My wife and I make tea A LOT. And we always let it steep for about 4 minutes. I’d like to use some bits to create a one-button countdown timer to let us know when to stop steeping, but I’m having a difficult time figuring out just how to do it.
What I’m using:
USB power bit > Button > Cloudbit > Buzzer
Closest I’ve been able to get so far is a recipe that creates a Google Calendar event when I push the button. Unfortunately, the event gets created as soon as the button is pressed and not for 4 minutes into the future! It appears Google Calendar Quick Add doesn’t support commands such as “Remind me to get tea in 4 minutes” (it interprets that as “Create an event NOW that lasts 4 minutes”). And since that doesn’t work, I can’t even get started on a recipe that will trigger the buzzer.
I’ve gone to IFTTT and connected it to my Cloudbit. So we’re good there. But it doesn’t seem like any of the other recipes will work. Totally stumped. Do I need an Arduino bit for this?