[ubuntu-uk] Looking for SheevaPlug

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 6 19:01:42 UTC 2011


On 5 April 2011 12:43, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> > ...
>> > Perhaps not powerful enough, but have you considered using something
>> > like a
>> > Linksys WRT54GL and OpenWRT?
>>
>> That is a very interesting idea.  I need a serial or usb port to talk
>> to the weather station (a LaCrosse WS2300).  The WRTSL54GS has a usb
>> port, but there don't seem to be many of them about.
>>
>> The standard routers do have an onboard serial port I think, but one
>> has to hack the hardware to make it accessible.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>
> There is a tutorial here:
> http://andrey.mikhalchuk.com/2008/10/23/how-to-add-serial-interface-to-wrt54gl-router.html
>
> I guess it depends how far you want to go with it? You can pick up these
> routers pretty cheaply nowadays.
>
> Let us know how you get on if you decide to go for it!

Having thought about this some more I have decided on the SheevaPlug
route.  Though I think I could do it with the wrt54 it would not be
able to do much more.  If I get the Sheeva then it will have the
capability of doing much more, and I am sure I will have no difficulty
thinking of things to do with it.

Thanks for the ideas though

Colin



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