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inventabuild

i built a simple circuit w/ a vibration sensor (signal, ground, 5v) and an LED (anode, cathode)

1. LED starts off.
2. Trigger vibration sensor and the LED turns on.

I attached a picture for reference.

Please let me know how to make this into a small package for personal use and possibly low level production.  For example, what's the smallest Arduino board for use when only a few connections and pins like this are required?

Are there off the shelf ways of packaging this all up in a nice small container or will I need to 3d print my own container?

Any assistance is appreciated.

Paul_KD7HB

i built a simple circuit w/ a vibration sensor (signal, ground, 5v) and an LED (anode, cathode)

1. LED starts off.
2. Trigger vibration sensor and the LED turns on.

I attached a picture for reference.

Please let me know how to make this into a small package for personal use and possibly low level production.  For example, what's the smallest Arduino board for use when only a few connections and pins like this are required?

Are there off the shelf ways of packaging this all up in a nice small container or will I need to 3d print my own container?

Any assistance is appreciated.
For something small I use a Nano and solder the wires I need directly to the board.

Please use an internet search for plastic enclosures. No one here can imagine what you are thinking for your project.

Paul

inventabuild

Great and thank you, the nano should work. If you're aware of any quick tutorials or YouTube videos on how to solder to the nano board please let me know.

I'm sure solder tip size, diameter of solder, size of wire, etc can make a big difference. This will be my first time soldering to a board. Thank you.

Paul_KD7HB

I don't know which country you are in, but lead based solder is the easiest to learn with. Best is "flux core" solder, 63/37 percent mix lead/tin. And the smallest diameter you can find, in the beginning.

Wire size is the smallest multi-strand wire that is tinned, meaning it is coated with solder or tin. That makes it easier to solder to. The wire needs to be quite flexible.

I don't know about video solder training, but they are likely available.

Paul

photoncatcher

A Wemos D1 mini is even smaller than a Nano!

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