This is a WiFi thermostat I started at the end of last year, but let it sit on the desk for 8 months to monitor over the seasons. A week ago I finally hooked it up and let it run. It’s based on the Spark Core (now Particle) and doesn’t have schedules. It scales the desired temperature range to the current forecast, so it doesn’t actually run very often because your indoor temperature follows the outdoor temperature somewhat so it’s not triggered as often as a constant setting or scheduled jumps. It’s a super simple project, but some parts may be hard to find.(read more)
Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog
We love this light up necklace dress that uses a FLORA and some NeoPixels. Awesome project and thanks for sharing Victoria!
Students with creative minds can make their dreams come to life with the help of the Albright Entrepreneurs Village (AEV). Victoria Rind, a junior studying textile engineering, demonstrated creative and entrepreneurial thinking with her e-textile dress design. The dress is simple but unique with its built-in, light-up necklace. Its purpose is to stand out.(read more)
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.