Here is the the initial sketch loaded and blinking the on board LED:
Here is the board connected to my wi-fi and talking to my router:
Here is the video of the Feather Huzzah board with the blink sketch:
IoT Project proposal sketches
My ideas are gathering around three possible projects and I am :
- Idea #1: a motion-activated project that would help monitor if the dog has been fed for a household where more than one person feeds the dog and the dog is on medication that is administered with meals and should not be doubled up. Information would be available on our smartphone indicating whether the dog bowl had been moved in the two time periods for breakfast and dinner.
- Idea #2: A “building block” for artists who would like to place discrete animations or scrolling text drawn from web servers into their static 3D work. This one I’m not sure can be done on the Feather. I’ve seen only instructions for doing this in Python. However, if this can be forked onto Arduino Feather without becoming lossy due to limited file size for images etcetera then this could be a cool way to get moving images and text into small scale art installations.
- Idea #3: Visual “what’s the weather, what do I need” device. This is a riff on a weather station except that it takes the typical data of temperature, humidity etc. that is usually displayed in weather stations and makes it available in an “at-a-glance” platform that answers visually critical questions like “do I need my sunglasses and sunhat” and “do I need my umbrella” and “do I need my hat and gloves” as well as signaling if there is severe weather. In addition to these visual cues, this weather device also has 1-2 OLED displays for more information if the user wants to see temp, what the weather warning is, etc.