Is there a leak in the basement? Did a pipe burst? Is the AC dripping? Before you run down to check, what if instead you received an alert on your phone? Using an Adafruit FunHouse, a water sensor, and WipperSnapper, this can be accomplished in minutes (and with no coding)!
In this guide, we’ll set up a water sensor inside Adafruit’s factory. In the AC (Air Conditioning) room, the units drip lots of water in the summertime. We’ll place our water sensor and FunHouse inside the room under one of the units, then if the floor is ever wet, the facilities team will get an email notification alerting the presence of water. This will help prevent water damage before it’s too late. And it can be done without a single line of code thanks to WipperSnapper and AdafruitIO.
If you've never used WipperSnapper, click below to read through the Quickstart WipperSnapper guide before continuing.
In order to send email notifications within AdafruitIO, you will need an AdafruitIO Plus account. There are two options to choose from, a monthly or yearly membership. There is a way to do this project without a Plus membership but it is not recommended.
- Scotch tape or similar
- Power extension cable
- Zip ties