You can build your own motion detection system to control your room lighting, using the FunHouse, LIFX WiFi light bulbs, and CircuitPython.

Set up a high tech night light. Or a darkroom warning light. Or a psychedelic chill-out zone. All of these things are possible with the mini PIR sensor that detects the presence of a person (or other large IR heat source) and flips the bulb to the color and brightness you decide.

Also uses the FunHouse buttons and display to pause and arm the system as well as to adjust the active timer.


Top-down video of Adafruit Funhouse PCB. The TFT display shows a data readout, and the NeoPixel LEDs glow rainbow colors.
Home is where the heart's also where we keep all our electronic bits. So why not wire it up with sensors and actuators to turn our house into an electronic wonderland....
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Topdown video of 3-pin PIR sensor assembled onto a breadboard. A hand passes over the sensor, and a blue LED to light up.
PIR sensors are used to detect motion from pets/humanoids from about 5 meters away (possibly works on zombies, not guaranteed). This sensor is much smaller than most PIR modules, which...
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LIFX WiFi Light Bulb

WiFi enabled, hub-less, color/color-temperature changing smart bulb by LIFX (there are other WiFi bulbs out there, but this project is specifically coded for LIFX brand bulbs).

Any of their bulbs will work, and you can modify the code to control multiple bulbs if you like.

USB Type A to Type C Cable - approx 1 meter / 3 ft long
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit. This  USB Type A to Type C cable will help you with the transition to USB C, even if you're still...
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5V 2A Switching Power Supply with  USB-A Connector
Our 5V 2A USB power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, or anything else that's power-hungry!This adapter was...
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This guide was first published on Apr 28, 2021. It was last updated on Jul 23, 2024.

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