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  1. Jan 2022
    1. All REV Robotics motors contain a built-in intermediate-level sensor called an Encoder. An Encoder, in the context of robotics, is a type of digital sensor that converts rotary motion into digital signal. These type of sensors require “decoding” to get this information into a usable form. The Control Hub and Expansion Hub have built in decoding through the “Encoder Ports” under the motor ports.
    2. Scenarios where a sensor is needed:The robot needs to autonomously move to a specific location and stop there.The robot needs to move forward at a green signal and stop moving at a red signal.The robot has an arm that needs to be prevented from rotating too far or it may damage other parts of the robot.The robot needs to stop 1 meter away from an opaque wall.The robot needs to be able to tell how many game objects it is currently holding inside its hopper.
    3. Sensor Basics When starting out many of the robot actions can be accomplished by turning on a motor for a specific amount of time. Eventually, these time-based actions may not be accurate or repeatable enough. As battery power drains while the robot is running and mechanisms wearing in through use can all affect time-based actions. Fortunately, there is a way to give feedback to the robot about how it is operating by using sensors; devices that are used to collect information about the robot and the environment around it.


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  5. Mar 2020
    1. Evaluation of Low-Cost Sensors for Ambient PM2.5 Monitoring

      This article discusses different low cost sensors, their effectiveness and different uses. There is also a table that lists different low cost sensors for particulate matter

  6. Aug 2019
    1. Rattanarat et al.73 created a three-dimensional μPAD (Fig. 1A) that combined colorimetric and electrochemical detection on separate layers for quantifying Ni, Cu, Fe, Pb, Cr(VI), and Cd
    1. diagnosis of antibiotic interference in the major biosynthetic pathways of bacteria: the biosynthesis of DNA by the yorB promoter, of RNA by the yvgS promoter, of proteins by the yheI promoter, of the cell wall by the ypuA promoter, and of fatty acids by the fabHB promoter.
    1. chief advantage of this approach is that the entire sensor, including all signal-processing and communication functions, can be produced as a single-chip, low-power, rugged, inexpensive device