Our project utilizes the Particle Photon and Belkin WeMo smart plug to give users the convenience of having their lights or any other electronic device turn on automatically when they enter their home or apartment. We decided on this project because neither of us have much experience with either IoT or programming, so we wanted to make something that is both simple and useful.
It works by having the PIR sensor hooked up to one Photon at the entrance of the home or apartment. If motion is detected, it publishes to the Particle cloud and then the other Photon tells the WeMo plugs to turn on through IFTTT. Simple, easy to set up, and can be applied to any electronic device with an analog switch i.e. a lamp, desk fan, game console, or whatever else you want!
Thingspeak graph of when the light triggers on: https://thingspeak.com/channels/256985