Controlling Arduino with PHP in Ubuntu

Pt 10877

Controlling Arduino with PHP in Ubuntu via HaD. Bushveldlab writes –

I’d like to share a fun little example I’ve been fiddling around with over the weekend while attempting to get to grips with PHP. A few weeks ago, I decided to take the plunge and dedicate some quality time learning the basics of Ubuntu and dynamic web programming using Apache, mySQL and PHP. To keep things interesting, I’ve been looking for good practical examples to play with. The first mini-project was to get PHP talking to Arduino so that I could use a basic web page to toggle Arduino’s on-board LED on pin 13 on and off.

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  1. Looks interesting, I may be trying out Linux at some stage and this would be handy. You can do the same thing with Windows XP, I’m still trying to get it to work with Vista.

  2. This is a nice tutorial. However, Python is a better choice for sending AND receiving serial data from an arduino.

  3. I like the idea, but does anyone know if allowing www-data to be part of the dialout group could lead to some manner of security vulnerability?

    I get nervous when a public facing service/user like www-data acquires additional privileges.

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