Pet sensor

I'm trying to find a device or find out how to make a device that would alarm me when one pet in particular is passing through the doorway.  Any suggestions?

Topic by carolb4   |  last reply


"eye" motion sensor

Hi guys + gals, i got burning question in my back. Does anybody have any idea how to make a really simple motion sensor? ex: I've been wanting to make something,kinda like an simple installation. It's gonna be a small fishes, so everytime somebody passed my fishes, the eyes of the fish gonna follow the movement of that person. Any help would be deeply appreciated. thank you before hand for the ideas and suggestions.

Topic by arnie04   |  last reply


Motion sensor bypass

My security light is equiped with a motion sensor, I would like to operate the fixture with a switch when needed and also by motion, how can I accomplish this

Question by CarlC89   |  last reply


Motion sensor distance? Answered

What is a motion sensor detection range? (I need 500'+) aware that it is less so my question becomes how or can I extend its minimum to the range I need or farther which would be best for my need(s) I was thinking adding a magnifying lens? is that plausible? / is there other thechnology that could be used to detect an animal in your yard or path while hiking in dangerous trails

Question by colois   |  last reply


Motion Sensor Toilet paper Dispenser project

I have a project for school where i have to create a motion sensor toilet tissue dispenser kind of like a tiny paper towel dispenser i could put on a counter. I dont know anything about how motion sensors work or how i would make it work. I just need to figure out the price it would be to set up the motion sensors, gears and everything. Any help, such as links to parts or anything that would give me a better understanding of how to set up motion sensors and connecting them to gears and such, would be appreciated.

Topic by smurf1701   |  last reply


Is it possible to use a pir motion sensor to activate a keystroke on a computers keyboard? If so how?

I want to be able to trigger the F1 to F8 keys on a keyboard using a motion sensor, Basically to trigger voice commands and software that controls parallel port pins. I cant figure out how this can be possible, I have pulled apart several keyboards but don't know how to send the signal of pressing a key to the pc with only a motion sensor. Doesn't have to be those security motion sensor any thing will do.. any ideas??

Question by nick_like2mod   |  last reply


how to make motion dector flying bird?

I'd like to make a cardboard bird (about 12 inches) fly across a room and return to their originating spot using a motion sensor/detector. Any thoughts?

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TRAIL CAMERA WITH SOLAR POWER CHARGER AND INFARED OR MOTION SENSOR.

I have some wildlife around my property and am not allways there to get photos. Would love a way to take photos without having to be around. I thought it would be cool if a homemade solar panel could recharge the battery for long lasting photo taking abilities. Any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated. I am no to savy so help is needed.

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motion activated alarm, sort of

My wife just bought a tin pig that is about two feet tall and she wants me to see if i can make it squeal when someone walks up to our front door.  i figure it sounds like an easy project but i am not sure.  i have enough experience wiring, soldering, and general tech stuff.  i have read up and can guess that i will need a pair sensor and some sort of  micro controller, but i am unclear what or what to do with it.  the goal is to have a piece that i can put inside the pig and have it detect a visitor and then trigger a sample of a pig sound.  i know its silly, but i do what the wife asks!! ideas of maybe a link to something specific would be helpful!

Topic by bobchabot   |  last reply


How do I build a long range motion detector?

I am interested in building a motion detector with an alarm that reaches approximately 200 yards from my house. I have a bait station set up to attract coyotes and want to be alerted during the night when they show. In the past I have installed security systems but have limited knowledge of circuitry and am interested in a relatively simple set up. I was picturing a wired system and am interested in hearing some options.

Question by dmast1   |  last reply


Advice

I want to build a device (in any type of housing) that if I trigger a motion/light sensor, it will play a piece of audio that I recorded. How can I go about doing this or would someone have a tutorial that I might be able to follow? Thanks.

Topic by ThePanda   |  last reply


What kind of motion sensor?

Http://www.powerdecal.com/Page/13/ProductInfo Most motion sensors detect external movements to trigger. It seems the one on this device triggers when the car moves rather than when it detects movement from outside objects. I don't think it's a gps module. Any thoughts?

Question by zosim   |  last reply


InfaRed (IR) Motion Sensor

So...If I buy an IR Emitter LED and an IR Receiver LED ...and put them face to face...and get power to each of them....Can I somehow create a motion sensor out of that? For example, if someone walked between the 2 LEDs, it would trigger lights to go on. Is that possible?

