It’s easy to fit an Ethernet Controller module to your Arduino board that will let you serve a web-page to your browser or smartphone – as well as send you an email to alert you to potential issues.
Using the simple, four-wire SPI communications protocol it’s easy to wire up an ENC28J60 to any Arduino UNO, Nano or Mega – and if you use the W5100 board there’s no wiring to be done! What could be simpler than that?
It’s one thing to wire up an Ethernet Controller, but how do you write the HTML to create a (simple) web page? I show you how, and how we save valuable run-time SRAM. It’s not complicated and if you download the fully documented example sketch it will be very obvious how it hangs together.
In the next part we’ll cover the (even simpler) process to send an email, and then we’ll tie everything together into one project. This is going to monitor my attic water temperature and water level and will alert me if either is too low (no burst pipes for me!).
The example sketch is available below, together with links to the UIPEthernet library I use and other information you may find useful.
Each Monday is ArduinoMonday here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Arduino related products. Adafruit manufactures the Arduino right here in the United States in cooperation with arduino.cc. We have a huge selection of Arduino accessories and all the code and tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.