Thursday, December 29, 2011

Connect Your Stuff to the Internet Easily

Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Even if you're good with electronics and programming, these are involved projects. Instead of worrying about wiring or networking code, you can focus on your idea.

A new Kickstarter project (about to close for funding heavily oversubscribed) has a great little device that makes it simple to hook up monitors and receive tweets whenever one of the attached probes send a signal. Moisture, vibration, doors or windows opening and heat can all be detected. The rules are simple to enter, and the price at $99 seems pretty reasonable.