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[ale] Working with custom hardware/microcontrollers
You know - the idea of a home thermostat being self built rather appeals
to me. Possibly something with one or more humidity sensors as well as
On Sun, 20 Jun 2010, Richard Bronosky wrote:
> A few things, most of which I haven't completed:
> * blinky toys for the kids.
> * POV (persistance of vision) gadgets
> * PWM (pulse width modulation) circular LED array (police light with
> no moving parts)
> * time lapse video with digital camera
> * automatic modem and router power cycler when external server becomes
> * home brewing automation (open/close valves, adjust flame, detect and
> prevent boil over, lower/raise sack of hops, time everything
> precisely, etc.)
> * DIY digital thermostat
> * DIY home security system
> * network attached IR blaster (for browser based or command line remote control)
> * automatic home theater source switcher
> The possibilities are endless. My free time isn't.
> On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Paul Cartwright <ale at pcartwright.com> wrote:
>> On Sun June 20 2010, Richard Bronosky wrote:
>>> +1 on Arduino! I've had a lot of fun programming it via Linux and Mac.
>>> I love that it is the FREE-est platform, has onboard USB, good FREE
>>> software, and a vibrant community. I bought just about everything from
>>> I hope this helps...
>> so, what do you DO with it?
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