Happy new year folks!

DIYdrones hardware development team needs some help, if you think you can contribute in something please PM, our requirements are:

-Any microcontroller capable to handle a little web server can be used.

-The hardware must have WiFi access (behave as an access point).

-The hardware must have SD card slot (where you can store html files).

-Must be cheap (< $100).


The system must be capable to read a HTML file stored on the SD card (including pictures) and create a web server accessible via WiFi (acting as an access point). When the user is connected to the Wifi device-must type any direction like "" and be able to load the HTML files stored on the SD. Something similar to a home router.


The HTML files must be able to read/write to the IO, analog and UART pins of the same microcontroller....


What we need from you are suggestions of the right hardware, software contributions and connections to anybody capable to help us.


Anyone? ;-)


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Comment by Tom Pittenger on January 2, 2011 at 6:32pm
Easy thing to do using a Microchip PIC with their TCP/IP and MDD libraries. Pretty much any PIC can be used.
Comment by Allan Harley on January 2, 2011 at 6:42pm

i know it hasnt wifi but you could connect a wireless ap to it but is this the sort of think your after its sold by jaycar in australia


Comment by Jason Short on January 2, 2011 at 6:50pm
Aren't older linksys routers just Linux boxes? Can we put apache on it and a serial port?
Comment by joey on January 2, 2011 at 6:57pm
could you use a mobile phone?
Comment by joey on January 2, 2011 at 6:59pm
Comment by simonl on January 2, 2011 at 7:23pm
This has already been done in a few different ways with the Parallax Propeller. Search for "ybox".
Comment by Pete on January 2, 2011 at 7:55pm

Hi Jordi


take a look at these guys they supply a book http://www.iosoft.co.uk/


Many thanks



Comment by Earl on January 2, 2011 at 8:25pm

a Linksys 54g with a hardware mod for sd card will do it. >$100



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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 2, 2011 at 9:51pm
Here's a little more info: ideally, this would be an open source development platform, since we need to add some hardware bits to it that Jordi hasn't mentioned, essentially redesigning the board for our own needs. So we can't just use stock gear such as the Linksys router. One candidate that we're considering, for example, is the Chumby hacker board, which runs Linux, interfaces well with Wifi, and has an SD card reader, LiPo charger and video out onboard. It's an open source design and can be modified and produced in a custom version.
Comment by Tomtom Express on January 2, 2011 at 10:05pm
What is the minimum order quantity (MOQ) ?


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