In this simple project we’ll use a motion sensor to detect if an object is passing in front of our Raspberry Pi. Then we’ll count how many times that happens, and send this value to Ubidots.
People counters are typically expensive devices used in the retail industry to understand how shoppers behave. Thanks to Raspberry Pi and Ubidots, we’re able to build a functional people counter in a few hours and with a few bucks!
Once we send the people counting data to Ubidots, we can create nice graphs for analysis, as well as SMS/Email alerts.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.