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IoT Projects

The Ultimate Birdfeeder

An internet-connected bird feeder system with a temperature-controlled bird bath. – HackADay.io

IoT Air Quality Sensor Enclosure

An IoT air quality sensor with a weatherproof enclosure modeled after a silo-home. – Adafruit Learning System

Microsoft Teams Presence LED Panel for Raspberry Pi

When looking at your teammates through little boxes on your screen, it’s nice to be able to know who’s available and who’s not. Here’s a project that will display your Microsoft Teams presence on an LED panel. – Adafruit Blog

Easy IoT Logging Options for the Beginner

HackADay published a list of IoT logging services for absolute beginners. – Hackaday

Integrating The Things Network with Azure IoT Central

A full guide on connecting LoRaWAN devices to the Microsoft Azure IoT service. – Hackster

DIY Google Assistant with the Raspberry Pi BrainCraft HAT

Build your own open-source Google Assistant device – Adafruit Learning System

Blinds Controller with HomeBridge MQTT

A retrofit ESP-powered controller for home-blinds compatible with Apple HomeKit. – Hackster

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TinyML and IoT for Conservation Efforts

Developing an IoT solution to monitor threatened mammals using machine learning – Hackster

10 Reasons for ripping out a £6k lighting system

Rob Dobson ripped out a home lighting system he installed in 2012 in favor of a new WiFi based system. The post provides a breakdown of converting a large Z-Wave IoT system to WiFi. – Adafruit Blog

New Adafruit IoT Hardware: MagTag – 2.9″ Grayscale E-Ink WiFi Display

The Adafruit MagTag combines the new ESP32-S2 wireless module and a 2.9″ grayscale E-Ink display to make a low-power IoT display that can show data on its screen even when power is removed! The ESP32-S2 is great because it builds on the years of code and support for the ESP32 and also adds native USB support so you can use this board with Arduino or CircuitPython! You can attach this display to a metallic shelf, fridge, or workbench. – Adafruit Shop

SDRPlay offers free course on “Understanding Radio Communications”

SDRPlay is offering a free 12-hour course for those interested in “understanding radio communications – using SDRs”. If you’re looking to pick up new skills while staying at home due to COVID-19, this is a university-level course “for all students that have basic knowledge of signal theory and signal processing”. – SDRPlay

IoT Unravelled Part 1: It’s a Mess… But Then There’s Home Assistant

Troy Hunt is blogging his experience of “heading down the rabbit hole into a world of soldering, custom firmware and community-driven home automation kits”. This post discusses integration with different IoT hubs, automations, and the “initial layers of complexity” for getting started with Home Assistant – Troy Hunt

Adafruit IO News

Adafruit IO UI Refresh

A refreshed Adafruit IO interface is now live on io.adafruit.com! We’ve been working on refreshing our user interface for Adafruit IO over the past few months. The focus on this update has been on making IO easier to use (larger fonts, less digging into menus) and with more options. You can watch this video tour of the refreshed user interface or visit Adafruit IO right now to get started.

Adafruit IO Stats

Adafruit IO has 359,125 total users! Here are the interesting stats from the last 30 days:

  • Total Feeds: 574,381 (and counting!).
  • There are over 20,029 feeds online as of time of writing (Nov 23, 2020).
  • There are an average of 4,500+ MQTT connections active 24/7.

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