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IR Sensor network.

I was thinking about making a sensor network. I considered just making every sensor fat with Ethernet. Ethernet modules run around $25 + $0.50 for a MAC address eeprom. That can really add up fast if you have no budget. Then there are ip addresses, configuration code, local interfaces, cables, and power, and wait…a cable, [...]

Microcontroller fun

I bought an Arduino about a year ago (1 Nov 2009 according to my email) and I’ve made some LEDs blink, bought some other bits and driven LCDs, logged GPS coordinates, and displayed the temperature. The Arduino is a nice platform and makes programming the microcontroller nice and easy by abstracting away the ugly details. [...]