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IoT Projects

A Thermostat for your Window

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A Raspberry Pi project which integrates with your thermostat to display the perfect time to open your windows. - GitHub

Continuous Integration Test Status Light

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Visually display the result of continuous integration tests with this cellular IoT status light. - Hackster

Google Calendar Event Display

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Keep an eye on your schedule with this MagTag Google Calendar Event Viewer. This CircuitPython project uses the Google Calendar API to retrieve a list of the latest events from your Google Calendar and displays them on the MagTag’s e-Ink screen. - Adafruit Blog

The Internet of Christmas Trees

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Prepare yourself for next years holiday season by building an internet-connected Christmas tree to send alerts when the tree needs watering. This detailed project writeup even dives into creating a parallel plate capacitor for monitoring the water level. - SpuriousEmissions

AI Freezer Monitor

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A freezer monitor that uses machine learning to provide alerts if a freezer is about to fail. - Adafruit Learning System

Hoodie of Community Interacts with Tweets

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This hoodie responds to emotive tweets by displaying a light show. - Hackster

IoT News and More!

A review of Blues Wireless - Cellular IoT at a Flat Rate

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Blues Wireless is a new IoT company that offers a System-on-Module with GPS and Cellular, a cloud platform for managing cellular device fleets, and a flat $49 fee for 10 years of IoT cellular service. - Dev.to

Is the Amazon Echo Flex Mute Button Real?

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Amazon’s new Echo Flex includes a button to mute the microphone. While most of us remain suspicious, electronupdate decided to reverse engineer the Echo Flex’s mute button to determine if it does more than turn on a red LED. - electronupdate

Samsung’s Galaxy Upcycling Program repurposes old phones as IoT devices

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Samsung introduced a new recycling initiative at CES 2021 to convert your old Galaxy smartphone into an IoT device. - Adafruit Blog

Adafruit IO News

Adafruit IO Stats

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