A fundamental aspect of many home automation projects is the ability to connect an Arduino to the internet so that all sorts of inputs and outputs can be controlled from anywhere in the world. A crucial part of this is to set up a MAC address for your Ethernet connected Arduino. A MAC address is a unique identifying number that is needed in the data link layer of a TCP/IP network. To find out more about how to setup MAC addresses checkout the following link.
If you are thinking about making your own internet connected Arduino projects, but don’t know where to get started with Arduino, our Experimenter’s Kit is a great way to learn the basics.
The kit includes a wide range of parts including a servo, sensors, lights, buttons, a sound module and more. Importantly, a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to ensure that the kit contains everything you need to get started with Arduino. All these great parts would be useless without some form of instructions which is why we have developed a comprehensive project and instruction booklet to get you started. Check out the product page to find out more.Working on a cool project you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.