Learn & understand Protobject by examples

A smart umbrella stand

If it is raining (information provided by weather.com API) and you forgot the umbrella in the umbrella stand, a notification is sent you just after leaving home.

Stuffs you need
– A door
– Something to host an umbrella (e.g., a normal umbrella stand!)
– Weather.com API Key (get one for free here)
IFTTT recipe (If maker Then email)

Expected time for the realization
– Around 30 minutes

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An energy saving tool

The tool make a crosscheck to understand if a window is open while the heater is working signaling the waste through a notification.

Stuffs you need
– A window
– A heater or air conditioner
IFTTT recipe (If maker Then email)

Expected time for the realization
– Around 20 minutes

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A tangible interface for a light

A tap and a pen are put in a corkboard and leveraged to control color and intensity of a light displayed on a PC screen.

Stuffs you need
– A corkboard
– Drawing pins
– A tap
– A transparent pen
– Coloured marker to print (see here)
– A paper piece
– Elastic bands

Expected time for the realization
– Around 60 minutes

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