The FabLab offers a space where students can produce their own designs or just print stuff downloaded from thingiverse. The place is still in a build-up phase but have a look at all the good(ness/ies) it has already.
A month ago I received my IGEPv2 platform from ISEE
It’s a beagleboard clone with the exception that this version comes packed with a RJ45 10/100Mb ethernet connection, bluetooth and 802.11b/g wifi. Oh and the price is about the same as a beagleboard (it’s actually cheaper then a BB when you opt for the non-wifi version).
Since a couple of weeks Ghent has it’s first hackerspace named Whitespace (after the street it’s located : Blekerijstraat).
Whitespace is driven partly by a bunch of people who started/helped growing, hackerspace Brussels but live in Ghent and wanted to skip the commute. The other part are new enthousiastic locals (like me) who are commited to build something great.
In this third and final part I’ll show you how to get the arduino to access a website using an ethernet shield and php. The data can then be displayed in a number of ways. Here the data is simply printed one line at a time.
Each time motion is detected, the networked arduino connects to the web and executes a php script which writes the time and date of the event to a text file. When you want to check if motion was detected, acces a different php script which displays all (if any) recorded events.
Check my next post to see how to send sensor data from the arduino to a website using php.
If you followed part 1 and part 2 all you need to do for part 3 is change the code of the receiving arduino since we’re only changing the output from ‘blink a led’ to ‘access a website’.