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Adafruit IoT Monthly – March 2019 #adafruitio #IoT

Welcome to the Adafruit IOT Monthly for March 2019. This newsletter (in blog form) highlights projects and updates about Adafruit IO – our Internet-of-Things Service for makers, news, stories, and advances in the world of IoT.

Adafruit IO News: Features and Updates

IO News highlights what’s new on Adafruit IOour internet-of-things service for makers.

Adafruit IO for CircuitPython

Adafruit IO has landed on CircuitPython. The CircuitPython Adafruit IO library makes interacting with the powerful Adafruit IO API simple. We’ve included support for interfacing your CircuitPython board with a ESP32 coprocessor over either SPI or UART.

Check out the library on GitHub – we’ve included lots of examples for using this library to interact with Adafruit IO and CircuitPython.

New Adafruit IO Hardware – PyPortal

PyPortal, is our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Make custom touch screen interface GUIs, all open-source, and Python-powered using tinyJSON / APIs to get news, stock values, weather, cat photos, and more – all over Wi-Fi with the latest technologies. Create little pocket universes of joy that connect to something good. Rotate it 90 degrees, it’s a web-connected conference badge #badgelife.

Visit the product page to pick up a PyPortal

IO Update: New Line Chart and Gauge Rendering

Adafruit IO – our Internet of Things service –  just received a behind-the-scenes upgrade. In order to reduce the amount of Javascript we send to your browser every time you visit Adafruit IO and in order to fix an annoying memory leak bug, we’ve replaced the rendering engines for the gauge and line charts you see on your Adafruit IO dashboards and feed pages. They’re low-level updates to the Adafruit IO website you all use. For the most part the changes should be invisible, but we wanted to at least mention it in case they take you by surprise.

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IO Update: Interactive Dashboard Tutorial

If you’ve logged into our internet of things service – Adafruit IO – recently, you may have noticed a new question mark icon on your dashboards. Click this button to launch an interactive dashboard guide.

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Powered by Adafruit IO: Projects from the Community

Each month, we select our favorite projects from around the internet which use Adafruit IO. Here are some of our favorites:

Monitoring a board’s power consumption over the internet

Groguard is using two Feather-compatible Giant boards to send power consumption data to Adafruit IO for real-time visualization (and possibly long-term logging). Instead of using a multimeter, he’s using a INA219 DC current sensor to monitor current draw over I2C.

Read more…

Windows 10 Telemetry Gateway supports @adafruit LoRa Radio Bonnet

Bryn Lewis has been building a Windows 10 IoT telemetry gateway. It can communicate with our free Internet of Things service, Adafruit.io, and can now communicate over LoRaWAN using the Adafruit LoRa Radio Bonnet.

Read more…

New Adafruit Learning System Guides

Have you heard about making, cosplay and electronics, but don’t know where to start? Visit the Adafruit Learning System for over 1500 tutorials for electronics projects, ideas and techniques! We’ve selected two, internet-of-things-based guides from the learning system:

IoT Temperature Logger with Analog Devices ADT7410, Feather and Adafruit IO

 

This new guide brings the ADT7410 Temperature sensor breakout online using a Feather HUZZAH and Adafruit IO. You’ll be up and running in under 15 minutes!

Read the guide here…

Integrating Home Assistant with Adafruit IO

 

This new guide uses an Adafruit Feather HUZZAH and a Raspberry Pi in building a Home Assistant set up which tracks the state of all the devices in your home. The free Adafruit IO service stores your data for you!

Read the guide here…

 Wireless Dual Stepper Control with Adafruit IO, Raspberry Pi and Python

 

This new guide combines Adafruit IO and CircuitPython libraries to bring your stepper motors – online. You can wirelessly control up to two steppers from a single Adafruit IO Dashboard!

Read the guide here…

IoT Temperature Logger with Analog Devices ADT7410, Raspberry Pi, and Adafruit IO

This new guide brings the ADT7410 Temperature sensor breakout online using a Raspberry Pi and Adafruit IO. You’ll be up and running in under 15 minutes!

Read the guide here…

 

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