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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Remote RF relay thermostat thingy on: June 17, 2012, 06:24:51 pm
What I'm getting here is you have a 3 floor house, and you want to control your thermostat (correct me if I'm wrong). The absolute cheapest way I see you accomplishing this is having a single arduino next to your thermostat, and 3 thermometers hooked up to it, wired to different parts of your house. A step above that would be a seperate arduino on each floor each with its own thermometer, and they all connect up to open ethernet ports and either send their tempature to a server or a twitter account (cheaper). The next level above that could be 3 arduinos with a wireless module all with themostats, and one of those arduinos controls the thermostat. Now as far as wireless modules you could try XBee or something like that, but I don't know much in that field.

EDIT: Here, I found a cheap one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261024357609&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123#ht_1417wt_952
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: DIY Laser Maze Concept - In Over My Head? on: June 17, 2012, 06:17:42 pm
Go ahead and post your sketch
3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: DIY Laser Maze Concept - In Over My Head? on: June 17, 2012, 04:41:37 pm
Your idea is very plausible, and I think arduino can handle it. I'm not a large electronics guy, so try taking some of those questions to General Electronics. You're project has some good potential, but I do have a few questions about how it will work. First off, how is the game played? Are there more than one kid in at a time? Are the lasers hidden? At odd angles? Should they have different score value? Also when a laser is crossed, do you want a universal sound? or only a sound near that laser? Other then that programming it wouldn't be too hard.
4  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Guidance for sending and receiving data on: June 17, 2012, 04:13:39 pm
You can google how to use a thermometer sensor, there are many online that are cheap. As far as communication you can either use a ethernet cable to directly post to the internet, or send serial data to a PC, and have it post the data. The later is harder. How do you intend to display the data online?
5  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: V Visitor Laser Gun Replica Prop with Light and Sound on: June 17, 2012, 04:10:51 pm
Is this gun large enough to fit it? If yes, then it is very possible to control it with Arduino, using the serial pins on the board. In fact, by the looks of it you may not even need an arduino if you're only playing one sound, you could simply hook up a push button that would be hooked up to a LED (or several) and the Smart Wav board.
6  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Building a Simple Desktop application to inferface on: June 17, 2012, 04:03:37 pm
My teacher recently requested that this could be networked, I actually switched to JavaScript. You can see the test code I've done here:https://gist.github.com/2945632, and the Arduino sketch is found here: http://brandontilley.com/2012/03/02/controlling-an-arduino-from-nodejs.html. Thanks for your help anyways smiley
7  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Building a Simple Desktop application to inferface on: June 16, 2012, 04:14:40 pm
Thanks for all the feedback! It's greatly appreciated.
8  Using Arduino / Audio / Re: Communication Arduino/MIDI Software on: June 16, 2012, 12:13:57 am
Try taking a look into Firmata for that kind of communication. Also for interfacing with Ableton Live http://www.maxuino.org/getting-started Maxuino is awesome. It does require Max for Live and Max MSP, but it works well.
9  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Building a Simple Desktop application to inferface on: June 15, 2012, 11:02:10 pm
I looked into processing but it seems to centered on drawing, and I need GUI. I would program it in obj-c (im on a mac) but I also need this to run on a Windows machine.
10  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Building a Simple Desktop application to inferface on: June 15, 2012, 07:00:55 pm
I am trying to build a simple desktop application that will comunicate with Arduino. What language and framework would be the simplest to code this in? It just needs to have one view, with some radio buttons and a list view of a database which can be searched.
11  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Structs are rage inducing on: February 04, 2012, 06:12:15 pm
You are the one asking questions. How about actually writing some code? And if you have problems we can help you with them.
That was the problem, I didn't know where to start, because I couldn't figure out how to search and find. But both post above this were great help, and I will now try to make a program.
Thanks  smiley
12  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Structs are rage inducing on: February 04, 2012, 12:37:39 am
Yes I am familier with arrays, if someone could acually explain this to me instead of asking me questions, that would be wonderful  smiley-wink
13  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Structs are rage inducing on: February 03, 2012, 10:55:40 pm
Yea, how do I do that?
14  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Structs are rage inducing on: February 03, 2012, 09:50:58 pm
Ok, I get making the struct and making an array of them, but how do I scan it for a match?  smiley
15  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Structs on: February 03, 2012, 08:47:44 pm
Well, for some clarification, say the struct is "tool", and I have some things like "Wrench01" and "Hammer01" that follow the struct. I then want to be able to scan a card, get that ID number, and find which "tool" has that ID.
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