This sensor will show you the mysteries of magnetism. Measures upto 8 Gauss (1 Gauss is 0.0001 Tesla, and if measuring in air, it is 1 Oersted) in three orthogonal directions. Comes with one those super strong neodymium magnets. Has digital I2C outputs, for more precision. View, process and map the sensor data using our Magnetic3D software (see below). Need longer cables ? Use the ExtendCable2D-1. See this videoclip for a demo of Magnetic v2.1 !
- Measure proximity of magnetic objects (or objects with a magnet attached).
- Measure RPM by attaching a magnet to the wheel.
- Count how many magnetic objects pass by the sensor.
- Attach to doors and detect when they are (almost) closed.
- Measure the strength of the earth's magnetic field.
- Combine it with a GForce3D-6, and make your own tilt-compensated compass, like the Orient3D (some math required).
Using the sensor with the Wi-microSystem enables you to use the sensor without being tethered to your computer or MIDI device.
- Any magnetic materials or fields in the vicinity of the sensor may distort the sensor output.
- Make sure the sensor is plugged into the digitizer with the red wire connected to power. Reversing the plug may cause damage to the sensor.
- 03 Sep 2014: Magnetic3D v1.30 for MacOS and Windows from source code in Max. Use together with Connect (MacOS) or BlueMIDI (Windows).
||1.0 (August 2014)|
||magnetic field strength|
||±1 to ±8 Gauss (1 Gauss in air = 1 Oersted)|
||0.1 % minimum|
||0.025 % minimum|
||3 to 5.25 V DC, mA at 5 V DC|
||--30 to 85 °C (-22 to 185 °F)|
||15 x 26 x 4.0 (0.59 x 1.0 x 0.16 inch)|
||11 g (0.39 oz), incl. cable|
||1.0 m (39 inch), shielded, red wire = power, black wire = ground, grey wire = I2C data, white wire = I2C clock, maximum extension m ( ft)
||male plug with 1 and 3 pins in two rows spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)
||Neodymium magnet 10,800 Gauss, 6.4 mm (0.25 inch) diameter x 1.6 mm (0.063 inch) thick
The earth's magnetic field has to be taken into account when measuring the field strength of magnets, since the strength of the earth's magnetic field at the earth's surface ranges from less than 30 microteslas (0.3 gauss) in an area including most of South America and South Africa to over 60 microteslas (0.6 gauss) around the magnetic poles in northern Canada and south of Australia, and in part of Siberia.