Looking for another excuse to use an Ethernet-enabled Arduino in their works, the folks at the hackshed have published another interesting project that monitors the uptime of their network server and reports the status on twitter. The project is much simpler than you would first imagine, with the use of an Arduino ICMP library to ping a server, the data can then easily be tweeted using code based on a previous project.
So if you're a curious network administrator or just interested in tweeting data, check out the hackshed website. 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.