Are you looking for a sensor as an application for one of your projects? In our webshop we have different types of sensors, each with its own function. Our sensors are often used in combination with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ESP products.
View our range of motion sensors, light sensors or sensors to measure temperature.
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Grove – Mini PIR Motion Sensor€6,50 /€5,37 excl. VAT
HC-020K speed encoder - 2 pcs€8,95 /€7,40 excl. VAT
PIR motion sensor module - HC-SR501€4,76 /€3,93 excl. VAT
10DOF MPU6050 HMC5883L BMP085 GY-87 – Separate headers€19,95 /€16,49 excl. VAT
MPU-6050 3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope sensor - Without header€3,94 /€3,26 excl. VAT
MPU-6050 3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope sensor (GY-521)€4,45 /€3,68 excl. VAT
Vibration sensor module SW-420€2,25 /€1,86 excl. VAT
3D Gesture Sensor (Mini) for Arduino€24,95 /€20,62 excl. VAT
Gravity: Analog EMG Sensor€59,96 /€49,55 excl. VAT
IR Break Beam Sensor - 5mm LEDs€7,95 /€6,57 excl. VAT
Gravity: Digital Infrared Motion Sensor Arduino€6,45 /€5,33 excl. VAT
Gravity: Gesture & Touch Sensor€15,45 /€12,77 excl. VAT
What are sensors?
Sensors are smart devices that measure an event or change in the environment. A sensor converts this into an electrical signal that can be read and calculated. To read the values you can, for example, use a Arduino, ESP of Raspberry Pi use. You can also use sensors to make a project autonomous. An example of this is a robot.
What types of sensors are there?
There are various types of sensors available, each of which can detect or measure something different. For example, a sensor can measure parameters such as light, speed, humidity or temperature. Here's what each sensor type can do:
- Temperature sensor: this measures and records the temperature. When the temperature rises above or below a set value, a device can be switched. For example, a heating or cooling installation.
- Motion sensor: this sensor registers a movement and can convert this into a signal that, for example, turns on the light or triggers an alarm.
- Light sensor: a light sensor measures the amount of light and is used to measure, for example, the intensity or difference in light. You can think of a flash on a photo camera, which switches on automatically when the amount of light is too low.
- Moisture sensor: this sensor measures the amount of moisture in a room. With this, for example, the bathroom ventilation can be switched on automatically.
Using sensors in projects
Are you curious about how a sensor works and how you can use it? In our Raspberry Pi Project: Weather station let's see how to make a weather station using a temperature and humidity sensor. Another example is us Arduino Project: DS18B20 Thermometer, where we're going to teach you how to make a thermometer using an Arduino and a temperature sensor. The possibilities with sensors are endless.