ICYMI – Adafruit IoT Monthly: FPV Lawnmower, Solar Storms, and more!

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IoT Projects

Phone-controlled Lawnmower with Video Streaming

Ievgenii Tkachenko’s DIY lawnmower project, Lawny, “invites you to picture yourself relaxing in a cozy chair, enjoying a racing simulator, and effortlessly mowing your lawn”. – Hackster.io

Tomato plant talks to you using Raspberry Pi and AI.

Audrey III is an interactive gardening experience. Instead of a traditional IoT dashboard for viewing the plant’s sensor data, Audrey III assists in growing a tomato plant through conversational AI. It can tell you its nutrient levels and when the last time its been watered – TomsHardware

Controlling the Taylor Swift Eras Tour wristbands with Flipper Zero

John Graham breaks down the process of interfacing with a free LED wristband from Taylor Swift’s ongoing “Eras Tour” concerts. – jgc.org

IoT News and More!

It’s A Snap by Adafruit

It’s a Snap (ItsaSnap) is a new iOS app designed for exploring Adafruit IO. It allows you to send data to your Adafruit IO feeds. You can also link it to control or monitor your internet-connected projects. This lets you control and check Adafruit devices from your phone, anywhere. – Adafruit Learning System

Solar Storms Break Millions of Smart Devices

The May 2024 solar storm’s impacts were felt by millions of IoT devices. Memfault dives into their databases to find out how many of their monitored devices were impacted. – Memfault Blog

IoT technology will save eight times the energy it consumes by 2030

A new study from Transforma Insights found that IoT devices that monitor industrial facilities will save more than eight times the energy than they consume. This would save 230 billion cubic meters of water and eliminating one gigaton of CO2 emissions. – IoTTechNews


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