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.
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 Github for all the code examples.
|Bee Motion S3||Everything Presence One||ESP32-S3-DevKitM-1-N8|
|Dimensions||61 mm x 23 mm||62 mm x 42 mm||68 mm x 26 mm|
|Built-in PIR Motion Sensor||Yes||Yes||No|
|Detection Range||3 m||12 m||N/A|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Yes||Yes||No|
|Battery Operated Option||Yes||No||No|
|Lowest Power Consumption||100 uA||160 mA||1 mA|
|Useable GPIO Pins||18||4||39|
|Micro/Circuit Python Support||Yes||No||Yes|
|Bread Board Compatible||Yes||No||Yes|
|Open Source||HW + SW||SW only||HW + SW|
The Bee Motion S3 is fully open source which you can find all the relevant documentation on our Github
I own my own pick and place machine which makes assembling PCBs fast and easy. I also will fully test each Bee Motion S3 before it is shipped to Mouser Electronics, where it will be distributed to all backers.
After our production run is complete, we will box everything up and send it along to Crowd Supply’s fulfillment partner, Mouser Electronics, who will handle distribution to backers worldwide. You can learn more about Crowd Supply’s fulfillment service under Ordering, Paying, and Shipping in their guide.
With the silicone chip shortage there is always some risk that the components needed to produce a product may be in short supply. With that in mind I have designed this board to use a variety of different components that can be swapped without compromising the overall design. That being said there are a couple components that are unique to this design and I have been in constant contact with the manufacture of these components to assure they will be available once I go into production.
"Designed for long-term operation on battery power, this compact board packs a tinyML-capable dual-core processor and PIR sensor."
" This open source board also provides a LiPo battery charge circuitry for portable IoT applications and a Stemma connector to easily integrate additional sensor boards."
"Bee Motion S3 is an ESP32-S3 with abundant features. Its built-in motion sensor can help build motion based projects in an easy way. "
Produced by Smart Bee Designs in Delphi, Indiana.
Sold and shipped by Crowd Supply.
An esp32-s3 powered PIR sensor development board. Includes a lens cap for the PIR sensor and 2x header pins