You want to receive data from wifi with your Netbook, Tablet or Android phone, that's easy!!!
Here is a demo on youtube:
You only need a 5 steps flowcode program and a ready to use software on your windows or android terminal.
Here is the flowcode program!:
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Here are the steps Step1: EBlock Hardware Connect a wifi E-block to a HP488 board. Wire +V and +14V If you use 16F887, connect the EB069 to port C
Step2: Windows sofware and harware You can use any windows hardware(tablet, laptop ect...) The only requirement is wifi. I will use the term netbook for the following steps. Download netstuff here(tested ok with xp and w7): http://jacquelin.potier.free.fr/networkstuff/
Step3:Download the following 5 steps Flowcode program:
Step4: Configure your EB069 wifi E-Block(not necessary if you use TCP) Connect your Netbook wifi to the Eblock: "Flowcode" In ethernet explorer, write:"192.168.0.2" user: admin - pass: admin In serial setting/protocol, change to UDP.
Step5: Run Netstuff UDP Client: 192.168.0.2 Port 5000 Send the datas you want (unselect send\r\n after data + select send hex data: that's easier) Each data received will be send on the LEDs
If you want to use your Android device: If you are a student at INSALyon, ask for "packet injection" por android devices. It's a netsuff like for android. It was spécialy developped to be used on the eb069. If you are not at INSAlyon, use Easy Packet Blast: https://market.android.com/details?id=c ... rch_result
Remarks: I use a HP488 EBlock+PIC16F887 for the demo but a 16F88+EB006 main board+LED board can be used. If you are a student at INSALyon, ask for "packet injection" por android devices. It is spécialy developped for use on the eb069 eblock. It is possible to do much more complex systems. Here are some examples: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=9937
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Android phones are cheap now. The phone used in the youtube video is less expensive than the eb069 wifi eblock. A tablet will be more confortable to use. Don't miss the smartphone to eblock revolution!
However, if a Wifi e-block is an easy way to have a communication, it's expensive in terms of energy. I think an e-block with a USB slot which translate RS232 into USB messages, and perhaps some Android libs, would be really a big improvement for the use of Android on embedded prototypes.