ICYMI – Adafruit IoT Monthly: Detecting Water Pollution, Smart Girder, and more!

ICYMI (In case you missed it) – the IoT Monthly Newsletter from AdafruitDaily.com went out this morning!

If you missed it, subscribe now! – You’ll get one newsletter each month.

The next newsletter goes out in a month and being subscribed is the best way to keep up with all the Internet of Things. No spam, no selling lists, leave any time. Over 4,300+ subscribers worldwide!

IoT Projects

Smart Girder – a Structural Information Display

Lame_Dave’s Smart Girder project adds an enormous RGB LED matrix into a structural girder in their home. Using a combination of scripts including Home Assistant, the Smart Girder can display data such as train times, weather information, overhead flights, and their car’s battery level – Hackster.io

Using SDR to Monitor Tire Pressure on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma

With his 2008 Toyota Tacoma only giving him information that the tire pressure is low, Ross reverse-engineered the tire pressure monitoring sensors. He used a Software Defined Radio (SDR) dongle to listen in on the frequency broadcasted by the tire monitoring sensors. If you’re into reverse engineering radio packets, this is the write-up for you! – r-c-y

Pothole detector using Kria KV260

The Kria KV260 camera module is used in conjunction with machine learning models to identify and take pictures of potholes in India. If a pothole is identified, an image and the location of the pothole are transferred to the local repair authority. – Adafruit Blog

GSM & SMS Enabled AI-driven (TinyML) Water Pollution Monitor

A budget-friendly device for collecting water resources in the field and forecasting pollution levels using TinyML. – Adafruit Blog

LoRa Mesh Network of Birdhouses

Placing LoRa radios in birdhouses to build a low-cost emergency mesh network for communicating across town. –WARS-Birdhouse

Building Alerts for Household Water Leaks

Suhas Deshpande built a water leak detection (and alert) system using a Raspberry Pi and a water leak sensor. Their software setup consisted of using Courier to create custom alert thresholds and Twilio for SMS/Email notifications if a leak is detected. – Courier Blog

Build an IoT Thermometer with Adafruit IO WipperSnapper

Digi-Key built an IoT thermometer using Adafruit’s no-code IoT platform, WipperSnapper. The ESP8266-based development board communicates with a BME280 module via I2C, requests temperature and humidity data every 30 seconds, and uploads the measured values to Adafruit IO. – Digi-Key

IoT News and More!

Home Automation Company Insteon Abruptly Closes

The smart-home company, Insteon, vanished during the month of April. Ars Technica reports:

“The service has been down for three days now despite the company status page saying, “All Services Online.” The company forums are down, and no one is replying to users on social media.

Insteon devices are reported to work locally, however, the voice assistant features no longer work. Further – the application used to configure (or re-configure) the Insteon Hub or Insteon Automations no longer works.

Thankfully, Home Assistant – an Open Source Home Automation project, supports Insteon devices. A blog post details how to integrate Home Assistant with existing Insteon devices and previews a new hub within Home Assistant for Insteon devices.

Better IoT Design Patterns: Desired State vs. Actual State

Golioth’s Mike Szczys is writing a series entitled “Better IoT Design Patterns”. In this blog post, he addresses the problem of a remote device’s state not syncing with the state of a virtual device. – Golioth

Adafruit.io, the IoT Platform for Everyone

Sign up for our IoT Platform, Adafruit IO (for free!) by clicking this link. We don’t have investors and we’re not going to sell your data. When you sign up for Adafruit IO+, you’re supporting the same Adafruit Industries whose hardware and software you already know and love! You help make sure we’re not going anywhere by letting us know we’re on the right track.

Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in! adafruit.com/mastodon

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org

Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.