The Nuno Scale was initiated by an online competition; the brief being to design something within the realm of the internet of things [IOT].
The device simply keeps track of the weight of anything placed upon it and via a WiFi connection is capable of relaying this information. One can be notified once a target weight is reachedwith an alert being sent to their mobile device.
There are a multitude of applications for which the Nuno Scale might be appropriate. From tracking a supply of food, prompting a re-stock to alerting when a receptacle in a home distillery is approaching capacity [two Nuno Scales were commissioned for this very application].
A tutorial documenting the build and development of the scale can be found by clicking this link.