Motion-activated devices have been around for a while. They are an excellent way to save money if you have a habit of leaving the lights or fan on while you're not in the room.

With the FunHouse, it's easy to set up your own motion activated device using a PIR sensor. This guide will take you through setting up a FunHouse board to control an outlet strip that you can plug a light or fan into. For this guide, we're going to use a fan.

This project is designed so you can either use the FunHouse as a standalone device or interface with Home Assistant to optionally control the device as well. If you want to get creative, you can use it to do things like automatically turning off your TV to encourage you to keep moving around every so often.


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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Controllable Four Outlet Power Relay Module
Say goodbye to hazardous high voltage wiring and create the Internet of Things with safe, reliable power control....
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Angled shot of STEMMA JST PH 3-Pin to Male Header Cable - 200mm.
This cable will let you turn a JST PH 3-pin cable port into 3 individual wires with high-quality 0.1" male header plugs on the end. We're carrying these to match up with our...
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Angled shot of four magnet feet.
Got a glorious RGB Matrix project you want to mount and display in your workspace or home? If you have one of the matrix panels listed below, you'll need a pack of these...
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USB Type A to Type C Cable - 1ft - 0.3 meter
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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Extending the Wires

If you would like to extend the connection between the FunHouse and the Outlet Relay Module, Adafruit has the parts for that too.

Small spool of black wire
This wire is flexible, strong, and super easy to solder, too! Stranded core wire is best used for wiring jigs where theres bending or movement expected. Works well with...
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JST PH 2.0mm Pitch Connector 220 Piece Kit with many connectors and contacts in opened box
Totally 220 pieces, this 2.0mm Pitch Kit with JST-PH Connectors  is a must-have for your workstation. You'll have enough sockets and...
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Universal Crimping Pliers - 1.0 to 1.9mm Size Contacts.
Make cables and wiring harnesses with ease using the best crimping pliers we've used. These precision machined crimpers will turn you into a pro, with no more painful struggles...
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Top view of a clear plastic storage box opened up with several compartments of variously sized wire ferrules.
Crimping's not just for 80s hair metal bands! When your project requires repeated insertion and removal with minimal strain, why not check out the reliable wire...
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This guide was first published on May 05, 2021. It was last updated on Jul 24, 2024.

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