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"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.

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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


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


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


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


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.

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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  


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


Bidirectional PIR motion

Hi everyone..I'm an absolute beginner in arduino and have a simple scenario i'd like to program.I have 2 PIR motion sensors in a passage or corridor.If i pass from PIR1 to PIR2 i want a relay to activate a green light.If i pass from PIR2 to PIR1 i want another red colour light to activate...BUT....not to reactivate the PIR1 triggered light.can anyone pleeeeeeease help.note: the PIR sensors are about 6 meters apartThanks in advance for any advice.

Question by MoesartSudan    |  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


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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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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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


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


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  


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


PIR motion detector

My roommates and I decided that we wanted an electronic project to work on and we chose to try out making a motion detector. The only thing is, we really have no idea how.We have this PIR sensor, a small PC board, some wire, a buzzer and soldering equipment.My question is, how can we make a motion detector that buzzes when it senses motion? What more do we need to buy?We have looked online but couldn't find anything for people that really have no idea what to do.Thanks for any help!

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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


IRCF 360 like 3d Motion sensor

I want to make my own VR system. I'll be making an oculus rift like VR headset (courtesy: a brilliant instructable called Nova) but I need help making a 3D motion sensor. Looked for many options but finally settled for IRCF 360 but the problem is there are not yet selling the sensor. So if anyone has any idea how to make one like it, please help. Thanx. Here is the link for reference- http://www.robotmaker.eu/products-2/ircf360

Topic by VirajS1    |  last reply


Advice- Need a Hack for Motion Sensor and LED

I am new to this electronics thing and could use some advice. I am trying to build a very simple prototype for a ceiling made of LEDs or EL panels that would light up when people walk below.  It will need some kind of motion sensor or infrared sensor. I was hoping to hack an existing product that has both parts. I am not very experienced with this kind of thing and don't have a lot of time to learn before this project is due. Anybody have any ideas?

Topic by rosstar    |  last reply


How to use a motion sensor to trigger sound? Answered

Hey guys, I initially posted this in the forums but someone suggested I put it here. 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). This is loosely based on the following instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-graffiti/ But the instructions relating to the wiring was not very detailed.  Some people have suggested that I would also need a transistor between the sensor and the 5v relay (which was not mentioned in the instructable), can anyone confirm this? If anyone could 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

Question by Dolly Mix    |  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 motion sensor LED control with Arduino.

Hello, I have one PIR motion sensor, Arduino nano, 12v LED strip, 12v Power supply, 5v - 4 channel relay. I want to make a circuit which is when motion i will be detected My desk led strip will turn on. And It will turned on until I left my desk. So Led should be turned on constantly when i am present in my desk. I hope you guys understand.

Topic by tanjin.affiliate  


Rf motion sensor connected to USB receiver

I am JUST getting into home builds and i want someone that can help me or make one for me.. I want a motion sensor device that can send a signal to a USB receiver.. I then want the usb receiver to inturpert the signal and do something .. - like open or toggle a program on that computer... ultimately it would be a cubical boss alert device.. when it detects motion it automatically flips my application! :) Any takers? Ryan

Topic by rmwilson  


How to Interface IR and motion sensors to a PC ???

 Hello everybody I am working on a project  where i am supposed to get signals of sensors into my computer and use these signals to generate some kind of event.Since i am new to this field, can someone guide me on how to connect sensors to a pc and how to receive signals for processing. Thanks in advance

Topic by farazalam  


add proximity/motion sensors to any lamp.

Hello people of earth! I am making an installation about the Swedish summer. One of the main part of the installation are lights that react to you when you stand close to them. With react I mean, when one gets close enough, the lights should be switched on. if one leaves again, the lights should be switched of. Do any of you have an idea how this could work? I've been researching the web for ages, but with little result. Hope to get some feedback! Boris

Topic by Summer365    |  last reply


Passive (Pyroelectric) Infrared Motion Sensor Design?

I am trying to build a pyroelectric infrared sensor using a KC778B from scratch. I have gotten my system to work using PIR modules, but because I am using 100 of them in my project, it ends up costing almost $900 more to do than building it from scratch (even including paying a machine to assemble the extra components). However, the prototype I built doesn't work. It worked when I did it using a PIR module, so the LED charging circuit is fine -- but the sensor block is not. I went through the datasheet carefully and didn't see anything particularly odd, and scoping the pins also showed no noise to speak of. I found an example online of how to use the chip, and their system was very similar to mine, except with extra features that I had eliminated. Basically, the behavior is that it does not output a voltage indicating detected motion for a random appearing length of time, and then outputs only detection events. The attached LED light is off for most of the time, and then turns on, never to turn off again. Perhaps the sensitivity is too low, perhaps the controller and PIR sensor element aren't compatible, I just have no idea. The PIR sensor is the PIR_D203S. It says it requires 3-15V to run and the drain reference on the PIR controller chip is only 2.5V, so I thought that could be the problem. However, connecting D directly to 5VDC did not fix anything. I just ordered two PIR sensors that say they go to 2VDC, but I'm not optimistic that this is the problem. I also did not include the 1k resistor on the output to the LED control transistor; could that cause the system to stick on or off? I did also not bypass the power supply, but I'm seeing it freeze, not flicker, so again I am doubtful. I really cannot think of any other places where this could fail -- perhaps the offset voltage on the PIR sensor, maybe the frequency of the turn off circuit -- but everywhere I look the datasheets imply that my circuit should be fine as is. I'm kind of doubtful that instructables can help, but I have no where else to turn. These things are apparently too cheap for anyone to bother building them themselves, and there are only even one or two controller chips in existence.

Question by neltnerb    |  last reply


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


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?

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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?

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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.

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