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Network Cable Tester

Posted March 19, 2011 by Chris

The network cable tester is a very simple little device is cable of detecting high frequency RF signals. The original article is in Czech so the link is google translated. The project write-up shows you the hardware PCB design and explains exactly how it works.

Larmie – The Arduino Alarm Scheduler

Posted December 18, 2010 by Chris

Larmie takes away the need to keep resetting your alarm if you have busy daily schedules. Instead, an arduino resets the alarm for you after checking out your schedule on google calender. The project write-up has pics, a great description and the source code.

USB Physical Hit Counter

Posted November 14, 2010 by Chris

If you’re the kind of person who lives by the hit count on your website, this project will be of interest to you. A physical website hit counter that plugs into your computer via USB in order to keep the count current. The project write-up has all the firmware, hardware schematics and software.

Network Controlled Air Conditioner

Posted August 19, 2010 by Chris

This project uses a small embedded board to gain computer control over an old school air conditioner. The write-up goes through the process of hacking the A/C board and making php scripts to control it. There’s even a short youtube video to sum it all up!

LCD Display With An Ethernet Interface

Posted August 3, 2008 by Chris

Here is a simple LCD display that is controlled via web browser through an Ethernet interface. An ATMega microcontroller does all the dirty inbetween work. The project write-up gives a good medium-high level description of the project details & the software source code is available for download.

The AVR NTP Clock

Posted July 23, 2008 by Chris

This project uses the NTP protocol for requesting a timestamp in order to keep the clock synchronized with the internet. It is essentially a tcp/ip client that has been beefed up to do some cool stuff. An AVR micro is used for all the processing. All schematics, software & references are there.

ATMEGA88 Webserver

Posted July 11, 2008 by Chris

There have been several previous posts on embedded web servers, and here is one more! This one uses the ATMEGA88 & ENC28J60 from microchip. These two chips paired together create a pretty solid web server with room left over for more. The write-up is in tutorial form so it is an easy read.