Gathering data with an Arduino is quite a simple task, however accessing the data from a remote location can present various hurdles which can be difficult for some users to overcome. Thankfully there are various online services that can simplify the process, and one of these is Orchestrate - an online database service for rapid application development.
Although that sounds like a mouthful, Orchestrate can also be used to receive data from an Arduino connected to the Internet via a host PC, for later retrieval and analysis. The team from Orchestrate have published a simple tutorial that shows us how to do just that - by logging some temperature data. However this can also be used an example to log almost any type of data that can be gathered with our Arduino-compatible boards.
Looking for an Arduino-compatible for use with Internet-connected projects that doesn't require a host computer? Then check out the Freetronics EtherMega:
Quite simply the EtherMega is the fully-loaded Arduino-compatible board on the market today. Apart from being completely Arduino Mega2560-compatible, it includes full Ethernet interface, a microSD card socket, full USB interface, optional Power-over-Ethernet support and still has a circuit prototyping area with extra I2C interface pins. So if your project is breaking the limits, upgrade to the EtherMega today.