It’s hard to tell when a room on another floor, or across the building is occupied or vacant. At Adafruit we have a popular meeting room however sometimes it’s being used and if you want to have a meeting, you have to wait or go somewhere else. How handy would it be if we had a public dashboard to view if the room is occupied? Using an Adafruit FunHouse board, a infrared PIR sensor, and AdafruitIO WipperSnapper, we can make it happen.
Additionally, in the bonus section, you can install a status light to add a layer of visibility to the room’s occupancy status.
If you've never used WipperSnapper, click below to read through the Quickstart WipperSnapper guide before continuing.
Other materials needed:
- A piece of cardboard sized 2" x 7" or larger. The thicker cardboard the better. This will be used to mount the PIR sensor.
- A box cutter
- A pen or pencil
- A mat to cut cardboard on
- Single-sided scotch tape or similar
- Double-sided tape OR thumb tacks
Parts for the status light (optional):
For the lighting connections to the Stemma relay, you can choose:
Which will require:
OR keep things simple with: