So I landed on the Owl idea that uses the motion sensor.
The narrative around this is derived from my personal life and the problem of my sisters and friends never remembering to text me that they made it home safe from a night out. More times then not the conversations goes, “Text me when you get home so I know you made it safe!” and then they get home and forget and I stay up wondering if something has happened to them.
I’m evolving the Night owl plush nightlight into a “lookout device.” The owl will have a motion sensor device that will trigger a text message when someone walks in the door (alerting whomever that their friend made it home safe). I would love (if possible ) to include a “set on” or “look out” function where as my friends and I separate I or my friend can turn on the the sensor, and glowing LED light, so that it is only searching for a specific time frame that turns off when the person gets home.
Below is my Bill of materials:
- Feather Huzzah (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2821)
- PIR motion sensor (https://tinkersphere.com/sensors/738-pir-motion-sensor.html)
- (4) Neopixel mini LED’s (same kind used for halloween costume)
- Lithium Ion Polymer Battery -3.7v https://www.adafruit.com/product/1578
- 10k ohm resistor…?
**Does this need a breadboard or can I solder the circuit? having a hard time figuring out how to connect the powers and grounds with this feather Huzzah board but below is my initial thought.
TBD…. not sure if i want to evolve it to more of a “hard object” home good or keep it a soft good. Based slightly on whether or not I need a bread board to make this possible.
Sample circuit wit Resistor.