Ultra96 Temperature Monitor with #adafruitio and #ifttt

Adam Taylor is an engineer with a young son who has just turned one and the UK summer heat is blaring. He notes:

This makes for a great summer however at night when my son is trying to sleep a warm room makes it difficult for him to sleep well. Warm rooms can also be dangerous with respects to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

As any good engineer-father would do, he used a Ultra96, an ARM-based (Xilinx Zynq) development board to build a temperature sensor which would interface with both the Phillips Hue lights in his home already, and a cloud service.

On the hardware end of things, he used a grove starter kit to connect an analog temperature sensor to his Ultra96. The Grove Starter Kit contains an onboard ATMEGA328p, which he interfaced with the Ultra96’s Zynq MPSoC.

He used the Adafruit IO Python Client to whip up a Python script on the Ultra96 to listen to data sent over the Grove Starter Kit’s serial interface. He’s also using IFTTT to control his Phillips Hue and flash the bulbs if the temperature rises over a predetermined threshold.

This is not a beginner friendly build, but it’s the first time we’ve seen (so far) makers using this type of hardware with Adafruit IO and especially with Adafruit IO Python.

What are you making with Adafruit IO? Let us know in the comments!

Read the full build here…

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