July 15, 2013

Remote home automation examples with Arduino

 Have you ever wanted a way to remotely read the status of a temperature sensor, motion detector other device that's connected to a remote Arduino? Or control something connected to it from afar from the Internet? To be honest there's many ways of doing that and more - however the following tutorial by Instructables user "gtr_stich" is quite accessible and easy for the beginner.

They run through the basic hardware connections and circuitry, then explain a basic website that can be served by an Internet-connected Arduino board. This allows for monitoring of data from connected sensors and so on. Furthermore with the addition of some code (some basic Java) you can also control a digital output pin and a servo. Thus fulfilling the remote-control aspect. 

Although it's quite basic, the article explains how to get started and thus you can build your own system based on the introductory code. So don't be afraid - give it a go. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

When putting together your next Internet-enabled Arduino project - save time, space and money with the Freetronics EtherTen. Apart from being fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard Ethernet, microSD socket, full USB interface (so you don't need a costly FTDI cable just to upload a sketch!) and supports optional Power-over-Ethernet.

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