Motion Activated Led Strip

Motion Activated Led Strip

“Goal There are stairs up to where I live and during the winter and at night they can be treacherous. I wanted an easy method to illuminate the stairsimagine your hands are full of grocerieswhile also not having to go back and turn them off. Overview Basically I ran an LED strip down the railing of my stairs. At one …

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ESP8266/Arduino Smartthings Bearded Dragon Habitat Controller/Monitor

ESP8266/Arduino Smartthings Bearded Dragon Habitat Controller/Monitor

“DaVinci our Dragon was due for a software upgrade to his Vivarium’s Controller. I decided to migrate from the good ole traditional ‘full on’ Arduino logic that has been chugging away quite reliably for the past year, to a ST_Anything SmartThings integration so I could leverage the automation and remote accessibility that environment inherently provides. The cool thing is …

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Garage Door Opener Using A Raspberry Pi

Garage Door Opener Using A Raspberry Pi

“Control garage motor from a smartphone or any device able to browse a webpage (with AJAX!). The project was started as I only had one remote for my garage. How fun was it to buy a second one? Not enough. My target was to be able to control and monitor my garage door from my smartphone with a single page …

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How PIR Sensor Work

How PIR Sensor Work

“PIR sensors allow you to sense motion, almost always used to detect whether a human has moved in or out of the sensors range. They are small, inexpensive, low-power, easy to use and don’t wear out. For that reason they are commonly found in appliances and gadgets used in homes or businesses. They are often referred to as PIR …

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