FR and Arduino (was: Re: FR and iPhone - how can they be compared?)

Michael Shiloh michael at
Sun Aug 17 21:52:13 CEST 2008


I'm very interested in details of your Arduino hookup. Can you please 
wikify this information?

I too have Arduino plans and think the pairing with the FR allows easy 
prototyping of pretty arbitrary hardware. Please start a wiki page for 
Arduino projects!


Steven ** wrote:
> I too would be interested in the source for this project.  I intend to
> use an arduino board in a project of my own.
> -Steven
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Sparrow <sparrow at> wrote:
>> Howdy Flemming,
>>        Neat idea's about the FR and custom hardware.  I currently have an
>> arduino project that works great with the Freerunner, connecting both
>> via blue tooth and via usb.  The arduino is used to control a custom
>> irrigation solution I build on my roof using earth boxs, and the sends
>> the data back to the FR for alerting and monitoring.   If you have not
>> checked out the arduino micro controller, take a peek
>> ( .
>> Best regards,
>> Steven O'Reilly
>> On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 01:36 +0200, Flemming Richter Mikkelsen wrote:
>>> Today, I read [1]. I also read [2], and it is basically the reasons
>>> there that made me buy the Freerunner some weeks ago (look
>>> at the question part). That, and that it is a cool device to hack
>>> on! (Anyway, the iPhone is big, ugly and with a low res. screen:p)
>>> The Freerunner is doing very well, being recommended by FSF,
>>> OSM, etc, and got a lot of publicity slashdot,
>>> and many other places.
>>> Also it is very nice to use as a phone. I use it as my primary
>>> phone, with OM2007.2. As soon as I get some time, I will try
>>> to write some code for it too. There are a few issues, but if
>>> there where nothing to fix, the phone would not be of any
>>> interest to me. In stead of seeing limitations, one should see
>>> potential:) That is the beauty of free software :D
>>> One simple way to make custom hardware, is to add
>>> something to the USB port, since the USB_ID pin is
>>> connected to an ADC. I bought a lot of 5 pin mini USB
>>> plugs, and inside one, you can actually fit a complete
>>> mini circuit.
>>> I have one that works as a flash light, and one for measuring
>>> humidity. I plan to put the sensor inside, once I have written
>>> some code that actually works.
>>> I also ordered a small camera, so I will try to see if it works
>>> "out of the box" or if some code needs to be rewritten.
>>> The camera I bought does not have the correct electrical
>>> interface, so I need to make an adapter (USB or BT). It is a
>>> wireless cam,  which I will mount on my radio car:) I will add
>>> some hardware and make a simple GTK app, so I can control
>>> the car from my phone (and see the output from the cam). I
>>> hope I ever get the time to do this.
>>> [1]
>>> [2]
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