Build A Smart Umbrella Stand That Alerts You When Rain Is Forecasted

You have all sorts of tools to let you know when it's going to rain, but if you really want to make sure you're prepared, Device Plus has a guide for creating a umbrella stand that sounds an alarm if you try to leave the house without your umbrella when rain is in the forecast.

The brain here is a Raspberry Pi, but the system works because of a sensor that sets off an alarm when you open the door and the forecast includes rain. It's a clever, albeit over engineered solution to a common problem.

Still, if you're always forgetting your umbrella, it can make your day a little nicer. Head over to Device Plus for the full guide.

Create a smart umbrella stand [Device Plus via Adafruit]


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