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Analyzing Squirrel Behaviour and Weather Forecasting with MATLAB and ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Lord Kelvin said, “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.” In Carsten’s project, he built a squirrel feeder complete with sensors and a camera. The “Squirrel Cafe” allows squirrels to lift a cover and take a peanut. When that happens, data gets collected and the feeder tweets its… read more >>

Basement Dehumidifier Tweets Its Humidity with ThingSpeak and ESP8266 Wi-Fi

Posted by Hans Scharler,

ThingSpeak user, Spencer, adapted a humidifier that sits in his basement. He is solving a common issue about humid basements. If your dehumidifier fails, you get wet things you have stored and then mold. Spencer created a humidity board using the DHT22 that measures humidity and then reports the data to… read more >>

Let Your Plants Tweet Using Spark and ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Head over to Instructables to learn how to make your plants Tweet using Spark Wi-Fi and ThingSpeak. Gregory Fenton created a project that monitors his plant’s soil moisture and then notifies him via Twitter when it is time to water it.

Greg built the project out of necessity to help his plants suffering… read more >>

CheerLights Arduino Sketch for FastLED Compatible Lights #featurefriday

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We just created a FastLED and Arduino tutorial and Arduino Sketch to read in the latest CheerLights color and display it on FastLED compatible lights. CheerLights is a global network of colored lights that all synchronize to one color based on Twitter. People all around the world have built very creative displays of the latest… read more >>

Instant TweetControls #featurefriday

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We spent some time enhancing our TweetControl App. TweetControl allows you to control things with Twitter. You setup a TweetControl to listen for a keyword mentioned on Twitter and we execute any web service API call that you specify. Developers have created racing cars, political campaign trackers, and we use… read more >>

Sending Tweets Automatically Every Morning With TimeControl

Posted by Hans Scharler,

TimeControl can be used to send Tweets automatically at predetermined times.  In this tutorial, we’ll be sending a Tweet every weekday with the current time and the current CheerLights color.
The first step is to link a Twitter account to ThingSpeak.
Next, we’ll create a new TimeControl with the following values:

Name: “CheerLights…

Celebrate the Holidays by Joining CheerLights, a Global Network of Lights #iot

Posted by Hans Scharler,

For the third holiday season in a row, the CheerLights project is gearing up. The idea behind CheerLights is to show that we are all connected by synchronizing the color of lights around the world. Christmas lights are a staple around the holidays and with Internet-connected lights, the color of your lights… read more >>