Raspberry Pi treats people urinating illegally in public to a deluge from a water pipe (nothing visible, but still…)

Following the arrest and conviction of Andrew Banks for urinating at the Westminster memorial dedicated to PC Keith Palmer, someone sent me a video of this fabulous Raspberry Pi-controlled project. The charmingly-named “That Engineer Guy” has been helping a Southampton-based friend out. The friend owns a shop and, disgustingly, people (I assume mostly drunk) have been using his back doorway as a public urinal. By using a Raspberry Pi, a water valve and a camera programmed to detect movement, The Engineer Guy has developed a solution by creating a spray of his own – from a water down-pipe! The lesson here? You never know who’s watching!

You can watch all the attempts here, if you really must!

2 comments for “Raspberry Pi treats people urinating illegally in public to a deluge from a water pipe (nothing visible, but still…)

  1. Nigel
    15 June 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Ha, rather good. Perhaps put a copper plate on the floor and put 50V DC
    as another “preventative”. Nothing like 50V up the ole pipe to make on thing again.

    • Nigel
      15 June 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Sorry about the typos…
      “Nothing like 50V up the ole pipe to make on thing again”
      should read
      “Nothing like 50V up the ole pipe to make one think about doing it again”

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