PIR Motion Sensor Hookup Guide

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Resources and Going Further

For more information on the PIR sensor, the PIR motion sensor datasheet may provide some insight.

Now that you've got your Arduino hooked up to a PIR sensor what motion-detecting project are you going to create? Need some inspiration? Check out some of these related tutorials using the PIR motion sensor:

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