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Smart Plant Monitor with E-Ink Display
This plant monitor is neat because it “takes advantage of the ESP32-S3’s touchpad feature which has all the circuitry needed to monitor (soil) capacitance”. – HackADay.io
BirdNETPi – a real-time acoustic bird classification system
BirdNET is an audio analyzer built around TensorFlow Lite. It runs on a Raspberry Pi and “can recognize bird sounds from a USB microphone or sound card in real-time and share its data with the rest of the world” – GitHub
OpenMower – DIY Smart Mowing Robot
The OpenMower project alleges that inexpensive off-the-shelf robotic mowers aren’t great! They “drive in a random direction until they hit the border of the lawn, rotate for a randomized duration, and repeat”. Instead of this basic operation, OpenMower is improving its mowers through open-source, community-built, software. – GitHub
Album Art for Turntables
Paul Cutler built an RGB matrix that can display the album art of whatever is spinning on a turntable. From a website, he picks the album he’s listening to, a script converts the image into a bitmap, and the bitmap is sent over MQTT to an RGB matrix that’s sitting on his desk. – prcutler on Mastodon
Open Source Heat Pump Controller
ThermTerm is an open-source heat pump controller and home automation terminal, built on ESP32, by Danilo Campos. – Adafruit Blog
IoT News and More!
Adafruit.io and WipperSnapper Updates
This past August, a lot has been going on with our Adafruit.io platform and WipperSnapper firmware. It’s hard to keep track of everything! To address this, we, the Adafruit IO team, will publish bi-monthly (or monthly if we do not have enough news) “WipperSnapper Updates Wednesday” posts on the Adafruit Blog. This will help you stay informed about all the activities on this platform. – Adafruit Blog
Results from the 2023 Blues IoT Survey
Blues Wireless conducted a developer survey for users of their IoT platform and shared their insights. – Blues.io
Smart Garbage Trucks
Lewin Day writes about an Australian city testing smart garbage trucks to identify street-level maintenance issues. – HackaDay
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