Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arduino Wireless Switcher

There are some rumors out there telling about the diseases around wireless signals!

Since the wireless router is in my bedroom and I think like "better safe than sorry", I built a device to switch on or off my wireless feature from my router.

It was a lot easier if the router has a button to do that, but unfortunately it doesn't have!
I read about some way to control wireless feature through 'telnet' on 23 port. But again,unfortunately, my router doesn't allow any incoming connection unless on port 80 which is the default port browsers use to HTTP.

So, let's create a HTTP bot to simulate a human to enter the router web site and switch the wireless option

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Connecting Nokia phone to arduino ( USB Cable)

The moment I started using Arduino, I realized that to expand its capabilities I would need to spent quite a lot of money purchasing wifi shield, gps shield, BT shield and so on. I soon realized that it would be a good idea to connect my arduino to a modern cell phone since the phone already has many of these desired features built-in. One way to accomplish this would be to use a BT shield, but it is a waste of wireless features, and so I decide to use BT or wifi just for remote control.After a lot of googling, I found a USB Host Shield from Circuits@home which gives to arduino the ability to "talk" with almost every usb devices. In their web site they already get the arduino talking with some other usb devices.
When I saw this, I thought that this would be the shield I need to get my mobile phone talking with arduino through cable. And that is what this post is about.