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Grains

May 28, 2018, 10:09 pm Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 10:12 pm by Grains
I would like to set up a server looking like this:

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while(true)
   httpClient = accept(192.168.1.101)
   irCode = httpClient.getArg('code');
   sendToIRSender(irCode)

   
Cheapest I can find seems to be Arduino Nano:
https://www.banggood.com/5Pcs-ATmega328P-Arduino-Compatible-Nano-V3-Improved-Version-With-USB-p-951782.html?rmmds=detail-left-hotproducts__4&cur_warehouse=USA

Connected to a ENC28J60 ethernet module:
https://www.banggood.com/5Pcs-ENC28J60-Ethernet-LAN-Network-Module-Schematic-For-Arduino-p-946535.html?rmmds=detail-left-hotproducts__2&cur_warehouse=CN

1. Is it correct that all projects that is this simple should use a Nano? (cheap and small seems best?)
2. Is there any compability issues I need to take in regard for the Nano and Ethernet module?
3. Other thoughts and hints are welcome for my first project ever.

rw950431

Welcome to the forums!

You may find that the ESP8266 (sometimes called nodeMCU) module may better suit your application- although it is a wifi rather than wired network connection.


Grains

Thanks a lot for the ESP8266 suggestion! It seems to be more favourable in every aspect!

After some searches I found this:



ESP32 has double price but the price still feels very low. Without much knowledge the ESP32 feels more robust so will try to go for it. Thanks again!

gdsports


rw950431

One thing to be aware of is that the ESP32 is newer so there may be less libraries available and more bugs in the code that does exist.   But it is certainly a much more capable unit.
 

Grains

Thanks for tips and heads up! Looking forward testing the ESP32 once it arrives :)

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