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This ambient weather forecasting umbrella stand hack from Simone Marra illustrates just how easy it is to integrate a networked controller with your project. Utilizing a Grove Nest board, a WiFi networking module, a motion sensor, and some RGB LEDs, Marra has built a handy way of remembering to bring an umbrella on your way out the door. [via HN]

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