MP3 Trigger V2, PIR & Arduino

Hi newby looking for some help with a project.

I have the Robertsonics MP3 Trigger linked through the Arduino outputting from digital pin 13 (Ard) to trigger 1 (MP3) and a Parallax PIR outputting to pin 3.

I need the PIR to detect movement and play one song for the full 10 minutes of the track without skipping or restarting then continue playing if movement is still detected.

Attached is the code im using at the moment but the audio restarts every so often back at the start of the track, its my first time using the Arduino and am a bit lost and feel its going to be a big learning curve.

My code that ive borrowed to base my project on


  • //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  • //making sense of the Parallax PIR sensor’s output
  • //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  • Switches a LED according to the state of the sensors output pin.
  • Determines the beginning and end of continuous motion sequences.
  • @author: Kristian Gohlke / krigoo () gmail () com /
  • @date: 3. September 2006
  • kr1 (cleft) 2006
  • released under a creative commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0” license
  • The Parallax PIR Sensor is an easy to use digital infrared motion sensor module.
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  • The sensor’s output pin goes to HIGH if motion is present.
  • However, even if motion is present it goes to LOW from time to time,
  • which might give the impression no motion is present.
  • This program deals with this issue by ignoring LOW-phases shorter than a given time,
  • assuming continuous motion is present during these phases.

//the time we give the sensor to calibrate (10-60 secs according to the datasheet)
int calibrationTime = 30;

//the time when the sensor outputs a low impulse
long unsigned int lowIn;

//the amount of milliseconds the sensor has to be low
//before we assume all motion has stopped
long unsigned int pause = 5000;

boolean lockLow = true;
boolean takeLowTime;

int pirPin = 3; //the digital pin connected to the PIR sensor’s output
int ledPin = 13;

void setup(){
pinMode(pirPin, INPUT);
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
digitalWrite(pirPin, LOW);

//give the sensor some time to calibrate
Serial.print(“calibrating sensor “);
for(int i = 0; i < calibrationTime; i++){
Serial.println(" done");
Serial.println(“SENSOR ACTIVE”);

void loop(){

if(digitalRead(pirPin) == HIGH){
digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); //the led visualizes the sensors output pin state
//makes sure we wait for a transition to LOW before any further output is made:
lockLow = false;
Serial.print(“motion detected at “);
Serial.println(” sec”);
takeLowTime = true;

if(digitalRead(pirPin) == LOW){
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); //the led visualizes the sensors output pin state

lowIn = millis(); //save the time of the transition from high to LOW
takeLowTime = false; //make sure this is only done at the start of a LOW phase
//if the sensor is low for more than the given pause,
//we assume that no more motion is going to happen
if(!lockLow && millis() - lowIn > pause){
//makes sure this block of code is only executed again after
//a new motion sequence has been detected
lockLow = true;
Serial.print(“motion ended at “); //output
Serial.print((millis() - pause)/1000);
Serial.println(” sec”);