I was considering the following as a first project and wanted to get some advice if it's worthwhile.
I'm always paranoid that I left the stove on when I leave the house. I want to use a Raspberry Pi as a sensor to detect if:
- There is a flame left on
- The flame went out and gas is leaking
I think I would need:
- Gas detection connector
- Heat detection connector
- Motion detector/camera (if someone's present I don't want anything triggered)
This tutorial mentions the MQ-2 sensor that seems good enough for gas detection. I haven't looked much into the heat aspect yet.
- Is this too much for a first project? I'm good with Python and Unix scripting but I haven't actually put together anything requiring a breadboard before. (I've built computers in the past.)
- Most of these sensors are focused toward Arduinos. Would this be a better project for an Arduino? I want to get experience with a Raspberry Pi, but maybe I shouldn't be too stuck on a certain architecture?