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Connect the physical world to a web page

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...and control it remotely!
You can create a Web form on an Apache/Linux server, process the data with a PHP script, then push the control instructions down to the microcontroller over the serial line. The microcontroller will run code that interprets the data from the serial line and instruct the I/O pins to perform some action. Basic applications might be to turn on lights, relays, or motors from a remote browser screen.
 read more | score:2112 | -Ray, May 23, 2006
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