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Laundry-Saving Rain Detector #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

via The MagPi Magazine

There’s nothing quite like clean air-dried clothes fresh from the line, unless an unexpected shower ruins everything. Ever heard that cry of “RAIN!” from a member of the household, only to be followed by the thundering of feet down the stairs in a desperate bid to save your Sunday best from another trip to the washing machine?

Catch the rain as soon as it starts with this simple standalone build that alerts your phone as soon as it detects raindrops. There’s no soldering required, just a few cables. We need low power consumption and WiFi, so this is a perfect project for a Raspberry Pi Zero W.

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