Tilt Sensor

Posted on Dec 23 2017 - 8:26pm by piddler

Basic tutorial of how to setup a Tilt sensor with the Raspberry Pi.

PARTS:
RPI 3 – https://amzn.to/2VA9pQY
4 Amp Power Adapter – https://amzn.to/2CTptWu
16GB micro SD – https://amzn.to/2SFMwd3
120 pcs jumper cable: https://ebay.to/2VAb9cY
Tilt Sensor: https://amzn.to/2FHIGw4

SCHEMATIC:

 

CODE:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO

channel = 21
GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)       
GPIO.setup(channel, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)

def alert(ev=None):
	print("Tilt Detected")

def loop():
	GPIO.add_event_detect(channel, GPIO.FALLING, callback=alert, bouncetime=100) 
	while True:
		pass   

if __name__ == '__main__':
	try:
		loop()
	except KeyboardInterrupt: 
		GPIO.cleanup()