Hakusanroku Journal 白山麓ジャーナル: 2020年5月の記事

May 27, 2020 D.I.Y. Automatic Alcohol Dispenser

In this situation of Covid-19, The general public turn to wear a face mask, wash their hands, and leave more spacing especially. In school many countries have closed classes, some schools can still open classes including ICT Hakusanroku campus because all of the students are here. But, we still do all classes online. Even so, we still let students wear a face mask and always wash their hands to reduce infection and spread the infection.

Anyway, one thing that is a problem is we have to press a Alcohol bottle. That means we touch things and the virus can spread to the bottle. Then, I tried to design a 3D model to press the alcohol bottle with servo motor instead of our hand and print all parts by 3D printer, detect our hand with ultrasonic sensor and all of these are controlled with Arduino board.




  1. Computer or Laptop
    - Arduino IDE
    - Autodesk Fusion360 (optional)
    - Autodesk Tinkercad (optional)
  2. 3D printer
  3. Arduino UNO board
  4. Servo motors MG996R High Torque or any Servo motor
  5. Ultrasonic Sensor SR04 or any Distance sensor
  6. Wire and AC Adapter


  1. パソコン
    - Arduino IDE
    - Autodesk Fusion360 (任意)
    - Autodesk Tinkercad (任意)
  2. 3Dプリンター
  3. Arduino UNO ボード
  4. サーボモータ MG996R 高トルクか通常のサーボモータ
  5. 超音波センサ SR04 またはいずれかの距離センサ
  6. ワイヤとACアダプター

Step 1

Design your 3D model and make a file for your 3D printer or 

Step 2

Print the model and assemble it together

Step 3

Wiring and connecting

Step 4

Write your code to read a distant when the hand is close to dispenser , Then pressed a alcohol bottle by servo motor


#include <Servo.h>

#define SERVO_PIN 9

#define TRIG_PIN 5
#define ECHO_PIN 6

long duration, distance;

Servo myServo;

void push_Sanitizer() {
myServo.write(30); // adjust the degree here
myServo.write(0); // adjust the degree here
myServo.write(30); // adjust the degree here

float read_Distance() {
// Clears the TRIG_PIN
digitalWrite(TRIG_PIN, LOW);

// Set the TRIG_PIN on HIGH state for 10 micro seconds
digitalWrite(TRIG_PIN, HIGH);
digitalWrite(TRIG_PIN, LOW);

// Reads the echoPin, returns the sound wave travel time in microseconds
duration = pulseIn(ECHO_PIN, HIGH);

// Calculating the distance
distance = (duration/2) / 29.1;

return distance;

void setup() {


myServo.write(30); // set the default position of servo motor

void loop() {
if(read_Distance() < 25) {

// Prints the distance on the Serial Monitor
// Serial.print("Distance: ");
// Serial.print(read_Distance());
// Serial.println(" cm");
// delay(250);



Step 5

let’s see how it works

Step 6

Finally, Powering and setup.

May 20, 2020 Hakusan Living

              This year has been a roller coaster for everyone. With the onset of COVID-19, we have all had to make adjustments. At first, I was depressed by the quarantine. It was hard to stay away from people and to stop doing the fun things I enjoyed on the weekend. It made me feel like life changed for the worse. However as time went on, I soon discovered a whole new way to enjoy myself. Long car rides to enjoy the nature of Hakusan, walks around the neighborhood, and a reinvigorated interest in learning to cook better. This time has shown me something very valuable. Change often can look bad but often with change we can find the good. I am going to use COVID-19 as a lesson. I hope I can find the good in the change that comes to my life even when bad comes along with it.   

Edward Basquill



May 12, 2020 山の恵みとムカデとの闘い






The Blessing of the Mountain and the Fight against Centipedes

We are now more than a month into the new academic year, and it has been a very strange one. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means that faculty and students are not able to have direct contact, and all lessons are being conducted online. I’m sure faculty and students are having all sorts of difficulties, but if we support each other we will overcome them.

Fortunately, ICT’s Hakusanroku Campus is surrounded by beautiful scenery that has recently burst into colour. Trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, and every day the trees at the top of the mountains nearby are becoming greener. The photos show the view on May 2nd and May 4th for comparison.

It’s not just the area around the campus where we enjoy the blessing of the mountain, but inside campus too. There are several spots on campus where wild mountain vegetables grow, so during Golden Week my family picked some and my wife very kindly cooked a fantastic tempura dinner for us.

Being able to enjoy the scenery and the flavours of mountain life is great. However, this is also the time of year when we renew our annual fight against centipedes. Every year we find and fill in any holes or gaps that we find in the house, but still the grotesque centipedes find their way in. I’ve no idea where they’re getting in, but I won’t be defeated!

James Taylor

May 8, 2020


I'm Hironori Honda from the Hakusanroku campus office. This is my first journal entry. My house is about 30 kilometers from here, near the ICT Kanazawa campus. Usually I commute by car. However, on sunny days I like to wake up early and ride my bicycle to school. This winter was warm and I was able to begin the season early in late March. The temperature difference between Kanazawa is three to five degrees so cherry blossoms are still blooming near Hakusanroku campus. Soon the pink flowers will change to green leaves and gift us with the energy of Mother Nature. I sometimes cross paths with wild animals such as snakes, monkeys, raccoons, and larger animals such as serows and boars. It's quite a surprise when they appear out of the on the road.


 このような素晴らしい自然を体感できることも、白山麓キャンパスで勤務する楽しみになっています。ただし、クマには絶対会いたくありませんが・・・。It's exciting experiences like this in Mt. Hakusan's nature that makes riding to Hakusanroku campus worth it. The only animal I never want to meet is a bear….

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