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

  1. Justinwiz

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    Hello,
    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

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    An XPort might work, not expensive either.
     
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  3. Justinwiz

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

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    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.

    http://ladyada.net/make/tweetawatt/index.html

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