ICYMI – Adafruit IoT Monthly: Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

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IoT Projects

Weather Wise WiFi Umbrella Stand

Looking for a fun and functional DIY project that can brighten up even the gloomiest of days? This WiFi-enabled umbrella stand checks the weather for you and glows if you are going to need your umbrella. Step-by-step instructions, easy to make, and stylish to boot. – Adafruit Learning System

Smart Home Guardian Robot

A DIY version of the Amazon Astro for home surveillance. – HackADay

Canary Nightlight

Wouldn’t it be great to have a nightlight that changes color based on the time to help with sleep and waking up? Even better, what if it lets you know when your internet is down so you’re not wondering? Build your own red and blue canary to put in the outlet by the light switch where it can watch over you! –Adafruit Learning System

ChatGPT for the Smart Home

Using ChatGPT, atomic14 was able to generate a Python script to control specific pins on a Raspberry Pi. After generation, they “added on a bunch of bells and whistles afterwards, but the core of the API was generated by ChatGPT”. –atomic14

PiPyPirate Radio

Make a low-power FM transmission radio station with a Raspberry Pi or other single-board Linux computer. – Adafruit Learning System

IoT News and More!

Adafruit IO WipperSnapper gets a Web-Installer Update

We’re excited to show you the improved Adafruit IO firmware installer that makes it easier than ever to get started on IO with a WipperSnapper-compatible device. – Adafruit Blog

Flipper Zero Gets a 1-Month Battery Firmware Update

The Flipper Zero team details how a firmware update they rolled out increases the device’s battery life from one week to one month. – Flipper Zero Blog

What’s Next for the Smart Home?

An analysis of Jabil’s 2023 Smart Home Report finds that consumers are still overwhelmed by choice, fragmentation, and concern about their privacy. – StacyonIoT

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