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.
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