March 21, 2013

DIY Weather-prediction LED with Arduino

 Although it's enjoyable to make fun projects with an Arduino, there are also serious applications that can help with daily activities. One example of this is the weather-prediction LED by Mike's Lab. They use an Ethernet-enabled Arduino board to interrogate web-based weather information websites, and then display different colours or effects using an RGB LED. If you're not interested in weather, this could be a good framework for other Internet-based information retrieval and display system. View the following video for a complete explanation:

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If you're looking for an Ethernet-enabled Arduino-compatible board, consider one of Ethernet-enabled boards, such as the Freetronics EtherTen - the Arduino Uno-compatible with onboard Ethernet, microSD socket and optional PoE:

... or for more program space, I/O ports consider the Freetronics EtherMega - the Arduino Mega2560-compatible with onboard Ethernet, microSD socket and optional PoE:

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