Reed Switch Hookup Guide

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Resources and Going Further

Reed switches are a perfect trick for non-contact activation applications. We used a reed switch to detect when the doors of this TARDIS-themed music box opened. Or you can hook a large, door-specific reed switch up to a Blynk Board and have it send push notifications to your phone when the door state changes.

Now that you’ve got a reed switch wired up to your Arduino, what are you going to create? Need some inspiration, check out some of these related SparkFun tutorials:

MP3 Player Shield Music Box

Music Box Project based on the Dr. Who TARDIS.

MYST Linking Book

Create your own Linking Book from the classic computer game, MYST

LilyPad Reed Switch Hookup Guide

A guide to using the LilyPad Reed Switch breakout in your projects.

Blynk Board Project Guide

A series of Blynk projects you can set up on the Blynk Board without ever re-programming it.