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Nice instructable. I'm using something very similar (but with a DIY pressure pad) for notifying us when our feral cat warming huts are in use.
Nicely done! Using your post for inspiration, I made a similar one and placed it under the beds in our warming huts for our feral cats. Instead of hooking up to an Arduino though, I simply wired it to the contact points on a GoControl Z-wave contact switch so it works with SmartThings. Now, when a cat lays down in the warming hut, I get a notification that "Bed 1 is occupied." Works great! Thanks!
Great use of the waterproof box for this. Going to use one like that to make my mailbox notification system. Thanks for sharing!
MidnightMaker: It's hard to believe it's been almost 5 years ago that you created and posted this! Despite numerous advances in home automation (SmartThings, IoT, etc.), THIS - and ONLY THIS has worked FLAWLESSLY since installing it years ago! Same with the other two that you helped me make then installed on neighbor's houses. This is proof that a great design stands the test of time! Thank you again for sharing this amazing instructable and for all the help you've offered to us all in these past 5 years!
Thank you again for this great instructable! Here's my finished one and a link to it in action at youtube: https://youtu.be/V5ct4-Jol-k
Ouch. I put this together as your video instructs but got an error in the setup for line 32 and line 38. I see others have had this issue but can't see where/if there is a fix. Please advise. Thanks!
Thank you for this! FYI - I'm using the Raspberry Pie as a go-between (HA bridge) with the Harmony Hub to control all home entertainment stuff. Works much better than IFTTT. Wondering if installing this on the Pi, then installing the HA bridge could act as an all-in-one thus eliminating the physical Echo all together?
Thanks for the idea and nicely detailed instructions! I made this yesterday in a slightly different configuration. Didn't need an additional relay because the remote already had a 6 amp one in it. Here's mine:
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