In this lesson you will learn how to use a PIR movement detector with an Arduino and to have the Arduino communicate with a Python program running on your computer to send an email whenever movement is detected by the sensor.

The Arduino is the heart of this project. It 'listens' to the PIR sensor and when motion is detect, instructs the computer via the USB port to send an email.

This guide was first published on Feb 28, 2013. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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