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Protect Your Girl Scout Cookies with a Raspberry Pi


Introduction

Cookie Protector

Admit it. Few things in this world bother you more than when someone opens up your favorite box of Girl Scout cookies and starts devouring that luscious goodness that you look forward to all year. You brainstorm for hours and hours trying figure out where to hide your Somoas, Trefoils, and Thin Mints so no one else in your home will get close to your stash. If you knew the instant someone compromised your ingenious cookie hiding spot, you would utilize every ounce of resourcefulness and athleticism in your body to save your Precious before it is too late.

My Precious

We are going to build our own layered security system around our cookie stash using a Raspberry Pi, a couple of sensors, and a cloud service. You will receive a SMS alert the instant someone is near your cookies and the instant someone touches your cookies.

Project level: Beginner
Approximate time to complete: 20-30 minutes
Importance of completion: Is there even a question here?

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will:

Part 1: Equipment List >>