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Home Safety Monitoring With IoT

Home automation is a popular project to undertake but its complexity can quickly become daunting, especially if you go further than controlling a few lights (or if you’re a renter). To test the waters you may want to start with something like this home safety monitor, which is an IoT device based on an Arduino. It allows remote monitoring of a home for things such as temperature, toxic gasses, light, and other variables, which is valuable even if you don’t need or want to control anything.

The device is built around an Arduino Nano 33 IOT which has WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities as well as some integrated security features. This build features a number of sensors including pressure/humidity, a gas/smoke detector, and a light sensor. To report all of the information it gathers around the home, an interface with Ubidots is configured to allow easy (and secure) access to the data gathered by the device.

The PCB and code for the project are all provided on the project page, and there are a number of other options available if Ubidots isn’t your preferred method of interfacing with the Internet of Things. You might even give Mozilla’s WebThings a shot if you’re so inclined.

3 Reasons You Should Register For Maker Faire Shenzhen Now

This year, Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019 will be focusing on the theme “To the Heart of Community, To the Cluster of Industry”. With a full chain events for technological innovations, you can look forward to the Maker Summit Forum, Maker Booths (includes highlights and performances), as well as Innovation workshops. […]

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Give Your Plants Some Emotion With A.P.E.X.

I talk to my plants. Maybe I’m crazy, but I suspect that many of you do this too. In this project, you may be able to give your plants the ability to emote back just a little bit. A.P.E.X. is basically just a moisture sensor with some emojis as a […]

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Craft A Minecraft Creeper Robot

bring a creeper to life with your own bot

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Insta-Hue LED Party Heels

Control the color of these LED party shoes and matching bracelet wirelessly with Adafruit’s handy app

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Live Updates From Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

Maker Faire Bay Area is here! Get a sneak peek at all the must-see exhibits and creators. We'll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back regularly.

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Edible Innovations: Mixartista is a Robotic Bartender Designed for Luxury

Dante D. Cruz founded Mixartista to prototype and produce a cool, luxurious robotic bartender that would make perfect cocktails.

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Build a Thermoelectric-Cooled Drinkibot

John Park uses a Peltier cooler, a Trinket M0, and CircuitPython to build a drink-dispensing and cooling robot.

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MOVI Adds Voice Control to Arduino Projects

MOVI is designed to provide onboard speech recognition and synthesis, making it easy to add voice control to your Arduino based project.

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When Things Start to Gossip and Other Computational Matters

What are the implications of our devices exchanging information about our identities, abilities, and actions? They're all quite the gossip.

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