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IoT Projects

NightBunny Toddler Clock

This bunny nightlight glows different colors to help Eyal51’s toddler understand different times of the day without reading a clock. – GitHub

IoT Weather Station Predicts Rainfall Intensity

Instant, heavy, rainfalls have effected crop yield in ThAmplituhedron’s country. They built a weather station which logs weather data on Google Sheets and interprets it using a neural network to accurately predict the intensity of the rainfall in their region. – Hackaday.io

Pet Bowl Water Level Sensing

Keep an eye on your pet’s water bowl using the FunHouse development board and Home Assistant. – Adafruit Learning System

Monitoring Baby Chicks

Derral Garrison built a monitoring system for their cute baby chickens. – Adafruit Blog

Telegram-enabled Thermal Printer

Control thermal printers via the Telegram app to print out notes, shopping lists, and more. – Hackaday.io

Mail Slot Detector

Waiting for that very special piece of mail? This mail slot detector will text you when the mail has been delivered. – Adafruit Learning System

IoT 3D Printer Filament Box Humidity Monitor

Increase the shelf life of 3D printer filament by monitoring its storage container. – Adafruit Blog

Soil moisture monitoring in a flower garden

A network of over twenty(!) bluetooth soil sensors in a garden “to provide a comprehensive picture of just what the water in the dirt is doing”. – Hackaday.io

IoT News and More!

Dale Dougherty on TFW Your Device Breaks Up With You

Dale Dougherty brings up some very important points, mainly how should we be thinking about end-of-life for our smart devices. – Make

AWS Architecture Blog: Exponential Backoff and Jitter


A deep-dive into the solution Amazon Web Services uses to spread out client connections and reduce system load. While Amazon uses this for AWS, the same technique can be used while designing firmware for internet-of-things devices to reduce the server load and increase device battery life. – AWS Blog

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