Build this candy bowl you can monitor remotely over a WiFi network so trick-or-treaters never leave your home empty handed. A simple infrared light sensor detects when the bowl is empty or full, and a CC3000 WiFi chip exposes the sensor data to your wireless network. You can telnet to a simple server running on the Arduino and ask it if the bowl is full of candy!
This tutorial is a great demo of using the CC3000 breakout/shield in server mode, and also with mDNS so you don't need to know the IP address of the module!
Last updated on 2015-03-29 at 08.20.11 PM
Published on 2013-10-29 at 08.08.13 PM
Before you get started it will help to familiarize yourself with the CC3000 and IR sensors by reading these related guides:
Continue on to learn about the hardware for this project.