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Motion sensing with FEZ Domino

Just messing around with my new FEZ Domino board and I thought I’d post up a quick tutorial on how to use a motion sensor with your board. First thing you will want to understand is interrupt ports. An interrupt port is a port that is listening and waiting for something to happen. For instance voltage levels going up or going down. In this tutorial I use a motion sensor that I got from parallax here. This is a very basic sensor that has voltage tolerance of 3-5v and has one pin that outputs high or low voltage levels. High means its sensed motion. The next part of this project involves a small speaker that outputs a tone to let you know its sensed motion. Nothing loud or anything but just for demonstration purpose. You can get the driver for the tone generation here: http://www.tinyclr.com/downloads/Component/FEZ_Components_Piezo.cs. So here’s the code:

#region motion sensor

            tone = new FEZ_Components.Piezo(FEZ_Pin.PWM.Di5);
            InterruptPort motion = new InterruptPort((Cpu.Pin)FEZ_Pin.Interrupt.Di1, false, Port.ResistorMode.Disabled, Port.InterruptMode.InterruptEdgeHigh);
            motion.OnInterrupt += new NativeEventHandler(motion_OnInterrupt);


static void motion_OnInterrupt(uint data1, uint data2, DateTime time)
            tone.Play(400, 1000);