Topic by Joe426   |  last reply


Motion sensor audio device

Hi. I wanted to make a device that would play a piece of audio that I recorded when I trigger some sort of motion sensor. I don't know what parts I would actually need as far as a motion sensor, a record/playback device, or other misc parts. I have a fair understanding of resistors and voltage but I'm pretty much a beginner. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be well appreciated.

Topic by ThePanda   |  last reply


Audio triggered by motion sensor

Hello, I am an artist and want to do a sound installation. Basically I want a movement sensor that activates sounds. There will be about 15 different sounds and each time someone passes by the movement sensor will activate a different track. Can you help me with that?!?!? I need to know how can it be done!!! Thank you Fernanda

Topic by fernandaxr   |  last reply


Motion sensor that will play a sound?

I need to create something for a class project. Basically I need something that will "scream" (play a pre-recorded sound) whenever someone gets close to it. I have almost no experience with making things like these. I imagine I will need a motion sensor of some kind and a set of speakers? What else would I need? What are some next steps? My friend told me something called an arduino might help me.

Question by fullthrottle800   |  last reply


rewire/reprogram motion sensor

I have a motion sensor that turns on an outlet when motion is detected. the fastest it can turn of it after a minute, though. i want it to cut the power after about 5 to 10 seconds. anyone know how i can do this? its with an x10 motion sensor. thanks!

Topic by timmelideo   |  last reply


Advice for PIR motion sensor

Hello, I am currently developing a wireless PIR motion sensor for my home with Arduino and I need some advices (I am new with Arduino). The product will send a signal everytime it detects someone but I need to switch on/off when I am at home. For instance, before switch on/off on the device, it will detect a movement  (and I don't want to). Is there any way to switch on/off remotely (right before entering in the house for instance) ? 1/ Infrared ? Is it consume a lot of battery ? 2/ Bluethooth ? Is it consume a lot of battery ? 3/ Other ? Thanks for your help,

Topic by arduinodev 


motion sensor that activates a recording!!!!!

Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to build a motion sensor that activates a recording. It would have to be a small unit no more than 3-5 inches. what I would like to build is that when a pereson walks by the unit they activate the sensor and a recording(that has been pre recorded) is played. Any ideas on how to do this??????

Topic by shilos   |  last reply


Arduino motion sensor camera

How do you connect the camera to the arduino at all? & how do you connect the camera to the motion sensor & make the sensor trigger the camera's on/off settings?

Topic by hthnc-student 


Motion sensor treat dispenser.

I would like to build a dispenser to give my dog a treat automatically when she drops a toy in a box. I have a treat dispenser that moves easily and can be attached to a pulley. I don't have the electronic know-how to make the rest. I am thinking a motion sensor light or driveway warning unit that sends a signal when a beam is broken could be used, but don't know how to connect it to a small motor that will only run for a couple of seconds and then stop. Any thoughts on how to do this and where I might get the equipment?

Question by lynne123   |  last reply


Walkie talkie motion sensor?

Alright, so I'm sure this isn't one of those ideas that very many will get super excited about... but I was thinking it would be cool to take a walkie talkie and put a motion sensor or event a breakable laser beam on it. In detail, the idea would be while playing paintball or something similar, you could plant it somewhere... once someone went passed it, it would use the alert function on the walkie (I don't know what the proper name is for that button, but it's the one that makes the obnoxious noise when you press it).  This would allow everyone on your team to know when the other team had passed that point. So, how would I tackle a project like this?  As an electronics newbie am I in over my head, or is this something that I could handle with a little messing around?  Ideas? Thanks!

Topic by xtraorange   |  last reply


Motion activated music playback

I am trying to make a motion activated music playback device for a charity Christmas tree. Playing back an mp3 would be ideal. Playing back a recorded file like an answering machine would work as well. I'm looking to do it relatively cheap if I can. Thanks!

Question by cmerhar3   |  last reply


sensors microcontrollers

Hiya guys is there anyone that can guide me to finding an instructable that deals with interaction in remote places using a micro-controller. For instance people in 2 different locations in the world, want to engage or enhance social bond or interaction by using a motion or proximity sensor and internet of things for instance triggering a sound or an led light that can be sensed in a remote location. So one location motion is detected and the other location this detection can also be seen, if that makes sense? For instance similar to this kind of project  http://goodnightlamp.com/ Could this be done? Thanks

Topic by Snowcoat   |  last reply


Help Identifying Sensor Component

Hello forumites: Needing some assistance in identifying a motion sensory component. Wife bought this annoying bird ornament at the dollar store the other day and the packaging stated it was motion activated. Sensitive apparently because the thing almost never shuts up. Had an idea to get a few more of them and pillage for parts to make a motion activated night light for my youngins when they get up in the middle of the night.  Funny thing is though, it doesnt look like any motion sensor Ive seen. Perhaps someone out here can throw me a bone.

