Want to monitor toilet use with a Raspberry Pi and a broadcast to a Slack channel? Urine luck

Want to monitor toilet use with a Raspberry Pi and a broadcast to a Slack channel? Urine luck

Occu-Pi is another example of the weird and wonderful things you can do with a Raspberry Pi.

The brainchild of Brian W Wolter when his company moved into an office without enough toilets, Occu-Pi works in a similar way to the signs in train carriages, but rather than a light up sign, the Occu-Pi has a far more 21st-century solution.

Using a magnetic switch on the door lock as a contact, by locking the stall, a signal is sent to the Raspberry Pi, which then posts a message in the appropriate Slack channel (it could probably post to Telegram or other Slack alternatives too) that the toilet is either vacant or occupied.

Result - no waiting in queues unnecessarily, meaning improved productivity. People in stalls aren't disturbed by people trying the door. After all, it's so easy to get throne off in these situations.

See https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3035243/monitor-toilet-use-with-a-raspberry-pi-urine-luck-theres-a-slack-for-that

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