Go Down

Topic: Shiftbrite and Wifly Shield SPI help (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


Hello all,
             I have some shiftbrite's that I have working, I have written lots of little code snippets to do different things with them.  So I had the idea instead of controlling them through a laptop connected with a USB cable I would like to control them through any web browser through wifi.  I just received the wifly from sparkfun and already I am thinking my idea might not work.  The wifly shield communicates through SPI as do the shiftbrites.  Is this possible for this to work or will I have to find another solution?  I noticed the ethernet shield also communicates through SPI as well so I imagine it is the same story.  I can use two arduino's set up as master slave, but I would really like to do this wirelessly through a browser.  Any help is greatly appreciated.


There is an example on the documentation site for controlling Shiftbrites without using the hardware SPI pins: http://docs.macetech.com/doku.php/non-hardware_spi_example

You can select any available pins. It will be somewhat slower than the SPI code, and means that you cannot use a ShiftBrite Shield, but will not interfere with the WiFly or other shields that use SPI.
Unique RGB LED Modules and Arduino shields: http://www.macetech.com/store


Go Up

Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131