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Adafruit IOT Monthly: Mid-Century Modern Weather Station, Raspberry Pi 4 and more! #Adafruit #IoT #AirLift @AdafruitIO

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Adafruit IO Update

Adafruit IO’s Zapier Integration in the Zapier App Directory!

The Adafruit IO Zapier integration is officially listed in the Zapier Application Directory! Have a zap you’d like to connect with Adafruit IO? Head over to the Zapier application directory and search for Adafruit IO! – read the announcement here

NEW IoT Hardware: Adafruit AirLift Shield – ESP32 WiFi Co-Processor

Our new AirLift Shield connects your Arduino-compatible project to the Internet! It’s easy to use the Adafruit AirLift breakout with CircuitPython and the Adafruit CircuitPython ESP32SPI module, or Arduino and the WiFiNINA library. If you have a favorite Arduino or Arduino-compatible like the Metro M4 or Metro 328p – installing this shield is a snap.
Ready to add WiFi to your Arduino project? Head over to the product page for the AirLift Shield.
Check out our learning guide for schematics, files, and how to get started using AirLift within minutes.

NEW IoT Hardware: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – 1GB/2GB/4GB RAM

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the newest Raspberry Pi computer made, and the Pi Foundation knows you can always make a good thing better! And what could make the Pi 4 better than the 3? How about a faster processor, USB 3.0 ports, and updated Gigabit Ethernet chip with PoE capability? Good guess – that’s exactly what they did!

The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi range, boasting an updated 64-bit quad core processor running at 1.5GHz with built-in metal heatsink, USB 3 ports, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN, faster Gigabit Ethernet, and PoE capability via a separate PoE HAT.
Head over to the product page to pick one up – note that there are three versions of this with different amounts of RAM.

IoT Projects

Mid-Century Modern Weather Gauge

Frustrated that modern indoor weather displays didn’t fit a mid-century aesthetic, Andy Allen retrofit a clock with a custom-face and motorized gauges to display weather pulled from the internet using a Particle Photon. This is an impressive build and an aesthetically pleasing piece of IoT hardware – PowerfulMojo Blog

Using Particle Photon with Adafruit IO

Maker.IO published a new guide and video for using Adafruit IO with the Particle Photon board. This is a detailed guide and uses the latest Adafruit IO Arduino library for Particle. – DigiKey

Connecting an Arduino Uno WiFi Rev2 to Adafruit IO

Do you have an Arduino WiFi Rev2? If so, we have good news! The latest Adafruit IO Arduino library is compatible with the Arduino WiFi Rev2. WoolseyWorkshop’s blog posted an in-depth tutorial about connecting this board to the outside world. – WoolseyWorkshop

Smarter Window Fans

Granpino built a smart-window fan to keep their room cool. It automatically turns on when the outdoor temperature is cooler than the inside temperature. – Hackster.io

ESPBoy brings WiFi to gaming platforms

RomanS’ HackADayPrize 2019 entry is the ESPBoy, an open-source ESP8266-based gaming platform with wireless internet. hackaday.io

Working on an Adafruit IO Project? Tell us about it!

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Around the Internet – IoT News and Shortlinks

@kiwibryn is using a Raspberry Pi LoRa field gateway as a method of interfacing NetDuino and Arduino devices to Adafruit IO. STEM education with IOT! – Twitter

Max Holiday is sending caliper measurements to a spreadsheet with CircuitPython and a SAM32 developer board. – Twitter

@300lines on twitter is enjoying the many MQTT abstractions provided by the Adafruit IO Arduino library – Twitter

Give your Raspberry Pi the gift of sight with TensorFlow 2.0 and computer vision. Low-cost object detection and classification is possible for around $100 Medium

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