WiPi changing up the internet of things at HackCC

Node WiPi, inspired by one of the team member’s brother’s basement flood incident, is an inexpensive sensor monitor (light, heat, etc) for the home.

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After the excitement of this weekend's HackCC, we wanted to give a quick shoutout to team Node WiPi.  Not only did they win Mailjet’s API prize, but they also took home the gold for the overall competition.

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Node WiPi's use of Mailjet API

Node WiPi, inspired by one of the team member’s brother’s basement flood incident, is an inexpensive sensor monitor (moisture, light, heat, etc.) for the home.

Using an array of Arduinos, a handful of inexpensive radio sensors, and their computer as a server, they were able to rig up a network of monitoring stations that record pertinent data around the clock.  Home owners can then, utilizing Mailjet’s Parse API, send an email to the system to check the status of different sensors for flooding, overheating, and more.  Upon receiving the email, the system, utilizing Mailjet’s Send API, sends an email reply detailing the status of each sensor (check out an example below).  The cool part here is that each box changes color depending on its status.

WiPi is an excellent addition to the Internet Of Things, and we're excited to see more projects like this at future hackathons. We’ll be sure, as should most of you, to be on the lookout for updates to come from WiPi on this project!

In the meantime, check out some of their project on github.

WiPi wrap up

Node WiPi's time at HackCC highlighted not only their ingenuity, but the many uses of our Parse API. Want to learn more about our Parse API?  Check out this deck about use cases and how to implement!

By Tyler Nappy

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