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Star Fragment IoT Lamp
Inspired by Star Fragments from video games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, this fully 3D printed star-shaped lamp uses a QT Py ESP32-S2 and NeoPixel LEDs to turn on when the sun rises and off when it sets. – Adafruit Learning System
IoT Powered Tide Clock and Water Level Display
Ever wanted to know what the local tide was doing? Here’s an IoT device that uses an NOAA API to tell you all about it. It displays how long it is until the next high or low tide and shows the current water level. – HackADay.io
Mini Weather Station
Is the weather outside delightful or frightful? A mini weather monitor using the OpenWeatherMap API to extract and display information – Adafruit Learning System
A fully custom mailbox alert system with LoRa
TreasureDev posts on Mastodon their fabulous multimedia project, a take on a notification system when something arrives in one’s mailbox. – Mastodon
Conversion of a defective flip clock to NTP
Converting a lovely flip clock from 1960 to use a stepper motor and obtain the current time from the Internet. – Wolfgang Jung
Self-Watering Plant System
James Black shared their self-watering plant system “Calm Station” which provides users with real-time room conditions. – Adafruit Blog
Wrist-mounted Air Quality Monitor
A wearable take on an internet-connected air quality monitor. – Adafruit Learn
Grafana on a Fish Farm
Details of using Grafana to monitor a fish farm. – Grafana Blog
IoT News and More!
Amazon opens its Sidewalk network to developers
Four years ago, Amazon announced their low-bandwidth long-range wireless network named Sidewalk. This week, Amazon announced that the private network is now open to developers using AWS IoT. – Techcrunch
28% of US Internet Households Have 3+ Smart Home Devices
First-time homebuyers are leading the charge in expanding the connected device market. While smart home purchases are generally down from 2022, “robotic vacuum cleaners, smart cameras, video doorbells, and smart thermostats experienced higher purchase rates than in 2021.” – PRNewsWire
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