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New home monitoring setup – part 1

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The second post of the week about open source home monitoring.
Part – 1 means that for now you can read just a long list of pieces of hardware.
But then: home monitoring and X10 are the more interesting projects around.

waiting for part 2!
via [John Rambilngs Blog]

Arduino Pachube Library

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

As I read on this blog post by Jose Anes, he has been working on a while on the Arduino > Ethernet shield > Pachube communication, to achieve “a Pachube manual update client on the arduino that pushes EEML XML format to Pachube directly, without a PC in the middle”.



If someone has a better library, please let me know where to find it.  Here is a link to the code I am using to accomplish this purpose.  So far it is working well enough.  Some interesting points:
  • I had to print directly to the stream (ethernet in or out), because creating an EEML XML string was too much for the small memory of the Arduino.  Direct writing as a stream solves that.
  • I still want to avoid the reset every time it uploads to pachube (took that from the pachube CSV example).

The code: 20100218-pachube

via [ActionResults]

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TwypeWriter (Twitter Monitoring Typewriter)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Nice Oomlout wat to have a twitter-related typewriter. Arduino (+ethernet shield) searches for a keyword and then physically prints the results for everyone in the office.
Code ready.

Good work!

via [Oomlout]
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How to build a web connected gas meter with your Arduino

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

[Richard] points out nother way to spread information over the internet via arduino (as he did in this post on eHome). He tries to send gas information to the Pachube, using EEML as the format.
Read the full entry.

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