Make a Spark Core IoT weather forecasting umbrella. via instructables
Weather forecasting umbrella with geolocation.
This project uses the on-board wi-fi capability of the little Spark Core device and ws2812 RGB LED to make an “IoT wearable”. It’s a project that crosses over between my interests of fashion/costuming, unobtrusive computing and electronics/microcontrollers.
The project uses geolocation (so it knows where in the world the umbrella is) and Open Weather Map data (what’s the weather at that location).
This is a proof-of-concept piece; The idea being if you see the umbrella indicating inclement weather whilst it’s in the umbrella stand by the door, you’re more likely to take it out with you!
All the code you need to replicate this project is available on Github:
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