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Husband, father, maker.
Chattanooga, TN, United States
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An angel made from hand and foot traces of my angels
Quickly build a wifi-enabled clock that keeps accurate time via the internet.
Monitor the state of a home outlet or circuit and send an alert when the power to the outlet or circuit goes out.
Work in progress
Zuuljs is an IoT access delegation manager written to work with Particle devices. Zuul allows Makers to give conditional access to their IoT
For work every now and then I have to enroll up to 200 Chromebooks/Chromebits/Chromeboxes, so I wrote a script that does just that.
First impressions of a Raspberry Pi connected to the Particle Cloud.
Very clever! I really need to stop dragging my feet on this ParticlePi thing and get hacking. This is the first in-the-wild example I have looked at, and I think this is my tipping point. Time to hack!
Also, I cheat a little when my home IP changes (about once a year): Check your gmail access history to get your IP address.
I wouldn't recommend a battery-powered wifi clock. You could put the Photon to sleep for long durations and only wake up once or so per day to extend battery life, but you'd lose the auto-brightness feature with a sleeping microcontroller. Assuming you don't care about the auto-brightness, you might have to recharge the clock every week or two (depending on the size of your battery). I did some "real world" battery testing a while back on the original Spark Core and posted my results at https://community.particle.io/t/spark-battery-life-testing/4779. The Photon is more power efficient than the Spark Core, but when you're also running a big 7-segment display, you'll be eating into battery life.
Your best bet for a battery-powered clock might be a small microcontroller like an Adafruit Trinket and use a real-time clock device like this. If you're sticking with the big 7-segment, you probably have plenty of room for a larger battery like a 2500 mAh LiPo.
I hope all that helps!
... does it actually convince the kids to not fight going to bed? If it does, we'll start counting down bedtimes to EVERYTHING.
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