Do you wish to drive a seven segment display from a web interface using Arduino? And without using Ethernet or Wi-Fi Shield? Well here's a way to do that
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Step 1: Requirements: First Things First....
1. Freenom (Optional)
2. 1freehosting.com (Optional)
1. Arduino (The king of all)
3. Connecting Wires
4. Internet (Optional)
5. Seven Segment Display Module
6. Website with php (Instructable coming soon...)
8. Arduino IDE
9. WampServer (Optional)
Step 3: Website
1. Sign up on 1freehosting.com or any other website you like.
2. Get a free domain on freenom.com. Point the nameservers to the hosting website.
3. Upload the html file as index.html through FTP. Upload the php file. The php file must be same as used in the html hyperlink
4. Create a new text file named SegmentState.txt.This name must match the one in the php file.
5. Publish the website.
1. Install Wampserver
2. Copy the HTML and php file to the root folder.
3. Port forward your router to your webserver for publishing the website to the internet. (Optional)
Step 4: Procedure
1. Download & install Arduino IDE from the given link.
2. Connect the seven segment display to your Arduino.
3. Upload the given code to Arduino.
4. Test the code through Serial Monitor.
5. Download & install Processing IDE from the given link.
6. Copy the Processing code.
7. Replace the URL of the loadstring in the processing code with your URL.
8. Run the processing code.
Step 5: The Result
Go to your website anywhere in the world, if published to the internet or go to your website on the localhost and select a number. That's it, the seven segment display displays the number you have chosen.
Phew, All done!
Enjoy the fruits of your labor.