Each episode, I present ideas for projects you can do in your home, and projects that I am working on. Join me Thursdays at 3 PM EST, 12 noon PST, 8pm GMT.

This Week’s Video – Hey Samuel – https://youtu.be/MXNpzjzQ3VM

No Show October 8
CarolineLIVE Schedule
– October 15
– October 29
– November 12
– December10

How to Build a Scrolling-Text Face Mask with Raspberry Pi – https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/raspberry-pi-text-face-mask

Fabric Mask with translucent fabric – www.orderfacemask.shop
Neopixel 8×8 Matrix: https://amzn.to/32XSq0o
Mask bracket – https://amzn.to/2RQZsho

Source code: https://github.com/carolinedunn/scrollingTextMask

IFTTT is “Going Pro” – Announced on September 10, 2020
IFTTT Pro starts October 7 – https://ifttt.com/explore/introducing_ifttt_pro
Free IFTTT is limited to 3 Applets
What happens if I don’t upgrade? https://help.ifttt.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055682873-What-happens-if-I-do-not-upgrade-to-IFTTT-Pro-
For accounts with more than 3 Applets created already, you will have to upgrade to IFTTT Pro or all but 3 custom Applets will be archived on October 8th.
For accounts with more than 3 Applets before October 7th, the 3 most recently active of your created Applets will remain in your account. The rest will be archived.

ESP32 – Temp & Humidity
(Arduino & Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi running Node-Red
Tutorial & Code: https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp32-mqtt-publish-dht11-dht22-arduino/

New Alexa Hackathon – Beyond Voice
https://alexabeyondvoice.devpost.com/

Cash Prizes
$20K – Top Skill
$5K – 10 Finalists
$2K – 6 Categories
$50 – 300 Participation
Deadline: November 17, 2020

Incorporate at least 1 of 4 features
1. APL for Audio (Demo on 9/3)
2. APL (Demo on 9/17)
3. Motion and Sensing APIs (new)
Alexa Web API for Games

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