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Arduino Yún WiFi Autobot Lamp

Introduction

This project is to create a WiFi Connected lamp from a Transformer themed lamp. The original lamp was plain white in colour and not very interesting. The idea was to add a microcontroller with WiFi capabilities and a number of RGB LEDs. This is to be controlled via a simple web page running on […]

What to do with surplus dev boards

I’ve been using Arduino boards for a few years now and it re-kindled my interest in microcontroller systems after having worked in the field quite a few years ago. Since then I’ve also used various Arduino compatible boards, shields and d-i-y boards, I’ve created libraries, published code and generally had a lot of fun with […]

Remote controlled LED Kitchen lights

Introduction

Over the Christmas and New year holiday I’ve been doing a little kitchen refurbishment. This included the usual repaint and replacement of cabinet doors and handles. As an extra I decided to add some additional lighting above the cabinets to illuminate the ceiling. This is achieved using a more than 5m of 12V RGB […]

Bellduino – The Internet connected handbell

I’ve recently been looking at alternative notification after seeing things like Bubblino created by Adrian McEwen, co-author of Designing the Internet of Things and the Cheerlights project from ioBridge labs. I had a gift ‘Ring for Beer’ bell that has been hanging around my desk for a couple of years now and decided to use […]

Migrating from EtherShield to EtherCard library

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 the […]

Nanode gets new boots

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 to […]

RESTduino for Nanodes

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 provides […]

Creating a Pachube controled RGB LED

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 which […]

New EtherShield Library available

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 result […]

Minimal Arduino/AVR compatible boards

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, its […]