View Full Version : bs2 project

02-11-2007, 12:35 AM
Hi guys I'm new to this kind of thing.

But I am really stuck and need your help.

I have been given the task at uni to build a temperature logging system using the bs2. I found the relevant circuit diagram & have managed this with a bs2 chip, relevant board and a few components on a breadboard.

I also found the relevant logging program and have used this within the stamp editor. I connected the board to my machine using a serial to usb adaptor & after a few changes, yes it displays temperature via the stamp editor interface.

The next segment of my project is slightly trickier, I have been asked to attach this board to a linux machine acting as a router to make the board available over the internet. I need ideas for this section. I read something about visual basic being able to produce a dynamic web page with bs2 data, but I dont know if porting the board over to linux would be possible. please please give me your input.

I know I'm asking a lot but the final segment of the project is to port this working internet based system onto a standalone router i.e. cisco or summit & connect the bs2 thermal logger to the router through the rs232 port. This should allow internet based access to the bs2 board over the net. HELP! http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/shocked.gif

02-11-2007, 01:03 AM
The BS2 would send data to the linux box as serial data (ie. the temperature) all else would be done on the linux box (ie. taking the temp string data and converting it to web page and publishing it) There are several programs that take serial input and create internet content from that. Do some Google searches os serial to internet connections.

- Stephen

02-11-2007, 01:05 AM
Thanks stephen

02-11-2007, 02:29 AM
You would talk serial between the two. Serial out from bs to terminal program (or your web app) on the linux box. (Don't start a new thread for each question unless it is totally different from the first)

- Stephen

Kevin Wood
02-11-2007, 04:42 AM
Here are a couple of links that may help:


www.linuxjournal.com/article/7403 (http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7403)