George Washingdone - a motion sensor for your washing machine


When PiBorg launched the accelerometer/compass XloBorg, I imediately bought a couple. I had no idea what to use them for, but the price was right, raspberry pi was new, and it seemed like a fun “sensor” to play with. It remained in my drawer until this weekend. Over a few hours at a hackathon I created the WashingDone. A script to measure certain patterns of motion, to alert when the washing machine is done.

It is still under testing, but it seems to work. Just need to find the right values for motion, calmness, required duration of motion, etc. See project page/github for source.

Pi placed beside washing machine. Pi with accelerometer.