PeggyBoard: An Interactive Climbing Wall
The PeggyBoard is “a Raspberry Pi project developed to be paired with your home “woody”/climbing wall. It features an easy-to-use web app that anyone on your network can open up and begin setting a custom route that will then light up the respective holds on your wall. These routes can also be saved so they can be revisited later.” - GitHub
A Loud Phone Ringer for the Elderly
Giovanni Aggiustatutto built a custom base for an elderly friend. The cordless landline phone’s base contains a loud ringer and flashing lights to alert the friend of an incoming call. - HackADay
HydroCleaner: River Cleaning Robot
A low-cost, ML-powered, robot that attempts to capture trash in small waterways. - HackADay.io
Using Meshtastic and OwnTracks to Kick A Google Location Habit
Jonathan Bennet was searching for an alternative way to share location data with their wife and business travel. They combine Meshtastic, a LoRa-based mesh network, and OwnTracks, a GPS location tracker, to create a private (self-hosted) location-sharing service. - HackADay
Screen Time Monitoring with Adafruit IO
Using an HLK-LD2410B human detection sensor and Adafruit IO to monitor the amount of time an engineer spends staring at their computer screen. - Hackster.io
A birdhouse with a weight scale inside to detect a bird. The birdhouse is powered by solar energy and can transmit the scale’s data via LoRaWAN to the Internet. - HackADay.io
IoT News and More!
Millions of UK Smart Meters will Brick
Millions of smart meters in the UK will become “bricked” as 2G and 3G mobile networks are turned off across the country. - The Register
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