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Hacking the Virgin Pedometer September 7, 2008

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.

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Apparently one of my office mates is a very competitive sort. So I have to pull a fast one on him. I setup my Arduino to pulse pin 13 ever 10ms. I then took that output and put it across the magnetic reed switch on the pedometer. I know, I know, I could have done a magnetic coil but what's the fun in that?



1. mikethetiger - January 30, 2013

Is it hard to do this? How did you learn how to do this?

truthspew - January 30, 2013

Auto-didact here. I realized they just used a magnet to pulse a fereed switch. So I switched around it.

MEisforMechE - January 8, 2014

Is there a way you could re-post this? I am interested and have a Pi. I want to play with this but don’t know where to start.

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