Panasonic PIR Breakout Board


I’ve been working on some motion sensing stuff and stumbled across Panasonic’s PIR sensors. They’re not raw sensors, but come as a mostly all in one TO-5 package.

Since the package has slender, non-breadboard friendly pins, working with it was quite unwieldy, and required alligator clips (which got tied up in knots, required careful positioning, etc).

So here is a tested breakout board for the Panasonic PIR sensors. All the good bits of information (which sensors have been tested, vendor links, etc) are in the repository’s README (just scroll down).

If you prefer to use OSHPark’s fabrication services for purpleization, a link is included to a shared project. All you need to do is to click order.