Yannick Weiss

Laundry Sensor


I connected a MPU-6050 gyro sensor to a NodeMCU ESP8266. It monitors the vibration of the washing machine, when it stops it sends a push notification and goes into deep sleep. code

The pin layout:

scl - d1
sda - d2
vcc - vin
gnd - gnd

The push notification is sent with IFTTT over the maker (webhook) channel.


The project was inspired by Laundry Sensors with NodeMCU and Home Assistant.
Alternative you could tape a photocell over the ”done” light. Or put a power meter/power clamp on it, when the power drops it is done.