Hi guys I want to modify a mouse trap to use the esp8266 to send a msg to my blynk app when the trap is set.
I plan to modify one of these traps - http://www.homedepot.ca/product/multi-catch-mouse-trap/835794 but I think it should work a with a traditional trap as well. When the mouse tips the ramp (which has magnet under it) it trips a magnetic reed switch which will wake up the esp8266 and send a msg to my Blynk App.
1) Has anyone done any work with putting the esp8266 into sleep mode in conjunction with using the blynk libraries?
2) Anyone see any issue with my plan?
3) I was hoping to run this off a coin cell but I think i might have to resort to a larger battery.
Edit i have confirmed the the reed switch will trigger the reset when a magnet comes close enough. Once I get then esp822 in deep sleep I will have to see how much power if any is drawn the switch.