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.
- Has anyone done any work with putting the esp8266 into sleep mode in conjunction with using the blynk libraries?
- Anyone see any issue with my plan?
- 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.