Tag Archives: Arduino

The Facebook of Sensors

Distributed wireless sensors are increasingly being used to monitor all sorts of things – from the water quality in a river to the temperature in your house. Now, companies like one called Pachube provide a way for anyone to share and access all sorts of this sensor data across the internet and in real time. Continue reading…

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The Netduino, Part III

One of the more intriguing possibilities for new microcontroller systems such as the Netduino and Arduino is using them for acquiring and logging experimental data. In the previous post in our examination of the Netduino, I reviewed the fundamentals of the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus which is a common system for transferring data between a microcontroller and peripheral devices. In this installment we’ll move to a concrete example of using the Netduino to read data from a MAX6675 thermocouple amplifier. Continue reading…

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