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DIY: Experience true level by making your own digital level

April 6, 2018

Despite our many technological advances, most of us still use an air bubble to determine whether something is level or crooked.

Despite our many technological advances, most of us still use an air bubble to determine whether something is level or crooked. But what if you need a more precise way to ensure that your picture frames, shelves, or DIY creations are level? In his latest video, YouTuber GreatScott! demonstrates how to construct a battery-powered digital spirit level.

According to Gareth Branwyn from Make: "In this GreatScott! video, Scott explains the basics of digital accelerometers and how he used that knowledge to create his own digital level that he then cased in a plastic 3D printed enclosure.

Like all GreatScott! videos, you can use it as a learning opportunity, as he clearly and graphically explores the underlying science and engineering, or you can just use the excellent build video and Instructables page to make the device yourself, even if some of the electrical engineering goes over your head."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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