Items used in this project
Today everyone is gazing at their phone to keep track of the coronavirus in their country but we tend to forget that it is just increasing internet consumption and worry. So I thought to solve this problem using Particle devices which will use a negligible amount of data to deliver the tracking of coronavirus cases easily. This project will help you to be up to date about the coronavirus India outbreak or can be adapted for your country too. The data gets updated automatically and the device can be used to add more functionality.
The data is collected by the website www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/Hardware:
I have used Particle Argon and Sparkfun I2C micro-OLED. The particle device comes with a flexible IDE to add lots of integrations or webhooks without hassles.
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Particle online IDE is used to program the device. Here are the steps for creating integrations for fetching data from websites.
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I made it for my country India, you can select different one.
You need to make a new ThingHTTP. Mine is already done.
After this step you will get a url which will also contain your ThingSpeak api key, save that for particle webhook
Device in action:
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The code is attached in the code section below.