PhidgetBoard with Raspberry Pi and Tripwire

I very luckily got landed with a:

I wired the Tripwire sensor to the Phidget board as described in the wiring diagram and as shown in the video:

I connected the USB cable from the Phidgets Board to the USB port on a Raspberry Pi 3 and proceeded to compile the Phidget libraries on the Pi (info):

Compile Phidget LibrariesI then tested some C code examples:

That successfully showed the Phidgets Board serial number so I moved on to the Python libraries:


With the python libraries installed I downloaded and tested a sample Python script:

Selection_001Next I ran:

Selection_004This showed details of the Phidget Board including sensors connected to the Input/Output pins. When I activated and tripped the tripwire I could see the True/False outputs as follows:

Selection_003Next I amended the script to print out a message when the sensor was tripped and to play a sound file. This could obviously be improved but is a starting point for what we are aiming to do.









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