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Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript by Ruben Oliva Ramos

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Detecting motion with a PIR sensor

We will build a project with a common home automation sensor: a motion sensor (PIR). Have you ever noticed those little white plastic modules that are in the top corners in some rooms of the houses, the modules that change color to red when someone walks in front of them? That's exactly what we will do in this project.

The motion sensor must have three pins: two for the power supply and one for the signal. You should also use a 5V voltage level to be compatible with the Arduino card, which also operates at 5V. The following image shows a simple motion sensor:

Detecting motion with a PIR sensor

For practical purposes, we will use the signal input 8 ...

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