Small Internet Info Push Hardware

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Justinwiz, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Justinwiz

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    What would be the best way to receive information from a serial port (or USB serial connecter) and then post the data to the web (GET/POST) for an affordable price?
    I'm trying to make a power meter that reads the pulses from the LED on the front panel of the power meter.
    I have a Picaxe-08M with LDR and a serial connector made and working, it outputs the number "1" on to the serial port every time the LED on the panel pulses. My problem is: I don't want to have a normal server running only to do that, and wasting power (defeating the purpose)...
    Any ideas? Maybe Windows CE?

    Thanks :D
    - Justin (Newcomer)
  2. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    An XPort might work, not expensive either.
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  3. Justinwiz

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    I'll look into that :)
  4. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    You may want to check ladyada's website. She has done just that. Her Kill-a-watt reports to her pc which then updates her website so she can monitor her kill-a-watt readings from the internet.

    Pretty much exactly what you want to do.

    She reports to twitter for distribution, but she uses a back end first, that you can have your info posted anywhere.