Ideas with the orientation sensor?
What are some neat ways to use the orientation sensor? It detects which side of Twine is facing up, away from gravity's pull. Here's a couple:
- Detect when the garage door is closed.
- Detect when the oven door has been opened.
- Send a different email message with your status assigned to each side. Right before you leave work, flip Twine on its side to let your significant other you're on your way home.
- Use to turn rules on/off from Twine itself; only send an email reporting a temperature change when Twine is on its right side.
Resolution is technically .2 seconds. Twine reports every minute if nothing special happens, but is checking its rules 5 times a second. The act of reporting is what burns the majority of power.
I am thinking a light sensor in the top rear of the mailbox. Then it can be discreet.