Simple entry/exit counter

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by boozermas, May 30, 2011.

  1. boozermas

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    Hello peps! I would like to design a system that would count the number of ppl getting in. The entrance is just a rotating gate that only allows 1 person to go through. Due to little knowledge with counters, i'm having a big problem of where to start. Can some1 help please

    Thank you very much
     
  2. #12

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    Start by deciding if you are going to let the gate affect a mechanical counter, or use a light beam or ultrasonic beam to count people, or a floor mat that feels the weight of people, or some other method all the way up to a video feed to a computer that counts movement of pixels.

    Have an idea of how accurate it must be.

    Things like that.
     
  3. Kermit2

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    This would be one of those situations where a mechanical solution would be more reliable and easier to implement than an electronic one.
     
  4. KJ6EAD

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    If you have a commercially made turnstile or revolving gate, the manufacturer probably has an off-the-shelf solution available made to fit.
     
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