Is the bathroom free? Find out with Raspberry Pi
“He Busy” is classic battle cry that carries frustration and despair of one who seeks the truth of the universe on the throne. But in reality, the problem is with the outside , who also bound to contain the critical evacuation, discover just made a career worthless. In other words: How can we know if the bath is idle remotely? The project WC Occupancy Detector has the answer.
It is a moment of meditation and relaxation in flowing ideas and possibilities are considered. The reading material is usually a good partner but there are many who prefer the chemical properties of a cigarette. Sure … peace to the crisis there is hardly a closed door apart. Sentenced who won us the game for a handful of seconds and basks in the temporary sanctuary, while we started like so many times the mythical battle between body and mind . A short walk, stay, sit, cross your legs, getting hit.Find a casual distraction or an intense challenge logical place the biological process in a small standby. Can you avoid such torture? I reckon so and oddly enough, the technology may have its place if applied in the right way.
This idea leads to the project WC Occupancy Detector by Miguel Palhas and Peter Costa of the University of Minho in Portugal. In essence, what they propose is to combine a Raspberry Pi with AirPi module and a fair amount of code to shape an occupancy detector system in one or more bathrooms.Once the sensor and the server configured, all you need to do the (potential) users of the health facility is dedicated check your address and check if you are busy or not. The project was born from a hackathon and its implementation is anything but simple. In other words, WC Occupancy Detector requires extensive manual configuration, which can be consulted in the official section of GitHub along with the source code.
It is not the first time I’ve heard of sensors to record the use of a bathroom. Many have chosen the Arduino hardware which in theory should be cheaper, but that depends on the final size of each project and the availability of parts. Unfortunately, I think in most cases continue to make this cruel walk to discover the hard way that the bathroom is occupied , however, one can dream mobile applications malls to report the status of their facilities …