TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
Latest Arduino Project: BankGauge
My latest Arduino project is a device that logs into my bank and displays my checking account balance on an analog gauge (like a gas gauge on a car).
Using the WiFi capabilities of the YellowJacket from Async labs, every five minutes it connects a web service running on my web server. My web service uses screenscraping to log into my bank account and determine the amount. It converts this value to a range from 0-255 which is sent back to the Arduino.
The Arduino outputs this value on an analog pin which is connected to the gauge. If my account has $500, it is "full". If it is $0, it is "empty.
The YellowJacket was $55. I got the gauge from Skycraft for around $10. I also bought a nice enclosure box to put everything in, which was $5. So, all told, the project cost $70. That being said, the YellowJacket can be used for other projects (like my TwitterSwitch), so it isn't like I spent $70 just on this.
Posted by Chet at 3:50 PM
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