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Cloud Box

by antoinepch

Published on December 12, 2014

Ever wanted to check the weather without checking your phone every five minutes ?

With this stylishly conceived CloudBox, you could finally have a new tech barometer ! This tool was designed for wind lovers: with its integrated fan, a quick look will be all you need before deciding to go out kiting, sailing or go take a stroll.

How it works:

Any time the box receives a signal through the cloudBit, the servo is activated. A clock hand is attached to the servo. Depending on the weather or the wind speed, the impulse sent from the CloudBits to the box will range in a set that will change the output showing on the barometer and the fan.






Credits: Eliott DE VANSSAY DE BLAVOUS, Apolline LAPP-VOAYE, Antoine PICHE, We're students from IIM promo 2019.

How To Make It

STEP 1

In a cardboard box, cut on the front side two holes, the size of the servo and the fan.

STEP 2

Add a hole at the back of your box for the power.

STEP 3

Customize your box as you like !

STEP 4

For the fan: plug together a USB power and one of the two CloudBit. Identify it as the one for the fan.

STEP 5

Set up the fan in the box and plug it to its cloudbit.

STEP 6

For the servo: set up the second Cloudbit USB power block and connect it to the servo (you might need a prolongator). Always useful to have a value screen ("Number") to monitor your output values.

STEP 7

On IFTTT.com, create the 6 following recipes with Weather as a trigger and Littlebits as the output: Barometer: - If current condition changes to snow, then set cloudbit output for 0 - If current condition changes to rain, then set cloudbit output for 35 - If current condition changes to cloudy, then set cloudbit output for 65 - If current condition changes to clear, then set cloudbit output for 100 Fan: - If wind speed rises above 20 kph blowing in any direction, then set cloudbit output for 50 - If wind speed rises above 100 kph blowing in any direction, then set cloudbit output for 100

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