Topic by Realism51   |  last reply


How to make a motion or weight sensor?

So i am trying to make a sensor to sense if they're is a certain amount of weight in a car seat, or motions. But i do not know how, i am also trying to hook it up to an app so in case the sensors pick up anything there is a notification or if the weight sensor exeds a certain weight limit. Does anyone know how to go about this?

Question by edcrobot   |  last reply


Motion sensor to motor circuit setup

Hi I'm trying to work out what I would need in terms of components and possibley wiring to produce a circuit of which will allow a motor to start for a short period of time once a motion sensor has been triggered then turn off automatically. It is basically to track whether or not something has exited a large box rather than its entry, this is so that on exit of the box the motor will change the the internal environment but not be triggered by entry, only on an additional exit. I am confortable with the mechanical side of this project however I am a novice to electronics and any help you could offer on the subject would be fantastic. If you need more information please feel free to ask. I could insert a quick sketch if this would help.

Topic by shauno22   |  last reply


pir motion sensor keychain camera controlled by arduino?

Hi I am a total novice and having discovered a project on this website i am convinced that it is the answer to my own university project. I am to create a motion sensor camera within an urban context that will be triggered by people and record their movements and the space itself. The project I am talking about https://www.instructables.com/id/Keychain-camera-with-PIR-motion-detector-controlle/It involves pir sensor keychain camera controlled by arduino. I am more than willing to have a go but from the tutorial there are no guidelines as to what components I would need and how I would go about in wiring and connecting the parts. I am searching the internet and this website. Does anybody have any experience with such work and if so could you possibly help please. Thanks?

Question by dougage78   |  last reply


Does anyone know how to hack a motion sensor to work during the day?

I have a HEATH-ZENITH motion detector that I wired to an outlet for my shipwheel prop. Everything works great except it only works at night. Is there a way so that it will work round the clock?

Question by dolphconn   |  last reply


How do I wire a fog machine to be triggered by a motion sensor?

I have a couple fog machines purchased at Target around Halloween last year. The model has a switch on an extension cord which when pressed triggers the fog machine to produce fog for 5-10 seconds. They work great but I want to use a remotely placed motion sensor, like from a motion sensor flood light to trigger the fog machine when people walk past. I purchased a replacement motion sensor module for a flood light and looked at the wiring of the switch and the fog machine but haven't figured out how to properly wire it. The motion sensor module has a "test" setting which would turn on the light fixture for 5 seconds, I want to use this to trigger the fog periodically as people walk past. Any help would be appreciated. A couple photos to show the pieces are included. If more detailed information about the wiring is needed please let me know.

Question by cbulloch   |  last reply


hi..u know how to improve go-cart using motion sensor? Answered

Im electronic student and i need to finish my project about to improve go-cart using electronic system so i want to built a car that can detect out current place in race by display it using 7 segment..its using motion sensor to detect other car that tress passing us..can anyone help me?

Question by palabuto   |  last reply


i need a light and motion sensitive cat scaring device.

I need a noise making motion sensitive device that only works when there is no light. Thoughts: want to use a plug in (no batteries) light sensitive night light (these come on when it's dark) and have it power something that is a motion sensitive noise maker that would scare a cat.  the point being these would go in a bathroom and i only want them to be active if the lights are out. hopefully cheap as I need to make two of these. willing to rip apart toys or other electronics that are easy to get. Thanks for any advice

Question by princew   |  last reply


can i even make that motion sensor even if im in the philippines?

Can i even make that motion sensor even if im in the philippines?

