The Nanode, developed in the UK by Ken Boak in cooperation with London Hackerspace is an incredible package. It's like an Arduino with an Ethernet shield built in. It connects to a range of wireless, wired and ethernet interfaces.
In short, the Nanode allows you to develop web based sensor and control systems - giving you web access to six analogue sensor lines and six digital I/O lines. And given internet access, you can perform sensor updates on the Pachube "open data web service for the Internet of Things"!
- Extensive documentation and example projects here and lots more here
- Three connectivity ports: Ethernet and Wired Serial
- Works with the Sensor and Transmitter Node and Receiver Shield.
- Can be remotely configured by browser. (Note: You can not upload sketches via the browser yet)
- Can send and receive data using Pachube.
- On chip web server allows remote control of I/O.
- completely through-hole construction - so easy to build with readily available components
- breadboard compatible.
- 100% open source.
- compatible with most Arduino shields and software.
- USB programming interface.
- Remote sensing and control.
- Web server and client.
- Smart sensor networks.
- Home Automation.
- Energy Monitoring.
- Machine Control.
- 16MHz ATmega328 microcontroller (Same as Arduino).
- 10BASE-T Ethernet controller ENC28J60.
- Unique MAC address generator.
- SPI expansion memory (SRAM, Flash or FRAM).
- Compatible with the Sensor and Transmitter Node and Receiver Shield, the Jee Labs RFM12B wireless board and others.
- 6 analogue sensor lines with 10 bit A-D converter.
- Up to 14 digital I/O lines.
- Can drive servos, displays etc.
- Serial Inter-Nanode Bus - allows Nanodes to be slaved together.
- atmega328P core running at 16MHz.
- 32KB ISP flash memory.
- 1KB EEPROM.
- 2KB SRAM.
- 5V 250mA - USB or external Power
The Nanode is extensively documented here: http://wiki.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/Project:Nanode.
Please note that you need an FTDI cable (or similar) to program the Nanode.