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IoT Projects

Keep Track of Critter Visitors with Birb Cam

Everett “had no idea how many critters visited (his) balcony planter box until (he) started working from home last March”. To capture these critters before they scurry away, Everett built an IP webcam aided by machine learning and computer vision to detect birds. – EverettsProjects

AIoT Water Meter

A single ESP32-CAM is used in conjunction with a neural network to read an analog water meter. This system snaps a picture of the water meter and uses a convolutional neural network to perform image recognition on the network and determines the reading. The system publishes readings to a graphical interface, also hosted by the same ESP32-CAM. – Github

Raspberry Pi 2040 meets LoRaWAN

Add LoRaWAN support to the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s new RP2040 chip. – LeMaRivaTech

DIY Home Assistant Sensor with CircuitPython

Build and program a sensor for Home Assistant using MQTT and CircuitPython. – Adafruit Learning System

Speaker Snitch spies on your Smart Speaker

Your smart speaker may be spying on you. Spy back by building a speaker snitch, a small box that monitors network traffic and flashes a LED whenever your smart speaker is sending data to the cloud. – Hackster.io

IoT News and More!

Results of 2020 MBed Developer Survey

ARM MBed published the results of their 2020 developer survey. Some interesting IoT findings are:

  • BLE and cellular are popular among professionals while WiFi is popular among hobbyists.
  • 50% of companies are increasing their BOM cost to protect against loss control over an IoT device
  • Non-professional developers feel the largest challenge is setting up a development environment

Read the full survey results here…

Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect, a RP2040-based board with WiFi

The Raspberry Pi Pico’s RP2040 SoC is getting a dedicated board from Arduino – the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect. This board packs the RP2040 SoC, WiFi, Bluetooth ,and an IMU into a small form factor. – Tom’s Hardware

Hands-on with the RISC-V ESP32-C3

HackADay got their hands on pre-samples of the ESP32-C3 SoC. This new SoC intends to be an ESP8266 replacement with a faster CPU (160MHz RISC-V) and more RAM (400kB). – Tom’s Hardware

Adafruit IO News

What IS Adafruit IO Wippersnapper?

Adafruit IO Wippersnapper is a new way to create robust Internet of Things Projects without writing code. Wippersnapper is in early development and it’s not out yet. BUT, we will be publishing content about Wippersnapper whenever we have exciting new things to show you!

Watch the first demo of Wippersnapper on Youtube >>>

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