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scrim1218

I am wanting a way to count the amount of bees that leave the hive. I believe I can funnel them down to a 3/8 hole and use an optic sensor. Does anyone know of a program to achieve this. I currently only have uno cards but willing to try any product.

dougp

An oft-repeated project.  Do a site search on 'bee' or 'bee counter' and see what others have done.
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wvmarle

Some kind of break beam sensor should reliably detect the bees; after that it's a matter of counting the state changes of the sensor.
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fishboneDiagram

I believe I can funnel them down to a 3/8 hole and use an optic sensor.
If they tailgate each other so there's no gap for the beam to see, you would count a stream of many bees as one.


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