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April 26, 2016 AT 10:00 am

Internet of Toots (IoT): A Social Whoopee Cushion #IoTuesday #AdafruitIO

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Internet of Toots (IoT): A Social Whoopee Cushion via Rocktakon on Instructables.

Putting a rubber balloon on someone’s chair? Pfffft. So last century.

Firing off digital flatulence at will by tweeting at a small hidden device? Yes please!

Perhaps you’ve heard about the IoT (Internet of Toots) and want in on the action? Well you’re in luck, because I’m here to show you how to hack together your very own wifi whoopee cushion. For just a few bucks you can make your own smart fart machine, and send rude noises to your friends from anywhere!

Now you can make your own wifi whoopee cushion can be fired off at any moment from anywhere in the world and join the IoT (Internet of Toots) revolution! The world is so amazing!

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Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout: Add Internet to your next project with an adorable, bite-sized WiFi microcontroller, at a price you like! The ESP8266 processor from Espressif is an 80 MHz microcontroller with a full WiFi front-end (both as client and access point) and TCP/IP stack with DNS support as well. While this chip has been very popular, its also been very difficult to use. Most of the low cost modules are not breadboard friendly, don’t have an onboard 500mA 3.3V regulator or level shifting, and aren’t CE or FCC emitter certified….UNTIL NOW! Read more.


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FTDI Friend + extras – v1.0: Long gone are the days of parallel ports and serial ports. Now the USB port reigns supreme! But USB is hard, and you just want to transfer your every-day serial data from a microcontroller to computer. What now? Enter the FTDI Friend! Read more.


AIO_Logo_150x150Here at Adafruit, we sell all of these amazing components, but we couldn’t find a good way to interact with them over the internet. There are certainly a lot of great services out there for datalogging, or communicating with your microcontroller over the web, but these services are either too complicated to get started, or they aren’t particularly fun to use. So, we decided to experiment with our own system, and that is how Adafruit IO got started.

To start, please visit https://io.adafruit.com, and take a look around. You can also visit our comprehensive tutorial located on the Adafruit Learning System.

We also have a blog/changelog specifically for Adafruit IO to keep you updated with the latest changes.

To make it easy for people to get started using Arduino or ESP8266 we have starter packs with just about everything you may want to connect to the internet, with known-working WiFi modules!
ESP8266 Huzzah Kit
CC3000 Huzzah Kit


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