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August 9, 2016 AT 7:11 pm

Yogurt Thing uses ESP8266, Adafruit IO, @IFTTT and Lets You Know When the Yogurt is Low #IoTuesday

Very cool project by Malcolm Yeoman for tracking when the 2kg tub of yogurt in the fridge is getting low!

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Instead of developing yet another solution in search of a problem, I decided to address a very real need in our household. Due to busy schedules, I often find myself in the supermarket on the way home from work, trying to remember what food needs buying. It seems that I am not the only one experiencing this situation. Compounding this problem is that my teenage sons can consume a LOT, but what they are consuming at any point in time is erratic and difficult to predict.

As an example, we recently went through a (relatively healthy) phase of consuming Greek yoghurt. To keep up with demand, we standardised on buying a 2kg (4.4lbs) tub – but only one tub at a time because of the space it occupies in the fridge. Unless I have recently eaten some, it becomes guesswork as to whether or not to replenish. And, in case you’re wondering, forget about getting my sons to proactively flag that anything is running out.

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  1. Just what I needed.

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