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Shouting Rock

Hacked artificial outdoor Shouting Rock, controlled by HomeAssistant MQTT automation.

Intro and Inspiration
In the prophecy of Chavakuk (Habakkuk) Chapter 2 verse 11, it is written:

For a stone shall cry from the wall, and a chip shall answer it from a beam.”
This prophecy depicts the state of physical matter during the time of redemption, as also prophesied by Isaiah in Chapter 40 verse 5:

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see that the mouth of the Lord spoke.”
As explained in Chabad Legacy, these prophecies indicate that the revelation of the Almighty will be revealed in both the earth and the flesh. The arrival of the Messiah and the revelation of the reality of the Almighty is the purpose and focus of this time.

Inspired by these verses, I created the “A stone from a wall that calls out” representation. I used a hollow artificial rock from Amazon (My focus was not Stone crafting) as the main material and replaced the 10W speaker with a smaller Adafruit 3W speaker connected to a Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 processor and a DFRobot DFPlayer mini audio controller. The Amazon Ring bell detects when I approach the front door, and the HomeAssistant smart home system triggers via MQTT the play of the verse “For a stone shall cry out from the wall…” only during the hours between 8am and 8pm, excluding Saturdays and holidays.

This representation makes me feel as if I am living in redemption, even for just a moment. May we all soon attain true and complete redemption in our lifetimes.”

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