Recently,. I wrote an Instructable called, "Connect your projects to the Internet
In that Instructable, I demonstrated the use of Microchip's ENC28J60 chip to connect your Propeller micro-controller to the Internet. This time, I want to carry things to the next step with an easy way to control the "real world" from your project.
We'll be looking at a method to safely connect 110v devices
to the Propeller through the use of the x10 firecracker, a device which accepts "serial" data to wirelessly control up to 256 different devices. Later in this instructable, I'll tie the project together with the Microchip ENC28J60 project, propelling it to an Internet controllable system.
1 - Propeller Platform
board (or equivalent Propeller based board)
1 - E-Net Module
(or equivalent ENC28J60 circuit)
1 - A breadboard or PCB. I'll talk about methods for both.
1 - An x10 firecracker kit (Ebay
1 - A "TC4427CPA" chip (Digikey
1 - 9pin male dsub connector (Radio Shack
2 - 10k resistors (Radio Shack
Some hookup wire and a few basic tools.