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1  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Connecting to more than 1 url. on: February 08, 2013, 10:45:13 am
Thanks guys. It works perfectly!
2  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Connecting to more than 1 url. on: February 07, 2013, 03:07:58 pm
Here is the problem. I have a sketch written with Ver 0021. I can't move it to Ver 1 because it uses several 1-wire libraries that have not been updated. It reads 1-wire weather data and also gets local rss weather feeds from Yahoo. This all works great. What I want to do now is connect to another web site ( and send a notification AFTER disconnecting from Yahoo. Does anyone know if this is possible. So far I haven't been able to do it. I don't think the old version of the Ethernet library will allow this.

3  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Debugging Hardware Debouncing on: December 09, 2012, 08:24:45 pm
Have a look at this... MAX6816/17/18 CMOS switch debouncers. No external components except the switches. I have used them with great results
4  Community / Products and Services / Re: Highly Anticipated 32-bit "Due" due When? on: October 24, 2012, 11:04:47 pm
I don't know about you guys, but after reading the stuff in the Due forum and elsewhere on the internet, I'm very disappointed by the new Due. No ethernet header, no RTC support yet, only 2 IRQs... I know this will be added soon but it sounds to me like it was still released too soon. There is already talk of future boards with additional hardware features (like ethernet) being released. I have cancelled my order and will continue to use the Uno and Mega for a while. Mostly because I have 20 or so shields I built or purchased that won't work with the Due without level translators (what a pain).

5  Community / Bar Sport / Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Arduino on: November 06, 2011, 02:36:42 pm
I don't know if anyone noticed, but on Extreme Makeover which airs on US TV on Friday night, someone made a custom relaxation chair and for a brief second you could see the one of the controllers used was a Arduino Uno. Replayed the show just to make sure. Go Arduino!
6  Development / Other Hardware Development / Re: What kind of board/shield do you guys want? on: September 15, 2011, 12:09:01 am
Maybe this is too far out in left field but I would like to see a UNO type board with a mega2560 on it. Make the 3 serial ports available thru a right angle header on the edge of the board. A4 & A5 would become a dedicated I2c bus. Change the ICSP pins to match the 2560 pins. I don't need lots of I/O but I do need serial ports. Software serial is not a good option...

just an idea.
7  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: Serial.print() on: September 11, 2011, 05:52:01 pm
I believe the proper syntax it Serial.write().
8  Topics / Device Hacking / Re: Reprogramming the AAG RS485 Weather Station on: September 07, 2011, 09:23:53 pm
Yea the link is dead. I have the sketch and a schematic of the old wind instrument. I will post here.
9  Topics / Device Hacking / Re: Reprogramming the AAG RS485 Weather Station on: September 07, 2011, 09:09:35 pm
The original Dallas 1-wire instrument used a DS2450 4 input A/D converter with 8 reed switches and rotating magnets to determine direction. Someone wrote a sketch to read the speed and direction with an Arduino. I am using it as part of my weather station. Find it here...

Maybe the new AAG instrument is using a similar method.
10  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: Wind speed and direction on: July 28, 2011, 01:12:29 pm
Ok, thanks for the help and advice! I will see what I can find.

11  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: Wind speed and direction on: July 28, 2011, 12:47:14 pm
I do like 1 wire. I have had a network for years connected to a pc thru a 1 wire hub along with a Bray 1 wire barometer and Hobby Boards rain gauge and several temp/humidity sensors . Where can you get them and do you write your own sketch?

12  Using Arduino / Sensors / Wind speed and direction on: July 28, 2011, 12:20:02 pm
Has anyone found a reliable way to read wind speed and direction using an Arduino? I know Freetronics makes a wireless receiver shield but La Crosse has went to 915 mhz. The receiver is for 433 mhz. Wired or wireless is ok, it just needs to be fairly accurate... +/-5%.
13  Using Arduino / Storage / Re: Storage Shield (Chipstobits) on: June 21, 2011, 10:02:35 pm
Have you looked at the OpenLog data logger from Sparkfun? Only uses a serial port and writes to a microSD card. I been using one for about 6 months logging data from a Mega thru serial port 3 with no issues. Logs data as fast as I can send it at 19200 baud.
14  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Hour Meter Output on: April 13, 2011, 04:49:45 pm
Use the 1hz output from a DS1307 rtc to an interrupt in on the Arduino an have it count pulses.
15  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Gas valve recommendation (Solenoid) on: February 15, 2011, 07:31:23 pm
I would not use wireless for this project. I am not a big fan of wireless controllers for alarms and anything that involves something like this. Don't get mad, this is just my opinion. For the gas valve check with, they should have something. I was a industrial plant mechanic in a previous life. Most places require a license to buy gas valves of the type that go in a furnace.
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