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December 6, 2016 AT 9:11 am

‘subLaundry’ Combines Paho MQTT Python, @IFTTT, and #Arduino for a Laundry Detector #IoTuesday

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Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens, I have to waste time, detergent, electricity, and water to re-wash the clothes. My wife’s sister has an expensive race-car-red washing machine that plays a few cheerful musical notes when the cycle is finished. That reminder is helpful, and my better half likes the little tune, but I figured I could get crafty and make the dumb old washer and dryer whisper in my ear through the internet. Here’s how I did it.

I especially dig the simple solution for attaching the accelerometer sensor to the machine:

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Strong enough to stay attached and yet easy enough to remove when needed.

Read more here at The Tech Report and grab the code from here on GitHub.


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