“Yes, that’s it… I always forget to take my umbrella when I’m leaving home.
I tried lot of solutions. I installed apps on my smartphone to remind me that the weather was not sunny the first time I unlock my phone, I tried fancy widgets, etc… but there was no way out!
What I was searching for was a system that actually reminds me to take my umbrella when I’m in front of my door and near my umbrella stand, nor when I get up of my bed nor when it’s too late and my phone GPS reaches the signal to understand I’m on my way on my car…”
This project is about creating a led based indicator (to be mounted on existing umbrella stands) which indicates whether it’s going to be raining or not. All this thanks to a Flyport board and a Grove Nest plus WiFi connectivity and data coming from a Meteo service.
As always with Simone’s hacks you’ll find extensive documentation on our Wiki: step by step details on how to hack any umbrella stand you like and let it save your next rainy day.
What are you waiting for? See the How To complete guide on our Wiki and hack it!