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FeedMyFurBabies – Send and Receive MQTT messages between AWS IoT Core and your micro-controller – I am switching from Arduino CPP to MicroPython

My usual rant on what I am trying to achieve in a blog Recently I switched my Cat Feeder project’s IaC to AWS CDK in favour of increasing my focus and productivity on building and iterating, rather than constantly mucking around with infrastructure everytime I resume my project after a break; which is rare and […]

FeedMyFurBabies – Using Custom Resources in AWS CDK to create AWS IoT Core Keys and Certificates

In a previous blog I talked about switching from CloudFormation template to AWS CDK as my preference for infrastructure as code, for provisioning my AWS Core IoT resources; I mentioned at the time whilst using resources using AWS CDK, as it would improve my productivity to focus on iterating and building. Although I switched to […]

FeedMyFurBabies – Event-Sourcing using Amazon EventBridge

Introduction In my previous AWS IoT Cat feeder project I used a Lambda function as the event handler each time the Seeed Studio AWS IoT 1-click button was pressed, the Lambda function in turn published an MQTT message to AWS Iot Core which is received by the Cat Feeder (via a Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 […]

4×4 fun with a bit of Iot, vlogging and Machine Learning – Part 1

4×4 fun with a bit of Iot, vlogging and Machine Learning – Part 1 Months prior to the very first lockdown I had gotten myself on the waitlist for a 4×4 Jimny, so I could take it to the beach without worrying about getting beached like I likely would in a regular front wheel drive […]

Feed My Fur Babies – AWS Amplify and Route53

New Blog Series – AWS Amplify I’m starting a new blog series where I will be documenting my build of a full-stack Web and Mobile application using AWS Amplify to implement both the frontend, as well as the backend; whilst developing dependent downstream Services outside of Amplify using AWS Serverless components to implement a Micro-Service […]

Smart Cat Feeder – Part 4

This is the Part 4 and final blog of the series where I detail my journey in learning to build an IoT solution. Please have a read of my previous blogs to get the full context leading up to this point before continuing. Part 1: I talked about setting up a Seeed AWS IoT Button […]

Smart Cat Feeder – Part 3

In this Part 3 of the blog series I talk about my experience printing objects using a 3D Printer for the first time. In Part 1, I talked about setting up an IoT Button; and in Part 2, I talked about publishing events to an Adruino Micro-controller from AWS. After putting in the hard work […]

Smart Cat Feeder – Part 2

The source code for this blog can be found in my Github repository: https://github.com/chiwaichan/aws-iot-cat-feeder. This repository only includes the source code for the solution implemented up to this stage/blog in the project. In the end I decided to go with the Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 implementation of the ESP32 micro-controller for $4.99 (USD). I also […]

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