I’ve been using the mbed platform for a while now after receiving one to develop the IoT Gateway project. This was based on the NXP LPC1768 chip, the details can be found here. One of the downsides of this mbed was its price, even though the features are impressive for a microcontroller development board. [...]
I’ve been using GitHub for a couple of years now for distributing code, but for about the past 6 months I’ve started using Bitbucket, initially in a collaboration for http://max1284.homelabs.org.uk/. Both services offer similar features but at present neither ticks all the right boxes. Below is my comparison of the two.
Both services offer [...]
I originally saw a demo of the Vodafone K3770 Mobile broadband dongle given by Ashley Mills of Vodafone at IoT London Meetup 9. In the demo the mbed was receiving SMS and outputting them to a printer. Shortly after this I got myself a Vodafone K3770 dongle and started to see what I [...]
Important Note: I have now stopped development work on the EtherShield library However, this is not the end for Arduino and ENC28J60 libraries. The excellent EtherCard library from Jeelabs. I have decided this is the library I am to use in my examples and future ENC28J60 developments.
As the two librariers are based on [...]
I’ve been playing around with a couple of Nanode boards for a while now after having an early beta version. Check out the link for full details and specs. The latest version has a few options and I am using one in standard form to connect my CurrentCost electricity monitor to my local lan [...]
After seeing the work done by Jason Gullicksonism on RESTduino – Arduino for the rest of us and code at https://github.com/jjg/RESTduino I decided to port the sketch to use my ENC28J60 EtherShield library. This is now available at https://github.com/thiseldo/EtherShield_RESTduino and includes an updated demo.
A perfect platform for this code is the Nanode, it [...]
This article describes a simple application to demonstrate the ENC28J60 EtherShield library. It can be run on a plain Arduino or clone and an ethernet shield based on the ENC28J60 ethernet chip (Note: This is not the same as the official ethernet shield). An alternative is to use the Nanode, wiki site at Hackspace [...]
The long awaited update to the EtherShield library is now available, the changes in this release include:
DHCP support – Now your project can find its own IP address, dns server and gateway addresses Fixed length problems in main ip code where packet lengths were being passed as bytes not words so as a [...]
If you’ve used an Arduino board for a while and have projects built up using it then you may want to use a much cheaper board in your final application and keep the Arduino for development purposes. There are a number of soultions that could involve making our own minimal hardware using strip board, [...]
After the EtherShield library moving to Github, I have now moved 2 more libraries here. These are the Nokia 3110 LCD display and the H1632 LED Matrix library. Full list of repositories are here: https://github.com/thiseldo