I am currently looking in various Arduino.
I'd like to build a very specific device:
I'd like to have a lamp (using a RGB LED (already have one)) that can change the color (or do custom routines like blinking etc...).
But these specifications must be met:
- Battery powered (so all items must use minimum power)
- WiFi enabled
It's sufficient if I can change the color (or trigger a routine) from a computer on the same network (via netcat or curl).
I looked in the WiFly shield. Is there another shield which is maybe better? What main Arduino main board is best for my purpose?
As there are some follow up questions:
- The Arduino is not a must. I thought it would be the easiest solution. The raspberry pi didn't come to mind, but is an excellent suggestion. However I'm not sure if it is that easy to hook an LED on to it, also I'm not sure about the Power supply (given that I would be using an USB Wifi Dongle).
- I didn't think that the power supply would that big of a deal as the LED would rarely been switched on (once every few days). Is the idling in the WiFi so power intense?
- For the background of what I'm trying to build: I want to build an extreme feedback device (a device to indicate the status of the automated tests in a software project) to carry around.