Created Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:18:34 +0000 by Jermcb
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:18:34 +0000
I have made a home server to start controlling certain functions in my house from my phone. To this point I have been using the DLink DDNS system on my router for dynamic DNS handling. But I have been having some problems with it and I have to manually reset the router from time to time as it looses connection with there server.
I was wondering if there was another simpler method to do this. I have an idea and I am going to illustrate it with an example. Then maybe someone can help me out with a way to do it...
Example: Lets say I want to open and close the garage door. My Ethernet enabled chipkit connects to a server in the cloud and polls a file every second or so. Then when I want to open the door, I write a a specific word to the file. Then the chipkit reads the file, sees the correct word, clears the file and opens the door.
Is something like this possible? If so, where would I find a server that would allow this with simple get, set, write and read functionality?
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:24:25 +0000
Would xively.com be overkill?
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:06:59 +0000
Thanks for that. But I think it is a bit overkill, and too expensive.
Is there something specifically for hobbiests?