In the Maker Shed: PIR Sensor

In the Maker Shed: PIR Sensor


The PIR sensor, from the Maker Shed, is a great way to add motion sensing capabilities to your project. It uses an infrared sensitive element enclosed by a Fresnel lens to detect changes in heat patterns up to 20 feet away. The simple 3-pin connection lets you easily create alarm systems, motion activated lighting, security cameras, or anything else that needs to sense movement.

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