MYOSA (Make Your Own Sensors Applications) is a plug-and-play, multipurpose, multisensor board for learning purpose. It is more like a lego set with which students can play and learn about the sensors at the same time. It consists of various blocks made of sensors, an OLED screen that displays the output and a Bluetooth module through which the output data can be transferred to a mobile application.
Learning is always fruitful when one experiments. The curriculum of pre-university students does not include sensors. So far it might have been thought too early for them to introduce it. If they are asked to build a sensor based application, these students might run away just from the sheer mess of soldering wires, coding, ordering the right sensors, etc. Also, with the advent of IoT and dream of Smart Cities, sensors have become an integral part of applications and research just like basic resistors and capacitors. With a motivation to make the learning process playful, without any burden or complexity, we have designed and developed the MYOSA board. We also have developed some basic experiments around this board such that the students or programmers can use it without wasting their efforts and time behind basic sensor coding and operations. It gives a hands-on experience to the users and the suggested projects provoke thought process. One can also design one’s own circuits and applications using sensors.
- MYOSA Mobile App to view the sensor data
- OLED Screen for displaying the data
- User manual guide with Experiments Pool
- Any number of sensors can be connected at one time
- Datasheet for further guide to programming
How to use:
The board is given a plug-in slot. For using any sensors, one has to simply plug the sensor (available in the kit) in the slot of the board and see the output readings on the OLED screen.
Using the values from the output pin of the board, in the existing code, write an additional code snippet for further actions (based on the project requirement)
Additional resistors, capacitors, LED’s etc can be added to the circuit using the board’s input/output pins. This newly made circuit can fulfill the requirement of the needed circuit.
The MYOSA Mobile Application:
For easy and handy access to the sensors’ readings and data, the MYOSA mobile application has been developed. The data observed on the OLED screen is uploaded to the application via a WiFi module. It is then transferred after every fixed, small interval of time. Changing trends of the sensor readings can be studied using the graphs available on the application.
The board is packaged professionally. The top cover is made of a transparent acrylic sheet. And the complete board is housed in a 3D-printed semi-transparent box. Slots for connections have been left in these housing design for hassle free plug-and-play action. One photo of full working MYOSA board with 5 sensors and 1 OLED screen is shown here.
- Anil K Roy
- Abhishek Jani
- Aagam Mehta
- Neelanshi Varia
- Nidhi Davawala
- Prahar Modi
- Pratik Prajapati
- Siddharth Pogul
- Smit Thakkar