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How do you notify a developer when a build fails in Jenkins without bombarding them with messages in Slack or email? Turn on a beacon to gather their attention. Great, now we have a light flashing away, thats awesome, how do we turn it off? Build a bot, let the bot handle it. The whole system has to bounce in and out of a secure network, a less secure IoT network and out on the public internet, what could go wrong. Finally this is devops so we gotta monitor and instrument everything we do, lets toss a little Splunk in there, and build a separate jenkins pipeline for updating and deploying the chatbot.
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.
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.