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1  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Creating your own application to program MCU on: January 20, 2013, 10:28:42 pm
Headroom, thanks for your advice. I think what you said more accurately answers my question. Let me try explaining again just to clarify.

Essentially I want to create multiple devices that can be controlled over a home wifi network. The controls are very simple, just a start/stop command. The problem is that I want the setup for these devices to be as simple as possible so that people that are not tech savvy can still use these devices.

My idea thus far was to get an arduino with a wifi shield as the device. Then create a desktop application that the user would use to program the ssid and wpa key. This application is also what the user will utilize to start/stop the device(s) once set up.

I never thought about making the device an AP, that is a good idea! I wonder if that will change the cost of things. But I still have the question of how would the webpage that the device serves then be used to connect to the home network?
2  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Creating your own application to program MCU on: January 17, 2013, 01:05:50 pm
Is there an example I can find online where somebody has done this? How does the Arduino software talk to the bootloader and how would I be able to replicate that in my own application?

Thanks for your help!
3  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Creating your own application to program MCU on: January 17, 2013, 01:26:20 am
I've tried searching for this but have not been able to find any relevant information.

How do you create your own windows/mac application to be able to program a microcontroller/arduino? For example, I have this toy idea that needs to connect to a customer's wifi connection. I want to be able to create an application so that when the end user plugs the toy into their computer via usb they can use the application to program the arduino with the ssid and wep/wpa passphrase.

Is there any tutorial to go about doing this?

Thanks.
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