APDuino Project – Custom Monitoring without Coding

davide.vellutoNovember 15th, 2012


 
[srejbi] shares a new, programming-free, API-based way to programming Arduino: the APDuino project (minimum hw requirements: Arduino Mega 2560 + W5100 EtherShield). The Apduino relates to a peculiar approach towards Arduino that I noticed in the last years: using Arduino and making things without coding. This is a good thing for people that can’t code, but has to be simpler than learning code itself.

The APDuino Project provides a turn-key software solution for building custom monitoring and automation systems with custom rulesets (featuring expression evaluator with access to sensor and control arrays), cron-like scheduler, remote access and management via HTTP, SD and online logging and more…

All *without* programming (if using supported hardware components) … allowing DIY’ers to build their own automation systems much quicker and easier.

– The image collage attached is showing parts of 1 realization I built (I have 4 completely different systems running, all using the same software :)) — This one pictures an aquaponics monitoring system with 16 physical sensors (lots of 1-wire DS18B20′s chained, DHT-11, photoresistors, HY-SRF05 with mechanically inverted reading surface providing tank level monitoring, radio-controlled sockets allow pump and fan controls).

Other systems feature components such as vibration detector, pH probe, BMP085,DS1307 RTC.

via [apduino.org], [Apduino on github]

5 Responses to “APDuino Project – Custom Monitoring without Coding”

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  4. George Schreiber [srejbi] Says:

    Thank you all for your comments! I’m happy for your reception of the idea, and though the project has a lot to go (not only) with documentation (work in progress, as everything else), is that the Arduino Blog is ‘speaking’ from my heart:
    “This is a good thing for people that can’t code, but has to be simpler than learning code itself.” — this is the goal, indeed. ;-)

    Arduino is so cool, we must share it’s usefulness with everyone! (Everyone skilled enough to identify and define his needs for a monitoring and automation system. Pro’s can still write their own code…)

    So please check back to the project regularly for more information (especially eespanacams) and do not hesitate to share your thoughts!

    Thank you!
    -George

  5. Davide Gomba Says:

    Thanks George!

    davide