For amateur users exploring new home projects learn at first hand that, it is difficult to drill or fasten screws at the desired angle. Getting a screw or drill with the right angle can seem trivial but can be a big challenge for first-time users. Wrong angles can lead to domino effect problems due to alignment issues, which are difficult to repair and most of the time require one to start all over again, which can be quite frustrating and taking out the joy of making your very own DIY projects.
To make the first-time user experience joy of their initial projects, an angle detection on the drill or the automated screwdriver should be introduced. This can easily be done with an acceleration sensor that can measure tilt. The right angle can be set as required by the user and feedback through a LED or alarm. One can also block the drilling or screwing trigger until the right angle is met.
Screwing and drilling until the desired limit might seem easy, but is not always meeting the requirement of the construction especially for first-time users. Screws when screwed in excessively can damage the furniture, however, when screwed in less can cause the lack of grip to hold the two pieces of wood or furniture together. Manual torque drills can be a good solution but can be difficult for first-time users or for persons doing their initial DIY projects.
Acceleration sensors and gyroscope sensors can be used to realize, how big the screw or the depth of the drill hole must be. Screwing in or drilling causes movement in the inward direction as well as vibrations, which can be picked up by integrated acceleration and gyroscope sensors from BOSCH.
One drill bit cannot be used for all types of surfaces and walls. There is a need for special screw drills or rather a stronger drill bit for special surfaces. Using the wrong type of drill bit causes the bit to wear out because of excessive friction. The worn-out drill bit renders uselessly due to lack of drilling profile on the drill bit.
Using the wrong drill bit on a certain surface causes friction which is generally accompanied by smoke from the bit, heat generation, and wear of the drill. This generated smoke and it’s increasing level could be detected by an innovative environmental sensor capable of measuring VOCs.
Drilling in walls to hang your favorite picture might seem the best thing for making your house or apartment feel like home, but it can lead to some serious issues while drilling holes in walls. While making a simple hole in the wall you might damage concealed wires in the wall. There are multiple devices to detect these concealed wires, but those are most of the time unknown to most of the users. Damaging some of these wires lead to a lot of consequences where one might end up renovating the entire wall from scratch. Damaging such wires also causes complete breakdown of electrical connections and can be a major health hazard.
Electrical wires carry current. These currents also generate a magnetic field. This magnetic field can be detected by commercially available magnetic sensors. The idea would be to detect these magnetic fields through a sensor attached to the drill and avoid the most harmful spots in the wall to avoid drilling into any concealed wiring in the wall.
Screws are vital components in setting up furniture. Excessive screwing can cause wear and tear of the screw and screw-up the screw. The wore down screw head can lead to problems later on in the furniture. The worn-down screw head might cause hindrances in disassembling the furniture and could be stuck in the joint, causing the need for a brute force for removing the screw. Such damaged screws also result in any modification which needs to be done to the furniture where one needs to remove the screw head for some modifications.
Screw popping is the result of the screw being excessively screwed into the furniture. This can easily be detected by an acceleration sensor as the screwdriver jumps on the screw head multiple times.
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