ICYMI – Adafruit IoT Monthly: Waterproofing your Projects, Jellyfish Umbrella, and more!

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IoT Projects

Smart Powermeter

J.G.Aguado’s power meter “provides real-time data on your energy consumption, giving you a quick overview of your grid’s status whenever you need it.” The power meter features a 2.9″ e-paper display and is powered by an ESP32-S2 (which can be used with your favorite diy-smart-home application). – HackADay

Keep the Internet Online with a DIY Automatic Transfer Switch

Geekabit’s friend was “looking for an automated transfer switch (ATS) so his PC and modem do not lose power when the circuit breaker trips.” Their DIY project switches the power over from a wall outlet to an uninterruptible power supply, keeping a PC and modem online. – geekabit

Ikea Vindriktning: Hacked for IoT!

The Ikea Vindriktning is a small and affordable air quality monitor that measures PM2.5 particulates for an AQI reading. The light bar on the front changes from green, to yellow or red depending on the reading. It’s a fun little device, but it would be great to make it Internet of Things (IoT) capable and this guide shows you how to do just that. – Adafruit Learning System

Jellyfish Umbrella with Easy WiFi Control

Make a jellyfish umbrella with animated lights, with no coding required. It looks beautiful in the evening! Make your jellyfish dance and flow with lights, tentacles, and iridescence. This is an intermediate project that gives you advanced results. The software is simple to load and use. Hundreds of animations and color combinations are available right through your fingertips, using any web browser or the free WLED app on your phone. – Adafruit Learning System

OMOTE: DIY Universal Remote

Frustrated by Logitech’s discontinuation of their Harmony Smart Remote, Max K. built their own universal smart remote. Focused on ergonomic design and graphics, the OMOTE features a capacitive 2.8” touchscreen and infrared, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. – HackaDay.io

The Ultimate Guide to Waterproofing Your Electronics Project

The Cave Pearl Project has been deploying undersea data loggers since 2013 and knows a thing or two about waterproofing electronics. This post is a summary of the techniques used by the project in waterproofing their data loggers. – The Cave Pearl Project

IoT News and More!

The White House Debuts IoT Cybersecurity Labels

The White House unveiled its plan for a U.S. Cyber Trust Mark that will certify that the IoT device marked with the label has met a set of security criteria developed to protect consumers’ networks and device data. The U.S. Cyber Trust Mark will be a voluntary program administered by the Federal Communications Commission, and the label should start appearing on devices in 2024. – Stacy on IoT

Adafruit IO WipperSnapper Now Supports 20 Boards!

We’re thrilled to announce that WipperSnapper, our no-code IoT firmware, now offers support for twenty (20!) development boards, and there are more in the pipeline! WipperSnapper firmware is portable, as it can seamlessly integrate with boards from any manufacturer, not limited to Adafruit alone. You can use WipperSnapper on a range of platforms and microcontrollers, including ESP32, ESP32-S2, ESP32-S3, ESP32-C3, ESP8266, RP2040, and ATMEL SAMD+ WiFi Co-Processor. – Adafruit Blog

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