Some products come pre-assembled, batteries included; others are made to be tinkered with. The DIY award goes to those projects and people harnessing connected technologies for their lives on their own terms.
APDUINO Project enables you to quickly and easily monitor and control your sensor-enabled devices without programming. The open-source APDuinOS software runs any Arduino Mega 2560 board equipped with Arduino Ethershield. Core features include Sensor, Control and Rule abstraction, self-registration, SD logging, Internet-Of-Things logging to Cosm and Thingspeak. Supporting a selection of pre-integrated sensors, APDuinOS also supports a cloud-based service APDUINO Online to facilitate configuration and management of your device(s) remotely.
OpenEnergyMonitor is a project to develop open-source energy monitoring tools to help us relate to our use of energy, our energy systems and the challenge of sustainable energy. Our main focus at the moment is developing an end-to-end open-source energy monitoring system that is Arduino IDE compatible.
Eric Maundu's aquaponic (A combination of fish farming and hydroponic planting) systems use sensors and online connectivity to maximize productivity of the system while limiting the required upkeep to grow your own tasty treats.
PEO is a little energy device that limits your computer usage time to a value generated from the distance you traveled with your bicycle in advance. It raises awareness for the amount of time spent in front of computers nowadays and forces its users to seek physical exercise in compensation for their “screen hours”.
CheerLights is an -Internet of Things- project created by Hans Scharler that allows people-s lights all across the world to synchronize to one color set by Twitter. This is a way to connect physical things with social networking experiences. Over 10,000 people are participating in CheerLights around the world.
An open design exercise in interface archaeology, that decodes the input from a classic Morse telegraph to send twitter messages. The Tworse Key is a standalone device that connects through a standard LAN cable, the Morse signals are decoded by the built-in Arduino Ethernet board, which delivers the final message though the Twitter API.
The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype uses crowd sourcing to output a text description of the scene.
Tempescope is an ambient display device that can reproduce tomorrow's weather conditions from inside your home. Four major weather patterns: (rain, cloud cover, sun, and lightning) can be simulated using data pulled in using Wunderground's API service via Bluetooth with an Arduino board controlling an air pump, water pump, ultrasound diffuser, and a handful of other components that work to simulate the forecast.
Botanicalls Kits let plants reach out for human help! They offer a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates to your mobile phone. When your plant needs water, it will post to let you know, and send its thanks when you show it love.
In a nutshell, I’ve accidentally built a software system that makes it easy for YOU to: build your own small internet-connected printers, produce customized content for them, and share that content with other people who also have small internet-connected printers.
Never leave the house on a rainy day without the proper protection. The system uses data pulled in from World Weather Online API, a WiFi module, motion sensor, Grove Nest board, and some LEDS that will come alive to alert you to the forecast.
OpenSprinkler is an open-source, web-enabled sprinkler timer / controller based on the Arduino software. It works with standard 24VAC sprinkler valves commonly found in household watering and irrigation systems.
Smart Scale is a cheap () and Open Source bathroom scale with wireless Bluetooth communications. It works just like a usual bathroom scale, where the user can use it and read the weight value on the LCD or the weight value is received automatically on user Android Smart Phone (which is sent by the scale wireless).
The AirCasting Air Monitor (ACAM) is equipped with carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), temperature, and relative humidity sensors. The ACAM connects to the AirCasting Android app over Bluetooth. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap.
Open your Garage Door from your Android mobile using Arduino. NO Android Programming required. Optionally No Soldering required.
The ArduRadio streams Internet radio using an Ethernet connection, NFC cards and an Arduino. Using a touch interface to select their radio station users simply tap their selection against the device to change what station they would like to listen to.
AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. The AirCasting Luminescence vest was developed to communicate sensor measurements without the normally required reference to a screen interface and to spark interaction between AirCasters and people located in their immediate vicinity.
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