If you have started preparing for this year’s Halloween celebrations you might be interested in a new little Arduino hack which has transformed a candy bowl into a wirelessly connected distribution bowl that can be monitored remotely while you are out trick and treating.
The Arduino candy bowl monitor has been created by the team over at Adafruit and allows you to be notified when the candy outside your house has been devoured.
Watch the quick video below to learn more about this easy to install wireless candy bowl monitor, as well as the components you will require which are all available from the Adafruit online store.
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!