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Receiving a wireless signal from a custom electronic device


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Benjamin1

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This is a simple project that I'm having some trouble with. Here's the scenario:

1) Two wires in a small device lose contact with each other, the circuit is broken
2) That device sends a wireless signal to my computer, 100 feet away
3) A program I write interprets this signal as either On or Off

The problem I have is with step 2. What's the best (cheapest, smallest, most elegant) way to accomplish this?

Thanks for any guidance,
Benjamin
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dsenette

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i don't have TOO much experience with this but... have you checked out the XBee adapters that are for sale (google it)? they're basically little serial wireless adapters that you can monkey into just about anything....combine that with some form of microcontroller (like an arduino etc..) and i think you'd be able to get what you want
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This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
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