Rod Gatehouse‘s LoRa IOT Home Environment Monitoring System is built using readily available hardware modules and consists of multiple remote stations with environmental sensors that communicate to an Arduino Mega based IoT gateway via LoRa RF modules.
LoRa Environmental Monitoring System
The LoRa IOT Home Environmental Monitoring System consists of an Arduino Mega based IOT-to-Internet gateway and Arduino Feather based remote stations with environmental sensors. The remote stations communicate wirelessly with the gateway using LoRa radios.
The system enables a homeowner to monitor the home environment via an internet accessible dashboard, receive periodic SMS environmental notifications, receive realtime SMS alerts when monitored environmental parameters exceed preset thresholds, and log environmental data to the cloud.
GreatScottLab‘s new project video is about making a DIY soldering station using Arduino and a standard JBC soldering iron. The video also provides all the basic info you would need to know about soldering station, including thermocouples, AC power control and zero point detection.
Parking in your home garage could be a bit of challenge if you have a bigger vehicle. You would like to make sure when you parked, you had enough space to walk around the vehicle. This Instructable describes an Arduino based garage parking assistant that would allow you to park in your best spot every time.
Garage parking assistant
It uses an ultrasonic transducer to measure the distance between your car’s bumper and the backside wall of the garage. A control box with visual indicators using bright Green and Red LEDs signals you when you are on the exact spot. Prior to its first use, you need to calibrate the sensor by parking your car in the best position that you like.
A new project tutorial from educ8s.tv is about making an Arduino based analog thermometer that uses an analog voltage panel meter for displaying temperature.
Today we are going to learn how to use this analog voltmeter with Arduino and make it show the temperature instead of the voltage. As you can see, in this modified voltmeter, we can see the temperature in degrees Celsius. The temperature is measured by this digital sensor, a DS18B20 and it is then displayed on the voltmeter. I really like analog dials like this one, because they give a vintage look to the projects. Let’s now see how to achieve that result.
An Arduino-powered soda locker project posted by Mistablik on Instructables can easily fit into his locker and can supply two different kinds of pop. It features a coin acceptor that allows you to use nickels, dimes, and quarters for purchasing the soda.
DIY Soda machine using Arduino
Lockers just aren’t what they used to be. With so many schools moving to electronic devices for books, lockers become less of a space for your books, and more of a question of: “What am I going to do with this?”
What if you could use that space for your own vending machine? In this Instructable, I’ll tell you how I came up with the idea, how I designed it, how I solved a few problems along the way, and how it all turned out! So pop open a can of your favorite drink and come along!