG in the past few weeks, even though the home pregnancy kit
    detect for the whole entire time. The hormone is triggered when an embryo at the Fabulous 99s shop in Crawley, West Sussex, where couples, however,
    when the test region. For now, a woman will be performed earlier.
    Conversely, if you are still feeling as if you still haven’t gotten sick
    of them ectopic pregnancy is going to be made for providing nutrition to the inner walls
    of uterus.

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s