Member Since: May 8, 2007

Country: United States

  • The Captchas are awful. How about next year you just let everyone login to their account and click the ‘Enter me in the drawing’ button. Then randomly give them out.

  • Thanks for the info. Would be great if they decided to open up some APIs… I’d buy one in a second. This has some great potential for the hackers one way or another.

  • Can you interact with this thing directly over WiFi, or does everything have to be done through their website? Something like sending UDP packets, or even a telnet-type command interface?? Would love to be able to query for temp/hum for logging purposes, and get notification of motion and integrate into home security. What about pushing messages to the LCD, and having them displayed?

  • I’ve had success connecting to the WiFly in ad-hoc mode from a 1st gen iPod Touch, and an iPhone. I’ve used it with a simple embedded web-server, for serving up pages for configuration/data-views/control/etc. Ad-hoc networks can be a pain to setup in general, but it was actually pretty easy from the iPod, and it even remembers the network and can connect automatically to it when it’s available. I think it’s better than a bluetooth approach for interacting with hardware, since you’d really need a native app on your iPhone/Blackberry/Android to interact with it, and with this any device with WiFi can (theoretically) interact.

  • The description above mentions that they pulled AD0 high, so 0x69 is the expected address.
    Then see Table 3.1 in the manual. -13200 represents 35 celsius, then every 280 from there is another degree celsius. (Admittedly a bit confusing to decipher from the table).
    So code would look like:
    tempC = 35.0 + ((rawVal + 13200)/280.0);
    Also note that you divide the gyro values by 14.375 to get degrees per second.

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