Blynk Board Washer/Dryer Alarm
We created the SparkFun Blynk Board to solve problems. Big problems -- like keeping plants healthy -- and problems trending closer to the "first-world" end of the spectrum -- like a phone-alerting laundry monitor.
This tutorial demonstrates how to pair the Blynk Board with an MMA8452Q Accelerometer Breakout to create a shake-sensing laundry monitor. Once the laundry is done, the electronics will communicate with the Blynk app -- over Wi-Fi -- to send your phone a push notification.
Together, the Blynk Board and app will allow you to power through laundry day as quickly and efficiently as possible!
The wishlist below includes all of the electronics and components you'll need to follow along with this tutorial:
To follow along with this tutorial, you'll need to program your Blynk Board with new firmware. Hopefully, by this point, you've already exhausted the Project Guide and set your computer up to program the Blynk Board using Arduino. If not, check out either -- or both -- of those tutorials first.
This project builds on a handful of electronics concepts. If your unfamiliar with any of the subjects below, consider reading through that tutorial first.