* toio™ is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc
* toio™ development using UIFloweloper of toio™
* Tanaka, the developer of toio™, is a big fan of M5
* PnPFlow demo
Christmas is celebrated by countries around the world. Traditions to celebrate the festival of love include a feast; giving gifts or cards; and enjoying church or public festivities, like singing Christmas carols and songs.
To celebrate the festival, Makers always show off their skills. In the M5Stack Christmas Contest 2022, M5 loyalists make a good performance. We hereby express our thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! Let's see which ones came out on top from the 28 entries.
Magic Christmas Tree@IkeuchiRyota
With a flick of the star wand, the Christmas tree lights up smoothly. Isn’t it like magic? In fact, it's based on the power of technology. Magnets are set underneath the Lego block with wires, Hall effect Unit is mounted on the bottom of the StickC console, when the star wand with iron inside connects to the magnet on the console, the lights on the Christmas tree start flickering as set before.
Chebyshev Linkage Robots @KantenNamako
It’s a comedy-style work with a mix of Asian and Western styles. To celebrate Christmas and new year, using M5Stack as the controller, Keiichi Matsui made two Chebyshev linkage (a four-bar linkage that converts rotational motion to approximate linear motion created by Chebyshev)robots. These two robots are decorated cutely, having a funny moving pace, conveying a happy atmosphere.
ATOM Christmas Tree@aaa_tu
This Christmas tree stands out from the rest of the entries with its sense of technology and Minimalism. Just using M5ATOM Matrix and MAX7219 LED Display Module, @aaa_tu made this perfect project. The tutorial is uploaded on his website athttps://www.creativity-ape.com/entry/2022/12/25/025029
Other Great Projects
M5stack Snow Ball@LuisLlamas
🎄Merry Christmas Project finished!— Luis Llamas (@LuisLlamas) December 26, 2022
🎉A snow ball made with a @M5Stack Core 2.
🧡150 particles with collisions between them (verlet integration) plus a background layer with 250 with no inner colliders, only bounding ball
🔥It also uses the acellerometer to get gravity direction! pic.twitter.com/hmvxAvXn83
LuisLlamas is good at software interaction with M5Stack, making interesting projects. This time, Luis made a snowball with M5Core2, when the device turns direction, the snowflakes whirled down to the gravity direction gotten by the accelerometer in Core2, cute and vivid.
Displaying Air Quality CO2 Over Snowflakes @zeromem0
Zeromemo made a snowflake theme for Core2, a project that balances aesthetics and practicality. Hanged on a Christmas tree, this Core2 displays the time, temperature, CO2 concentration and ambient humidity information over snowflakes, presenting a festival atmosphere. Zeromemo uploaded the open-source code Github: https://github.com/zeromem0/snowingSCD41
Shake with ATOM S3@its_hard_2_name
Birds can broadcast news? Robot babies can drink milk? People can use Ultrasound to measure wind speed? At M5Stack Japan Creativity Contest 2022, technology and creativity collide, turning every idea into reality.
Innovation can promote the advance of human civilization. Deep inside, everyone’s heart hides a "seed" of innovation. Upholding the concept of "Quick&Easy IoT Development", M5Stack helps every "seed" sprout and grow into a huge tree with its easy-to-develop hardware and software solutions. In collaboration with Switch Science, M5Stack launched the M5Stack Japan Creativity Contest 2022. This month, this contest came to an end, and we received 153 creative entries from https://protopedia.net/event/m5stack2022, let’s find out the winners.
Extreme weather has become a significant source of disasters in the 21st century.
Disastrous events such as extreme weather and global warming are on the rise worldwide, causing many negative impacts not only on society and the economy， but also posing a great threat and damage to people's lives.
In daily life, people pay attention to weather changes for preventing epidemics, as catching a cold is easy when it rains or cools down suddenly.For agricultural production, it is necessary to adjust the planting method regularly according to the weather.
Weather forecast is the science of prediction, which cannot be completely or always accurate, from the perspective of scientific rules.The incorrect weather forecast information can affect people's judgment of weather types and disaster levels, which can lead to damage.
Improving the accuracy of weather forecasting is still a worldwide challenge.
In such a condition, many companies and engineers choose M5Stack to set up a customised small weather monitor stations to get more accurate weather data they want.
On 2022.9.18, Typhoon No. 14, considered the strongest typhoon on record, made landfall on the Satsuma Peninsula in Kyushu, Japan.
It was great to be able to monitor through the webcam. I can see what's happening at my parents' house and outside, including my parents’ condition, so I feel very relieved." Yoshihiro Shimoyama, who is in Saitama, felt very grateful and relieved on this typhoon day.
Yoshihiro Shimoyama is the president of ergo, a Japanese IT consulting company. To facilitate the care of his parents, he built a weather monitor system at his parents' home in Kagoshima City, using M5Stack's Core2, StickC, human sensor (PIR HAT), environmental sensor (ENV UNIT) and M5Camera to monitor the safety of the elderly, collect environmental data and simply control the home. Shimoyama used the Arduino IDE to program, set up M5StickC to transfer data to the MQTT broker every five minutes, stored the data in the PostgreSQL database, and finally edited the data on Rmenu to display visualized graphs.
The monitoring display graph is divided into three sections. The first part has five columns of data. The first column shows the number of responses from the human sensor at each time of day, which detects whether the elderly person is up and moving, and Shimoyama can contact the elderly person and the local caregiver if there are any abnormalities to prevent accidents occur; the second column shows the weather data of the surrounding area obtained from the weather information service; the third column shows the temperature, humidity and air pressure in the room;The fourth and fifth columns contain the temperature and humidity data at the head and feet of the bed where the elderly person sleeps. The second section is a row of gauges, the eight gauges showing the data uploaded by the M5StickC placed in the kitchen. The line graph in the third section is a visual view of the corresponding kitchen environment data.
The five cameras, installed both indoors and outdoors, provide live video of the elderly and the situation of the home.
Besides such extreme weather, this remote monitoring system gives Yoshihiro Shimoyama, who is away from home, a lot of convenience and security in his daily life. In normal times, as it is not convenient to watch the monitoring data all the time, the M5Core2 in Mr. Shimoyama's hands is set up with an alert function and a vibration function. Even if there is movement at night, the human sensor at home senses his parents' movement and transmits it to the device, thus he can feel his parents' activities at all times, as if the family is living together. Even when he is away, with a pocket WIFI connection, Mr. Shimoyama can receive alerts from his parents' home by carrying the Core2 with him.
The M5Camera will not only take daily photos of the medication calendar on the wall of his parents' home and send it to Mr. Shimoyama at breakfast time so that he can check and remind them to take their medication, but also have the AI function to intelligently monitor his home for any major abnormal changes and send alerts in time.
"Parental care has become necessary since April 2020, but COVID-19 brings all sorts of restrictions. This remote monitoring system has been instrumental in caring for my parents and I am very grateful." Mr Shimoyama said. He started to build this system May 2020, adding features to it layer by layer downhill over two years.