Archive for the ‘Wireless Control Box’ Category

New board setup

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Here are the new components, I reused the serial – ttl board, and the sd-card reader from the first attempt. This time I am going to keep everything inside the box as best I can (which means dI may need to add a fan)

I cut some of the openings in the bread board to make access to the PCB easier and to allow cooling later on.

Two steps back…

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Well, short of using a JTAG programmer (which I don’t have…), the WAP54G is out of commission. Every attempt to access it results in the device rebooting. So I have ordered a replacement WRT54G off of EBAY, for twenty dollars I have a device with four times the storage space and memory. The interesting thing is that while 16MB of memory are used, 32MB have been installed in the device, so I can increase the ram used if needed.

I have also ordered an Arduino pro mini. total costs (if this router is suitable…) $65.00

Added SD card reader.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I am in the process of adding an SD card reader to the device. This will let me place a web page on the card that the device will host. I will use the web page to control a micro-controller attached to the device as well.

Here are the steps:

Here is the web site that explained how to connect the SD card reader to a WAP54G device.

This is a test fit and not soldered, yet…

The Begining…

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

After finding this site routerBot, and a few other sites (to be posted as needed in the project). I decided that it would be a good device to allow me to connect to a micro controller and operate the hydraulics in my Ironhorse project, wirelessly…

It also helped that I had an old WAP54G V3 to play with

The routerBot code was designed for a WRT54G but I believe it can be made to work with the WAP54G, they have the same processor but the WAP54G has less memory to work with (considering it is just an Access Point and not an actual router…)

My goal is to have a device that is mounted in the truck semi-permanently, that my iPhone can connect to. The device have a built in web GUI so any time I connect with it with any device I can get the same interface to control the micro controller.