At evelocity boot camp on the 22nd of March we talked about aids for use in the parking challenge. For example, a Netduino and one or more ultrasonic rangers could be used to measure the distance to obstacles placed around the car park.
In the picture below the LED bar is displaying the distance to the base shield box with each LED segment representing 2cm.
Bill of Materials for this project (Prices as at March 2015)
In a previous post I had developed a simple Microsoft Azure EventHubs Service Gateway for Arduino and Netduino devices which required Internet Information Server(IIS). Running IIS in some home environments could be a bit awkward so I have got a basic light weight version going which is hosted in a self installing Windows Service. The gateway supports four command line parameters.(The install and uninstall must be run as administrator otherwise the requested process will fail)
Install – install the service
Uninstall – uninstalls the service
Debug – runs the service in interactive mode
Name – allows you to specify the name of the service in the Services Manager.
The code does some basic logging to the Windows Event log and can be configured to start automatically when the computer starts.