Raspberry Pi Zero Appliance Monitor

Description

Summary My family recently got a new washer and dryer, but due to the way our house is set up, the washer lives in our kitchen and the dryer is back in the garage. To make our lives nominally easier, I kicked out a super quick project to alert us when the dryer has completed it's cycle. Feel free to check out the super interesting twitter feed of a dryer that lives in Austin, Texas - https://twitter.com/dubuquedryer Following the EXCELLENT instructions provided by Shmoopty on github, I now have a dryer that's connected to Twitter via IFTTT. https://github.com/Shmoopty/rpi-appliance-monitor Once I got the Raspberry Pi up and running, I designed a little case to help protect it and allow it to be attached via magnets. This project could easily be adapted to monitor almost anything that vibrates. I'm half considering building one for my Replicator 2. Print Settings Printer Brand: MakerBot Printer: MakerBot Replicator 2 Rafts: No Supports: No Resolution: .25 Infill: 5% Notes: Nothing special, just orient both parts so they lay flat on the platform. Post-Printing Hardware Requirements This project uses Four M2.5 X 25 machine screws to hold the lid on Four M2.5 x 10 machine screws to hold the Raspberry Pi Zero in place Three small neodymium magnets (superglued into the case) How I Designed This Design/Possible Modifications This case was designed using 123D Design (could easily be done in Fusion 360 now). I've attached the 123D file if you need to do your own modifications. It could be made smaller if you get your hands on the new Raspberry Pi Zero W.

Design Files

File Size

DryerSensorBottom.stl
1.23 MB
DryerSensorTop.stl
1.01 MB

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