A Coqui is a simple, inexpensive, open source device that generates an audible tone that is based on any electric resistance-based measurement. For example, a Coqui can measure:
- conductivity of liquids
- ambient light
Build a Coqui
Instructions on the breadboard-based "BBv1.0" edition of the Coqui can be found here:
- For more information about the Coqui, post a question to the "water quality" mailing list here) (also listed in the left sidebar)
- The github repo for a PCB version of the coqui is here
The Coquí is a circuit that allows you to 'hear' the readings from various sensors. Once the Coquí is assembled, you'll be able to 'hear' the conductivity of a solution, the temperature of a room, or the color of a pH test strip.
The design was named (onomatopeically) after the several species of small frogs which have a loud, distinctive call at night.
Demo Coqui applications
Building your own Coqui
- Coqui BBv1.0: a breadboarded version of the Coqui
Building Coqui sensors
- Making a conductivity probe from a bottle cap and two metal screws