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Using Arduino => Sensors => Topic started by: paulovale on May 05, 2013, 12:59 pm

Title: Glass Broke
Post by: paulovale on May 05, 2013, 12:59 pm
Anyone know what sensor can I use to know that a glass broke
Title: Re: Glass Broke
Post by: robtillaart on May 05, 2013, 06:05 pm
A glass can break in a thousand ways, you need to be more specific
- what kind of glass
- what kind of damage
first thing that comes in mind is an accelerometer that just detect the force of an impact

You can also detect change in temperature of a wind flow or ...
Title: Re: Glass Broke
Post by: Duckie58 on May 05, 2013, 08:59 pm
How about a thin trace of conductive ink on the inside surface of the glass?  Then it is a simple reading of an input to monitor the trace for continuity.
Title: Re: Glass Broke
Post by: paulovale on May 05, 2013, 09:17 pm
I am developing an alarm, when someone broke the glass, the alarme is active.
is a glass 1.5 millimeters with  2m a 3m


A glass can break in a thousand ways, you need to be more specific
- what kind of glass
- what kind of damage
first thing that comes in mind is an accelerometer that just detect the force of an impact

You can also detect change in temperature of a wind flow or ...

Title: Re: Glass Broke
Post by: afremont on May 05, 2013, 09:24 pm
Why not use an actual glass breakage sensor?  They make different types too.

On sale right now:
http://www.smarthome.com/7435WB/United-Security-Products-724-Window-Bug-Glass-Break-Detector/p.aspx

Title: Re: Glass Broke
Post by: zoomx on May 06, 2013, 11:30 am
These are some Application Note for the Texas Instruments MSP430
"A Robust Glass-Breakage Detector Using the MSP430"
http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slaa389/slaa389.pdf
"A Simple Glass Breakage Detector Using the MSP430"
http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slaa351/slaa351.pdf
MSP430 is a microcontroller that is somewhat similar to the Atmega used with Arduino,
maybe you will find some useful informations.