Step 1 is to get your Funhouse set up in the Adafruit IO WipperSnapper page. Follow the instructions in the Quickstart guide to do this. 

Set Up the IR Sensor

  • From the WipperSnapper page, click "New Component"
  • Select "Beam Sensor"
  • Name the sensor
  • Choose A2 from the drop-down list

Test the IR Sensor

Next, test out the water sensor to verify it's working properly.

  • Position the ends of the sensor to face each other with some tape.
  • Now place your hand inbetween both sides of the sensor to "break" the beam.
  • Check the WipperSnapper device page to see if the value changes from "unbroken" to "broken" for your sensor.

Troubleshooting the Sensor

If you are not receiving feedback from the sensor, verify the following:

  • The sensor is correctly wired according to the directions on the "Add the IR Sensor" page
  • The Stemma cable is connected to the A2 pin on the FunHouse
  • The sensor ends are not more than 20" or 50cm from each other.

This guide was first published on Nov 10, 2021. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Set up FunHouse) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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