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I'm Anil and I have always been envious of those who could build electronic circuits - I wanted to invent stuff. Unfortunately, growing up in India in the 1980s, there wasn't much opportunity to learn this.

I have a software background and would actually like to build circuits that can be coupled with my android phone.

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Welcome to the Forum Anil.

 

The internet of things (IOT) certainly seems to be the next up and coming thing!!! 

 

I have seen many such projects being done already with Microchips PIC 32 series of MCU and very cheaply I might add.

 

Take a look at the uC32 or even the MAX32 MCU board and I think that you will be quite impressed with them.

I just love my new uC32 that I am starting out on.

 

I believe that they even make a LAN/WiFi version of this board or even just an add on LAN shield to get you started with any of the other PIC32 flavors.

 

Cheers!!! 

 

jer :)

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The MCU is connected to a network or the Internet via Ethernet/Wifi and then controlled and/or accessed by the phone application.

I have seen many examples of this already such as operating a garage door via phone command or turning on/off lights and devices within ones house via phone through the internet to the MCU controller unit.

 

jer :)

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Hi Anil, 
 
The best way to learn is to see how other people designed their projects and adapting it to your skills/hardware. 
you may like some of the projects that were shown at our Digilent Design contest!
http://www.digilentdesigncontest.com/2014-europe.html
 
The project I am thinking of is the Microchip Award, but all of the posts are really good learning experiences.

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Here is one more such project that I saw this morning!!

 

http://opensource.com/life/15/3/internet-of-tinkerers-twitter-desk-lamp

 

Turns on a lamp in your house via Twitter.

This particular project uses one of TI's lunchpad MCU and it is stated that the whole thing can be made for about $40.

 

Cheers and Good luck with your ventures.

Please let us know if you get successful at such a system.

 

jer :)

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