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Been meaning to do this for a while but finally got a chance to spend a couple hours this morning playing around with my Arduino and getting a feel for the way PIR sensors send signals back and forth using their internal relay. I have a few ideas for projects where I use the PIR to enable a GoPro or other camera to shoot some time lapse photos or real-time video dependent on the amount of motion. For example, if the PIR sees my bugs molting or moving around it will decide if it’s going to record or take time lapse depending on how much motion there actually is. This isn’t anything I’ll be done with soon, but it’s a simple idea I bet I can get to work if I had the time to spend on building it. Feel free to share thoughts and suggestions in the comments.
In half a day, I learned (and now understand) how to properly read electrical diagrams and schematics, how the Arduino Uno receives, retains, and sends information in practical uses… and I learned how a security PIR relay switch works in both security and non-security applications and why to use one versus another for a project I just recently thought up.
Don’t ever fucking tell me you want to do something but don’t have the money for school or don’t have the knowledge to do what you wanna do. Fucking Google It.