ICYMI – Adafruit IoT Monthly Newsletter: Coffee Routine, IoT Cat, ESP32-S2 Feather, and more! #IoT #newsletter

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IoT Projects

Automating a Morning Coffee Routine

Petertree built a coffee maker which is “2x more expensive and messy than the one you can get on Amazon”. – Hackster

Putting a WiFi Router into an iPhone Wall Charger

Ryan Walker is building a “purpose-built router to be used in network attacks and exploits” which fits inside the casing of a standard iPhone wall charger –MachineHum.Medium.com

How to Get an AWS IoT Project Quickly Off the Ground

Demonstrating a model-based AWS IoT development for IoT development using state machines. – EmbeddedArtistry

Integrating a Plant Watering Project into an Existing Home Automation System

Sasa details their experience integrating a watering system into a scratch-built home automation system. – HackADay

Extracting Data from a Smart Scale

Kevin Norman extracted his data from a WiFi scale’s mobile app using optical character recognition (OCR) – HackADay

Pogo Pin Lock and Key with MQTT

Cheats built “a kind of lock and key that acts sorta like a USB hardware token”. Once the key is placed into the “lock”, an MQTT message is sent from the ESP8266 to perform an “unlock” action on the internet. – Hackster

Connecting a Robot Cat to the Internet

Charlyn Gonda developed a LinkedIn Learning IoT course for beginners which teaches “how to use CircuitPython—a version of Python specifically for microcontrollers—to program a robot cat that reacts to events while connected to the internet.” – LinkedIn Learning

IoT News and More!

Best practices for debugging Zephyr-based IoT applications

Best practices for debugging IoT projects that run on the Zephyr real-time operating system. – Embedded

Building an IoT Product — The Product(ion) Feedback Loop

A blog post from the perspective of an engineer about producing a physical IoT product using different Electronic Manufacturing Services. – Medium

ESP32-H2 Officially Recognized as a “Thread-Certified Component” and a “Zigbee-Compliant Platform”

The upcoming ESP32-H2 module is ZigBee compliant and supports the upcoming Matter protocol. – Espressif

No battery? That’s no problem for the future Internet of Things

Josiah Hester is producing batteryless devices for the future of IoT. One of the devices is a Gameboy powered by button presses and the sun. – Adafruit Blog

Adafruit ESP32-S2 Feather

What’s Feather-shaped and has an ESP32-S2 WiFi module? What has a STEMMA QT connector for I2C devices? What has your favorite Espressif WiFi microcontroller and lots of Flash and RAM memory for your next IoT project? What will make your next IoT project flyyyyy? That’s right – it’s the new Adafruit ESP32-S2 Feather! We also made one with a built-in BME280 temperature/humidity/pressure sensorAdafruit Store


The ESP32-S3-BOX provides a platform for developing the control of home appliances using Voice Assistance + touch screen controller, sensor, infrared controller, and intelligent Wi-Fi gateway. – Adafruit Store


The ESP32-S3-DevKitC-1 is an entry-level development board equipped with ESP32-S3-WROOM-1, a general-purpose Wi-Fi + Bluetooth LE MCU module that integrates complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE functions. – Adafruit Store

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