Question by shinra87   |  last reply


My teacher and I are having a fight in class about whether or not you can spray paint a motion sensor to not set it off Answered

Hello! My science teacher and I are having a fight in class about whether you can spray paint a motion sensor or not and that if that will cover it or set it off. Also any other ways to block/not set off a motion sensor while walking past it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Question by instructables4ever   |  last reply



sensors and servos

I am working on a piece where I need to hook up 7 servo motors to the arduino (each rotating at a different speed, some in one direction, others in the other) but basically an on/off with a motion sensor. I am using a full rotation servo. I amusing an infrared sensor but the servo is still moving (awkwardly and jerky) when not sensing motion, but then runs as normal.Here is the code I am using (right now, I am only at 1 servo – trying to get the sensor right first) : #include Servo myservo;int potPin = 0; //analog pin used to connect the sensor int ledPin = 9; //select pin for the servoint val = 0; //variable to read the value from the analog pin void setup(){   myservo.attach(9); //set up the servo as usual pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); //variable to store the value coming from the sensor   Serial.begin(9600); //for watching the speeds in the serial monitor} void loop() { val = analogRead(potPin); // read the value from the sensor   val = map(val,0,600,0,255); if (val>80) digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); //turn the ledPin on    else if (val<80) digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); //turn the LedPin off   Serial.println(val); delay(10); } – any suggestions?

Topic by wwischer 


How to make a randomly generated sound trigger with motion detection?

I have a project that i want to do that involves a Motion sensor that when it detects motion it plays 1 of {X} sound files. I have no idea what supplies i need so if someone could help that would be great.  Basically im wanting to hide the speaker behind a prop i want to build {possibly made of wood} and have the sensor facing the front so when someone walks by. 

Question by darkdecay   |  last reply


seeking arduino developer for a small LED / Motion sensor based art project - Los angeles.

Hello  I am a los angeles based artist who is looking for a part time developer who can help design and develop a small circuit which shall include led lights / motion sensors for a small art project.  I do have a small budget for this.  Please contact me at dakshsahni@gmail.com I am looking for someone who lives in LA preferably.  Thanks much daksh

Question by daksh.sahni.9   |  last reply


Turn multiple LEDs on when motion is detected?

Hi, I'm working on a code where the situation is "if motion sensor reads movement, turn one led on'. This has to happen three times. When the motion sensor read 3 times a movement, the third and las led will turn on, which activates the servo motor to move. Right now I'm stuck at some points in the code: - How do I write that by the first movement, only the first one will turn on, and keeps it on, until the second movement has bean read, which turns on the second one? - How do I count, that when the third led is on, the servo motor will rotate? - When the servo motor has rotated enough, how do I stop the motor? (I have to write motor.write(90), but where? This is how my code is right now: int sensor = 2; int beweging = LOW; int waarde = 0; int analogInPin = A0; int sensorValue = 0; int aantalLED = 0; #include Servo motor; void setup() {   pinMode(2, OUTPUT);   pinMode(3, OUTPUT);   pinMode(4, OUTPUT);   Serial.begin(9600);   motor.attach(9); } void loop() {   waarde = digitalRead(sensor);   if (beweging = LOW) {     Serial.println("Motion detected!");     beweging = HIGH;     digitalWrite(2, HIGH);     digitalWrite(3, LOW);     digitalWrite(4, LOW);   }   else if (beweging = HIGH) {       Serial.println("Motion stopped!");       beweging = LOW;     }   else if (beweging = LOW) {     Serial.println("Motion detected!");     beweging = HIGH;     digitalWrite(2, HIGH);     digitalWrite(3, HIGH);     digitalWrite(4, LOW);   }   else if (beweging = HIGH) {     Serial.println("Motion stopped!");     beweging = LOW;   }   else if (beweging = LOW) {     Serial.println("Motion detected!");     beweging = HIGH;     digitalWrite(2, HIGH);     digitalWrite(3, HIGH);     digitalWrite(4, HIGH);   }   if (aantalLED > 3) {     motor.write(0);   }   } }

Question by xMisaaaki   |  last reply


Convert motion activated prop to timed/random

I've searched for weeks for an answer that doesn't require a PhD in electrical engineering and hope someone here can help. I have a motion activated Halloween prop (walk by and it talks, etc) however, it requires quite a bit of light in order to detect the motion. I'd like to either put it on a timer and/or just let it chatter randomly so that it will actually be useful. I love the phrases he uses more than  the prop itself and plan to remove it's electronics to place in a different prop. However, it's pointless if it remains quiet as we won't have him close enough to a bright light source to make him talk. Help? Thanks Elaine

Topic by eschmeck   |  last reply


DRIVEWAY OBSERVATION & SIGNAL plus GATE OPENER

We have a hidden driveway into our rental property, blocked by a large electronic gate.  Need something to detect a vehicle in the drive (either a motion sensor or a touchpad type thing?) that will make, for example, a doorbell ring in the house, and a viewing camera that can handle tropical rains, that will show up on something like a baby monitor inside the home.  The gate has two remotes, rather cumbersome and easily misplaced.  We would prefer to keep these in the two vehicles and have a button or three in the house and garage, to enable us to activate the gate opening without having to go get the remote from the car.  I would like some ideas, plans etc as although I have some electronics knowledge I need someone who has perhaps already built something like this. Any ideas, anyone?

