DIY Internet Connected Bathroom Scale (ESP8266 + IFTTT)
After the battery in my bathroom scale died, it sat in my room for a while not getting used. I recently saw a video from Andreas Spiss and that got me thinking about what I could do with the scale gathering dust in my room. The below video is what ended up happening.
As mentioned in the video, the Twitter connectivity was a bit of a joke, but I now have it connected to google sheets to track my weight over time.
The code for the ESP8266 can be found here.
If I was to do it again, I would most likely add an on/off button to the scale, so prevent having to connect and disconnect the USB cable every time I wanted to weigh myself. Otherwise, I was quite happy with how well it turned out, and as a result it gets utilised most days of the week.