This does sound like fun!

Here's another great little writeup of making code play nicely with the

I love Arduino.

Katherine Lynch
Library Web Developer
Drexel University Libraries

On 5/1/12 4:14 PM, "Chad Benjamin Nelson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Sounds fun. 
>I'd start with an Arduino + temperature sensor
>You'd need other kit to get it to a webserver, which this video covers
>Chad Nelson
>Web Services Programmer
>University Library
>Georgia State University
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>Subject: [CODE4LIB] whimsical homepage idea
>This is really more of a thought experiment than an actual project, but
>I thought some people might get a kick out of it - maybe someone has
>even done it.
>We are in the process of redesigning our library homepage. During the
>fall semester we had a team of freshmen CIS students do a basic
>usability and design service learning project and we are now
>incorporating as much of their feedback as possible. We'd like to be as
>student-centric as possible.
>This got me thinking about the top two suggestions in the library's
>feedback box - 1) we want a coffee shop and 2) it's too cold/hot in the
>library. I figure I covered number one by throwing in some Javascript on
>the page (*groan*) but I see an opportunity with the second one. We do
>have microclimates within the library, so while it may be hot on 3N,
>chances are good it's freezing on 4S. Given that actually fixing this is
>beyond the library's control, what if we put wireless temperature
>sensors throughout the building and displayed their readings on the
>library homepage?
>So, if one were to attempt this:
>-How would you go about it? (hardware- or software-wise)
>-Could it be done for cheap?
>-Would it be OCLC-approved?
>Best regards,
>DISCLAIMER: The a/c is out in the library (again) and I think the high
>temperatures in my office may be frying my brain.
>Ellen Knowlton Wilson
>Instructional Services Librarian
>Room 250, University Library
>University of South Alabama
>5901 USA Drive North
>Mobile, AL 36688
>(251) 460-6045
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