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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: twitter, bluetooth, hardware £100 challenge on: April 14, 2011, 11:50:24 am
Hi, thanks for all the suggestions, I'm actually thinking maybe the arduino ethernet shield is the best way to go costing around £30 on Farnell. However the fact that no one has mentioned ethernet here in response to my post has me a little worried, is ethernet not the way to go? is there any potential problems i should be aware of? Thanks again for the help.

2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: twitter, bluetooth, hardware £100 challenge on: April 13, 2011, 08:55:57 am
thanks, do you know if it would be possible to make this usb device a standalone object, something that communicates to the web without the need for processing or arduino software running? i dont know how complicated that aspect of the project would be... the advice i got was that an installation sotware would need to be written that installs the drivers for the usb-based moodlight, and that the software would also need to cater for different operating systems. any knowledge on these things? thanks
3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / twitter, bluetooth, hardware £100 challenge on: April 13, 2011, 05:58:51 am
Hi, I'm vaguely familiar with arduino but have been set a challenge that has really stumped me. I've been asked if it is possible to make a simple mood light that responds to a twitter account for under £100. To keep installation and wiring to a minimum it might also have to be bluetooth. An almost plug-in-and-play device is the aim, not something that would require the user to install arduino and set up all sorts of parameters. obviously some installation procedure is unavoidable.

with so many new bits of equipment to choose from, and so many bluetooth options available, i'm slightly lost! Plus the £100 limit is pretty hard to work within. Any spontaneous advice or existing tutorials are very much appreciated, thanks!  smiley-grin
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