10 IFTTT Hacks for Fitbit That Will Make You Laugh #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #tech #DIY #IoT
So many people have Fitbits and they become extra fun when you incorporate applets from the site IFTTT (IfThisThenThat). Basically you can connect your band to another IoT device using their Fitbit channel. It’s as simple as selecting what data you want from the Fitbit for the “If” and then choosing what you want to happen for the “That”. Here are my top 10 pre-made applets to get you going…
Yes, this will actually put money in a Qapital account. You should probably put that savings towards a new bike as a backup plan.
Hope you enjoyed the list, and if you don’t see what you need you may be able to customize your own applet by selecting “new” from the dropdown on your account and choosing the Fitbit service for the “If” portion. It’s fun to design your own ways to make use of Fitbit’s hardware. If you are the type that likes to improve your body, you should also check out our learning guide for the Slouch Detector. It’s a simple wearable you can make with our Circuit Playground microcontroller that enables you to correct that bad posture at the computer. Stay fit and keep that spine straight!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.