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July 22, 2010
by pedroh96
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Hey guys, that's my last project. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd4TD-N6jIo

Thanks,

pH (Pedro Franceschi)

July 23, 2010
by hevans
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That's awesome Pedro!

Thanks for sharing.

Humberto

July 23, 2010
by Ralphxyz
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That looks cool! How about some details or a outline of exactly what is happening and how you did it?

Ralph

July 23, 2010
by pedroh96
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Thanks, Humberto!

Ralphxyz, I guess I will publish my code :)

August 26, 2010
by oldictguy
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How did you install your application on the iPod? How is the connection/message transfer handled? What module did you use to connect your AVR to the network - did you need your own TCP stack, or was it in the hardware (and you use serial or SPI communication?)

I'd be interested in seeing a full write up on this project as well!

I am currently installing a Wiznet WIZ610 wireless module to send HTTP GET responses to a PHP server which will then log the data in mySQL. There are some third party websites that can then administer iPhone push notifications on your behalf. So all my data will be viewed via webpages - not a specific iPod/iPhone app (can't install without jailbreaking?)

August 26, 2010
by Ralphxyz
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oldictguy, now besides liking to see what pedroh96 did in his project, I'd like to see how you are using the Wiznet WIZ610 wifi module.

Where did you get the WIZ610?

Ralph

August 26, 2010
by oldictguy
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I looked at the available resellers for Australia at http://www.wiznet.co.kr, and got mine from http://www.techmarkaus.com.

I'm still waiting on a 1.27mm - 2.54mm adapter so I can plug it into my breadboard, so I haven't programmed or used it yet. I plan to send HTTP GET commands in a similar way to the way it was done here; http://www.wizwiki.net/blog/regina/archive/20090702

The WIZ610 doesn't support SPI, so UART is the only way to go. It also requires a 3.3V power supply, but is 5V logic tolerant (so you don't need any converter between the UART lines). Once you supply power, I am hoping that configuring the device is as simple as connecting to it wirelessly, and making the changes that way. Otherwise, you may have to configure it using serial commands.

Hope this helps.

January 02, 2011
by pedroh96
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I send the data from the iPod to the NerdBoard using a socket (interacting with my Notebook).

January 02, 2011
by Steven
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I send the data from the iPod to the NerdBoard using a socket (interacting with my Notebook).

Same with my Twitter Doorbell. It's a bit annoying to have to have a computer nearby/on though, so I've been looking into wireless and ethernet modules so it's standalone. The ENC28J60 looks good to send the tweets if my desktop is off (no webcam so tweet only).

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