Smart Bee Designs

Bee Motion S3

A compact, open source ESP32-S3 PIR motion sensing board

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Bee Motion S3 is a feature rich ESP32-S3 with a built-in PIR motion sensor that makes building your motion detection based projects easy. This compact board is feature packed with PIR sensor, light sensor, RGB LED, 2 LDOs, LiPo charging circuitry, battery voltage monitoring and a Stemma connector for easily adding Adafruit or Sparkfun sensor boards to your project.

Bee Motion S3 gives you full control of your hardware, with no cloud services that store or sell your sensor data.

What kind of projects can you make with the Bee Motion S3?

The possible use cases are endless.

Compatible with Arduino, CircuitPython, MicroPython, and ESPhome

The Bee Motion S3 supports many different programming languages so you can use it with your favorite programming language. Not only are multiple languages supported, I also provide many example sketches in each language along with helper libraries to help make getting your project up and running as easy as possible. Check out the project’s GitHub repo for all the code examples.

Features & Specifications

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Bee Motion S3Everything Presence OneESP32-S3-DevKitM-1-N8
Dimensions 61 mm x 23 mm 62 mm x 42 mm 68 mm x 26 mm
Built-in PIR Motion SensorYes Yes No
Sensitivity AdjustmentYes No N/A
Detection Range3 m 12 m N/A
Ambient Light SensorYes Yes No
Battery Operated OptionYes No No
LDOs2 1 1
Lowest Power Consumption100 uA 160 mA 1 mA
Stemma ConnectorYes No No
Useable GPIO Pins18 4 39
USB Type-CYes Yes No
Micro/Circuit Python SupportYes No Yes
Bread Board CompatibleYes No Yes
Open SourceHW + SW SW only HW + SW

Support & Documentation

The Bee Motion S3 is fully open source which you can find all the relevant documentation in our GitHub repo.

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Produced by Smart Bee Designs in Delphi, Indiana.

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Bee Motion S3

An esp32-s3 powered PIR sensor development board. Includes a lens cap for the PIR sensor and 2x header pins

$30 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

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Smart Bee Designs

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Smart Bee Designs is dedicated to making unique ESP32 boards with quality components, support for several programming languages and US based support.

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