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A web connected PIR motion sensor detecting movement running on Raspberry Pi

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A web connected PIR motion sensor on Raspberry Pi

This project provides a webthing API to a PIR motion sensor such as descriped here.

The pi_pir_webthing package exposes an http webthing endpoint which supports detecting motion via http. E.g.

# webthing has been started on host


   "motion": true,
   "last_motion": "2020-09-28T08:04:02.330388"

The RaspberryPi/PIR sensor hardware setup and wiring may look like HC SR501 example.

To install the software you may usePIP package manager such as shown below

sudo pip install pi_pir_webthing

After this installation you may start the webthing http endpoint inside your python code or via command line using

sudo pir --command listen --port 9544 --gpio 14

Here, the webthing API will be bind on port 9544 and be connected to the PIR pin using gpio 14

Alternatively to the listen command, you can use the register command to register and start the webthing service as systemd unit. By doing this the webthing service will be started automatically on boot. Starting the server manually using the listen command is no longer necessary.

sudo pir --command register --port 9544 --gpio 14

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