This tutorial may be outdated. It is no longer recommended for beginners, and may need modifications to code or hardware that is not indicated in the tutorial.

Other Things to Do

Now that you have a means of sending email from your Arduino, this opens up all sorts of possibilities You could add different types of sensor, and perhaps send yourself hourly temperature reports by email.

The PIR sensor could be used directly with the Arduino to play a warning tone or turn on LEDs.

About the Author.

Simon Monk is author of a number of books relating to Open Source Hardware. The following books written by Simon are available from Adafruit: Programming Arduino, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius and Programming the Raspberry Pi.

This guide was first published on Feb 28, 2013. It was last updated on Feb 28, 2013. This page (Other Things to Do) was last updated on May 18, 2019.