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jessabu

Hello. I' doing a project involving the use of sensors and one of the sensors I am using is the PIR motion sensor.

I used this code from https://raw.github.com/jedgarpark/Make_PIR_Sensor/master/MAKE_PIR_Sensor.pde
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// Uses a PIR sensor to detect movement, buzzes a buzzer
// more info here: http://blog.makezine.com/projects/pir-sensor-arduino-alarm/
//
// based upon:
// PIR sensor tester by Limor Fried of Adafruit
// tone code by michael@thegrebs.com

 
int ledPin = 13;                // choose the pin for the LED
int inputPin = 2;               // choose the input pin (for PIR sensor)
int pirState = LOW;             // we start, assuming no motion detected
int val = 0;                    // variable for reading the pin status
int pinSpeaker = 10;           //Set up a speaker on a PWM pin (digital 9, 10, or 11)

void setup() {
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);      // declare LED as output
  pinMode(inputPin, INPUT);     // declare sensor as input
  pinMode(pinSpeaker, OUTPUT);
  Serial.begin(9600);
}

void loop(){
  val = digitalRead(inputPin);  // read input value
  if (val == HIGH) {            // check if the input is HIGH
    digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);  // turn LED ON
    playTone(300, 160);
    delay(150);

   
    if (pirState == LOW) {
      // we have just turned on
      Serial.println("Motion detected!");
      // We only want to print on the output change, not state
      pirState = HIGH;
    }
  } else {
      digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); // turn LED OFF
      playTone(0, 0);
      delay(300);   
      if (pirState == HIGH){
      // we have just turned off
      Serial.println("Motion ended!");
      // We only want to print on the output change, not state
      pirState = LOW;
    }
  }
}
// duration in mSecs, frequency in hertz
void playTone(long duration, int freq) {
    duration *= 1000;
    int period = (1.0 / freq) * 1000000;
    long elapsed_time = 0;
    while (elapsed_time < duration) {
        digitalWrite(pinSpeaker,HIGH);
        delayMicroseconds(period / 2);
        digitalWrite(pinSpeaker, LOW);
        delayMicroseconds(period / 2);
        elapsed_time += (period);
    }
}


I had to modify it since I'm not using a LED.

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int inputPin = 2;               // choose the input pin (for PIR sensor)
int pirState = LOW;             // we start, assuming no motion detected
int val = 0;                    // variable for reading the pin status
int pinSpeaker = 10;           //Set up a speaker on a PWM pin (digital 9, 10, or 11)

void setup() {
  pinMode(inputPin, INPUT);     // declare sensor as input
  pinMode(pinSpeaker, OUTPUT);
  Serial.begin(9600);
}

void loop(){
  val = digitalRead(inputPin);  // read input value
  if (val == HIGH) {            // check if the input is HIGH
    playTone(300, 160);
    delay(150);

    if (pirState == LOW) {
      // we have just turned on
      Serial.println("Motion detected!");
      // We only want to print on the output change, not state
      pirState = HIGH;
    }
  } else {
      playTone(0, 0);
      delay(300);   
      if (pirState == HIGH){
      // we have just turned off
      Serial.println("Motion ended!");
      // We only want to print on the output change, not state
      pirState = LOW;
    }
  }
}
// duration in mSecs, frequency in hertz
void playTone(long duration, int freq) {
    duration *= 1000;
    int period = (1.0 / freq) * 1000000;
    long elapsed_time = 0;
    while (elapsed_time < duration) {
        digitalWrite(pinSpeaker,HIGH);
        delayMicroseconds(period / 2);
        digitalWrite(pinSpeaker, LOW);
        delayMicroseconds(period / 2);
        elapsed_time += (period);
    }
}


When I uploaded the code, the buzzer buzzed a certain number of times and would stop and start again, but the sensor wasn't detecting anything moving. I'm not sure what else to do next since I followed the schematic.

I used this tutorial: https://makezine.com/projects/pir-sensor-arduino-alarm/

Thank you for all the help.

wvmarle

the sensor wasn't detecting anything moving.
Are you sure about that? If so, how?

The PIR output will remain active for some time upon detecting movement. If new movement is detected within that period, it will reset that time and remain active. Very little movement is enough.
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