Topic by Island-itis   |  last reply


Motion Sensor Mp3 Stereo PLayer

How would I would I go about making a Motion Sensor Mp3 player using my Stereo.  I want to have the ability to play an mp3 file using my Stereo when people pass nearby the sensor.  I want something loud and very realistic.  I am unsatisfied with the reviews of the below mentioned products.   I want to be able to play the mp3 file - motion sensor using my stereo player. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YFP2GG https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Motion-Activated-Audio-Player/dp/B019R07FR4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid;=1505256883&sr;=8-7&keywords;=motion+sensor+mp3

Topic by WesleyK18   |  last reply


How To Make A Motion Sensor Flamethrower

I have been tinkering with an idea on how to make a motion sensor flamethrower, I start with an "Air Wick" i-motion then i am trying to add a light or igniter attachmentl. I made a prototype but then it lit on fire and then exploded so im working on an idea that wont have the metal burn. If you have any ideas on how to make this work better comment or just send me a message!

Topic by camdog7d   |  last reply


Motion Triggered Horns

I'm starting this one over, I made a mess of the last topic. Essentially what I'm starting with is a driveway wireless alert system (http://imgur.com/a/RgDeG)  and a car horn. The car horn is wired to a push button switch. (http://imgur.com/lg7Gbvj) What I'm trying to do is replace the [S] (switch) with this wireless trigger. The alarm speaker outputs at a very low voltage, ~0.08v: https://vimeo.com/75827101 The alarm LED's output 1.75v (measured from + on the one LED and - on the other, there are three total, in series) What would be the best place to tap in to get voltage from to trigger the relay? I think from the previous post I'll need a transistor switch of some sort? This is the part I need help with. Usage: Tractor pulling hayrack riders over a bridge, I'll place the sensors ahead of the horns so by the time the tractor is at the sensor the hayrack is right at the horns. Hope I posted in the right spot. Thanks

Topic by jinstructr   |  last reply


MOTION SENSOR TP TISSUE DISPENSER

I HAVE TO MAKE UP A THING FOR SCHOOL FOR BASICALLY A MINIATURE  PAPER TOWEL DISPENSER. ITS GOING TO BE USED FOR TOILET TISSUE AND I HAVE NO IDEA ON WHAT TO DO. IVE DONE RESEARCH AND FOUND A MOTION SENSOR I COULD USE BUT THATS ABOUT IT. I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ON THIS SUBJECT SO IF ANYONE COULD POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THAT WOULD BE GREAT. I JUST BASICALLY NEED TO KNOW PARTS AND COST... 

Topic by smurf1701   |  last reply


Using a motion sensor to trigger sound

Hey guys, I'm trying to trigger audio with a PIR sensor but with no joy. I was hoping that someone on here would be able to help! I've got: Oomlout SPD61 PIR sensor Omron 5v relay g6a-234-bs Voice recorder Cebek C9701 5v Voltage regulator L7805CV with 9v battery attached and 8ohm speaker (these both work fine). Can anyone draw me a diagram of how I'm supposed to connect the sensor to the relay to the voice recorder? I would be so grateful!! Dolly x

Topic by Dolly Mix   |  last reply


How can I install motion sensors for the lighting in my room? Answered

I would like to have a motion sensor in my room that would turn on my ceiling lights and last for an hour. benefits: Never forgetting to turn the lights off, not wasting time in my room, taking breaks from computers and saving money.

Question by Houdinipeter   |  last reply


Converting 120v motion sensor to run on 12v?

HomeDepot sells a motion sensor for home security lighting with a 270* viewing angle for $22. I'd like to convert one of these units to run off of 12v, keeping the timing relay intact. Has anyone attempted this?

Question by skuypers   |  last reply


Motion sensor capture/record image/video

How to create motion sensor to capture/record image/video using arduino camera using pir sensor and arduino uno.

Question by rusydir1 


PIR sensor help !!

I have a PIR sensor.. initially when i tested it using an led.. the led used to turn on when it detected motion.. now it happens vice-a-versa . Any suggestions to rectify the problem?

Question by imakethings   |  last reply