Sometimes, I am very concerned about a project on Kickstarter, for example, Wio Link , I think Wio Link is a good product that can help me build IoT applications in a short time. And I made this Kickstarter Indicator to know how much money the Wio Link project raised with Wio Link.
It's really feel good when you get a new backer at Kickstarter. But you have to open the website and check the number of backer. Here we share this recipe to make this process much more interesting.
We are going to make a Kickstarter Monitor which have the below functions:
1. When there's a new backer, you will get a sound,"Wow, you got a new backer".
2. You will get"Hey, you got a new comment"when there's a new comment, then you will not miss any comments any more, as you know it's very important to reply a comment to your backer quickly.
3. There're many leds to show you how many money you had got.
And the most important is, you only need half an hour to MAKE this project.
Wio Link is a Wi-Fi development board to build connected IoT projects with Grove modules. Simplify your development of IoT devices without requirements of hardware programming or soldering.
If you want to know more information about Wio Link please click http://iot.seeed.cc/.
Find a 20*100cm wooden board, or other things you can find, such as a cardboard.
You need some 3M glues here.
What you need to do is sticking the modules to the board, as shown in the above image.
Let’s see the video first.
Before you configure the Wio Link, make sure the WiFi around you works well. If this is your first time to use Wio Link, please follow this link http://iot.seeed.cc/getting_started.html to get started.
Then configure your Wio Link as the picture below shows. And click “ UPDATE FIRMWARE ” on the upper right corner.
And then click the API of the Wio link,have a test with the URL and make sure the Grove Modules works well.
Please download the code from https://github.com/Lee-Kevin/Wio_Link_Kickstarter.
And then let’s see the code together,
Kickstarter_url ="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/search.json?search=&term=%22Wio%20Link%22"#wio link kswio_link_led_url ="https://cn.iot.seeed.cc/v1/node/GroveLedWs2812/segment/0/"wio_link_key ="access_token=your token"wio_link_recorder = <a href="https://cn.iot.seeed.cc/v1/node/GroveRecorder/play_once?access_token=your%20token%20">https://cn.iot.seeed.cc/v1/node/GroveRecorder/play_once?access_token=your token</a>
Kickstarter_url should be your focus project on Kickstarter, and use your project name key word to replace Wio Link in %22Wio%20Link%22.
Modify the wio_link_led_url wio_link_key and wio_link_recorder to your own Wio Link API.
The variable “ONE_LED_USD = 4000” stands for every $4000 lights a led.
After modify the code, make sure your PC or VPS have already installed the python environment and requests library.
And the execute the following command:
$ python wio_link_kickstater.py
The software work is done.
There's 28 Leds, each led means $4,000.
And when there's new backer, you can hear"Wow~ There's new backer"
Until now, there’re 18 leds on, Congratulations to Wio Link Team.
This project is made as an Open Source Project. It's a starting point. Let your creativity go wild with the mechanical, electrical and software design. Make the demo your own. Decorate it. Improve the work. No matter what, write a recipe about it.
To share and progress together.