sensor to automatically turn stereo on in-home?

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Postby ballstothewall » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:54 am

kevox wrote:So I just got the idea that it'd be sweet if I had a small stereo in the bathroom that would automatically turn on anytime the door opened...then I got to further thinking, it'd be quite simple wouldn't it?

I mean couldn't I setup a simple sensor that would mount somewhere in the room to detect movement and when it detected such it could trigger a switch that would turn the receiver on and therefore start up the stereo? lol It'd be cool if possible without a great big elaborate setup....

Why bother f'ing with a sensor or complicated **** when you can just wire another light switch to the wall outlet that the radio is plugged into?? You walk in turn on the light switch for the lights, and at the same time flip the one right next to it that turns on the radio. :cwm17:
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Postby KU40 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:36 am

because sensors are WAY more fun than switches.
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Postby kevox » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:08 pm

KU40 wrote:I think it would be kinda cool (mostly just because I like sensors like that), but a bit frivolous.

hmm...... maybe I'll wire up my whole house so that I have music following me everywhere I go. Sensors every 2 feet in the hallway plugged into different amps and speakers located every few feet, so that the sound basically walks or travels with me. coooooool.

too bad my hallway is only like.....6 feet long. haha. maybe someday I'll build a house with like a 100 foot long hallway and just run back and forth, trying to mess it up or get ahead of it or something. see if I'm faster than electricity :). oh boy I'm out of my mind.

lol I like your train-of-thought:D
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:00 pm

KU40 wrote:because sensors are WAY more fun than switches.

When a switch is born, it's main goal in life if to become a sensor. Damn panda's.
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Postby 93CougarXR7SE » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:57 pm

How about putting a stereo in the adjoining room with a pair of speakers in the ceiling and a volume control on the wall, then do the same in the bathroom. Leave the stereo on during the day, and if you go into the bathroom you can turn the volume up and have the volume in the adjoining room down, or vice versa.

I hook up this kind of stuff at work.

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