Different types of Sensors Available for Building Projects

A sensor is an electrical device that detects some kind of input from a physical environment. The input could be heat, light, motion, pressure, and moisture. Generally, the output is a signal. The different types of sensors that play an essential role in building projects and in industrial applications include gas sensors, temperature sensors, Infrared sensors, passive infrared sensors, ultrasonic sensors, laser sensors, pressure sensors, etc.

Designing a project based on a sensor is a very good idea and some of the advanced projects that can be designed based on sensors include Data acquisition, Fuzzy logic, and SCADA projects. The main objective of this infographic is to describe different types of sensors that can be used in building different projects. Thus, the following projects are very useful for those who are interested in building their own sensor-based projects in an easy way.

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Different types of Sensors Available for Building Projects


What is a Sensor?


Different types of sensors used in projects are Photosensor, LDR, PIR, IR, Piezoelectric sensor, etc.


Photosensor is used to build a robotic vehicle that follows a particular lane and also walks and climbs a wall.


LDR sensor is used to build an auto-intensity control system used in street lights for energy conservation.


PIR sensor is used to build an automatic door opening system.


IR Sensor is used to build a fan speed control system that uses a TV remote.


A piezoelectric sensor is used to build a footstep power generation system that uses human foot pressure.

This infographic gives you different types of sensors available for building projects using different types of sensors following the 8 simple steps as described in detail with images

Infographic - Different types of sensors for building projects