The Hall Effect Bricklet extends Bricks and can magnetic flux density (magnetic induction) from -7mT to 7mT (milli Tesla). It can count the (dis-)appearances of magnetic fields and can for example be used to measure the speed of a wheel with attached magnet with a frequency of up to 10kHz.
The low/high threshold for the counter as well as a debounce time can be configured and adjusted to a specific application.
Example applications are:
|Current Consumption||59mW (11.8mA at 5V)|
|Operation||Omnipolar (North and South pole is detected)|
|Detection Range||-7mT to 7mT|
|Counter Trigger Point||Configurable (unipolar and bipolar)|
|Counter Sampling Rate||10kHz|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||25 x 15 x 5mm (0.98 x 0.59 x 0.19")|
To test a Hall Effect Bricklet 2.0 you need to have Brick Daemon and Brick Viewer installed. Brick Daemon acts as a proxy between the USB interface of the Bricks and the API bindings. Brick Viewer connects to Brick Daemon. It helps to figure out basic information about the connected Bricks and Bricklets and allows to test them.
Connect the Hall Effect Bricklet 2.0 to a Brick with a Bricklet Cable.
If you connect the Brick to the PC over USB, you should see a new tab named "Hall Effect Bricklet 2.0" in the Brick Viewer after a moment. Select this tab. If everything went as expected you can now see the measurement of the magnetic flux density. You can move a magnet near the Bricklet to test it.
After this test you can go on with writing your own application. See the Programming Interface section for the API of the Hall Effect Bricklet 2.0 and examples in different programming languages.
See Programming Interface for a detailed description.
|C/C++ for Microcontrollers||API||Examples||Installation|
|Visual Basic .NET||API||Examples||Installation|