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1  Community / Products and Services / Re: Shield to make your projects web-enabled! on: June 09, 2012, 11:25:06 am
Thanks for your questions!

What Arduino resources does it need?
The Wisp uses either UART or SPI for communication with the Arduino. There a couple of extra pins that can be configured for stand-alone GPIO or for hardware handshaking. We are working on getting more complete datasheets up this weekend so you can see how it physically connects to your Arduino.

Program Memory? RAM?
Implementation dependent. Think of the Wisp as a handles all of the heavy lifting for wireless configuration, maintaining a connection to our servers etc and provides a simple protocol for performing common tasks (posting files to Dropbox, sending/receiving e-mails, etc). We do have reference Arduino libraries in the works, but we're not quite ready to give a hard size (we will be soon).

Is it MEGA compatible?
Absolutely! The Wisp is platform agnostic. It can be connected to any processor/microcontroller with USART or SPI. We will have information up this weekend as to physical size and position of connectors. We focused on Arduino (providing libraries, etc) because of the great community built up around this product.

What is the cost of your Server functions? SMS messages etc.?
Free! Sending text messages is free, however you will have a limited number of RX text messages (to prevent abuse...since we are paying per message).

Did that answer all of your questions?
Christopher Armenio
2  Topics / Robotics / Re: Airsoft turret - Arduino controlled - demo on: June 08, 2012, 12:51:41 pm
The pan/tilt mechanism we used was purchased from
We wound up going with the servos suggested for a 2lb load:

Best of luck with your project! Let me know if you have any other questions!
3  Topics / Robotics / Airsoft turret - Arduino controlled - demo on: June 07, 2012, 11:53:23 am
Hey guys, we built an airsoft turret that is controlled from an android smartphone!

We use wifi as the interface and the gun is globally accessible through our webserver!

Check it out the build details!:

I'd be happy to answer any questions!
4  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Web-enabled power outlet on: June 07, 2012, 08:09:09 am
The $89 does get you a Wisp and Arduino Shield Adapter. For reference a Wifly Shield from is $89.95 and this packages a lot more functionality into that package. That being said, I promise you we are trying everything we can to bring down cost here...our target price per Wisp is $30.
5  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Web-enabled power outlet on: June 06, 2012, 10:38:15 pm
Thank you! It definitely surprised me...all it took was a little care with a Dremel. It's actually amazing how thin the 120VAC wire couldn't have been more than 26AWG.
6  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Web-enabled power outlet on: June 06, 2012, 03:04:57 pm
Here is a cool project I just completed using an Arduino Mini and an embdSocial Wisp. The Wisp allows me to communicate with my arduino from any web-enabled device through XML requests!

Checkout the video:

And the complete project documentation:
7  Community / Products and Services / Shield to make your projects web-enabled! on: June 06, 2012, 02:59:17 pm
The embdSocial team has just released an Arduino adapter for their Wisp device!

The Wisp provides a ton of drop-in functionality for your Arduino:
    Tweeting/receiving @messages
    Updating Facebook statuses
    Sending/receiving emails
    Sending/receiving SMS text messages
    Manipulating files in your Dropbox

Your WISP coupled with an Arduino using an Arduino shield adapter yields a tightly integrated package that allows you to bring the internet to any embedded project. Tired of breaking out that huge USB cable every time you want to program your Arduino? If your WISP is online simply upload your compiled sketch and your WISP will take care of the rest...that's right, over-the-air updates for your Arduino project!

Pre-order now:
Checkout our wesite:
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