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August 8, 2014 AT 11:00 am

Use A Raspberry Pi To Notify Your Office When The Bathroom Is In Use #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Patrick Norton and Michael Hand used a Raspberry Pi to notify their whole office when the bathroom is full. via DIY Tryin

Got a problem that needs solving? Try using a Raspberry Pi!
This week, Patrick and Michael become the office heroes by solving a long-standing problem–bathroom waits. With a Raspberry Pi, some lights, and a website, office productivity has skyrocketed. Have enough toilets at work? There are tons of different sensors available to make any home or office setting more connected.
Helpful links:

http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/1617/how-do-i-supply-power-through-the-gpio

http://www.pietervanos.net/knowledge/start-python-script-from-init-d/

https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberrypi/tutorials/robot/buttons_and_switches/

http://bathroomstatus.com

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