Making a motion sensor that sends text messages
For the first project of this chapter, we are going to attach a motion sensor to the Raspberry Pi board and make the Raspberry Pi Zero send us a text message whenever motion is detected. For that, we are going to use IFTTT to make the link between our Raspberry Pi and our phone. Indeed, whenever IFTTT will receive a trigger from the Raspberry Pi, it will automatically send us a text message.
Lets first connect the PIR motion sensor to the Raspberry Pi. For that, simply connect the VCC pin of the sensor to a 3.3V pin of the Raspberry Pi, GND to GND, and the OUT pin of the sensor to GPIO18 of the Raspberry Pi.
This is the final result:
Let's now add our first channel to IFTTT, which will allow us later ...