Raspberry Pi LESSON 37: Raspberry Pi Security System


In this lesson we add an audible alarm to our security system. I am connecting to a Bluetooth speaker, and then using the pygame library to play an alarm sound. The pygame library will play any .mp3 file, so search the internet and find a suitable alarm sound for your system. I amusing an air raid siren, and really like it! Below for your convenience is the code we develop in this video:


Raspberry Pi LESSON 36: Motion Detection Alarm System With LCD and Keypad

In this lesson we show the basic framework for an Alarm System with operator control through a keypad, and output to an LCD screen. We incorporate a PIR sensor to detect motion. In the next lesson we will add an audible alarm. For your convenience, the code developed in the above video is included below:


Library for Reading a 16 Button Keypad on the Raspberry Pi

In this lesson we show you how to create a Python Class and Library that allows you to easily get user input on a Raspberry Pi from a 16 button keypad. This will allow very easy interaction with the keypad.

The Library Code which we develop in the video is presented below for your convenience:

To use this code as a library, save it in the same folder as your python programs, and save it as KPLIB.py


This is a simple demo program that calls the library above, to receive input from the keypad.


Creating a programmable Temperature Alarm with the Raspberry Pi

In this video lesson we show how to create a programmable temperature alarm using the Raspberry Pi, the DHT11 sensor, the ADC0834, a potentiometer and a buzzer. The results are displayed on a LCD1602 LCD display with a i2c connection. The device operates in either program mode or monitor mode. Pressing the button puts you in programming mode. In this mode you turn the potentiometer until your desired set temperature is reached. Then pressing the button again will switch you to monitor mode. In monitor mode the current temperature and humidity are displayed on the LCD. When the temperature exceeds your setpoint, the buzzer will release an audible alarm. Below is the schematic for our build.

temperature sensor
This schematic shows how to create a programmable temperature alarm

Making The World a Better Place One High Tech Project at a Time. Enjoy!