What other uses for a Tilt Sensor other than the obivious?

I have a spare Ecolink Tilt Sensor, and would like to re-purpose it. Any ideas other than the obivious ones?

  • Put it on your toilet seat/lid to make sure the kids close it? :wink:

Mailbox, oven, dog food container, cellar doors or attic door. :thinking:

Tht bottle of Pappy Van Winkle to see if someone else gets to it :slight_smile:

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The mail box is obvious as well as any door that tilts. I want thoughts that are out of the box.

Now that is gross. Besides no kids living at home and I am the only male.

I tried that couldn’t squeeze it down the neck of the bottle.

I use one on an attic hatch/door. I had to position it carefully as the hatch is horizontal in the closed position. Now my attic light and nearby lights come on when I open the hatch and go off when I close.

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Already have one there mounted on a 90 degree angle as my door is also horizontal.

I have a friend who uses one as a reminder that the trash cans have not been put out (moved) on trash day. It works because the cans get tilted back when they are moved.

That is a good option as my cans get tilted into the auto truck.

I have one on the car trunk so the garage doesn’t close if the trunk is open

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That is an idea, but more interested for something around the house. Plus my garage door has a huge amount of clearance even if the trunk is open.

Stick it to your significant other’s back so you can get a push notification when they get up.

:sunglasses:

My wife would put in my place that don’t shine if she could.

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You (or she) just re-purposed the tilt sensor! :smiley:

Put a box for packages on your porch and use this to tell you when they are delivered or if it’s moved??

We live in a guarded community, and lock boxes aren’t necessary, or at least not yet.

Well it seems you have a reason not to use any one else’s ideas. Looks like the ball’s in your court.

Maybe just sell it.

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Mood Cube to obvious?


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How would that work with a device that only tilts one direction?

Totally the opposite, I appreciate all the input, I just want to decide on what one suits my environment the best. I am leaning toward the Cube idea, but I am not sure it will work for a two direction tilt sensor. My second idea is one of my own. I was thinking of taking a book and cutting a hole in it the size of the sensor. Then place the sensor in it and use it as a hidden switch. What I will control with it I am not sure. But as of now I thought it could control my siren, as a panic button.

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