Check out Ted Benson’s great Amazon Dash hack to use the device for logging baby activity to a spreadsheet. Ted investigated how the Dash works and found he can detect button presses by watching for the Dash to turn on and join his WiFi network. This is a clever hack since the Dash doesn’t need to be taken apart and reprogrammed, instead a script running on a computer watches for the Dash to join the network before it takes action. The post goes into a lot of great detail about how to use Scapy to detect network traffic from the Dash and Magic Form to update the spreadsheet. Awesome hack!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.