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Need Some guidance, displaying website info;
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Need Some guidance, displaying website info;

by keyboardbandit on Sun May 26, 2013 5:35 am

My wife and I enjoy diving in Okinawa, however before we go out each time we have to check http://weather.kadenaforcesupport.com/update/sea.htm for the current sea conditions. I have seen people using their ethernet shields to display twitter feeds on LCDs, and I would like to do something like that for this website.

I'm not sure how to go about doing this though. Does anyone know where I can find some tutorials to point me in the right direction? One thing that concerns me is that the sea condition display is a .png and not just a string of text.
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Re: Need Some guidance, displaying website info;

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun May 26, 2013 6:16 am

The "WebClientRepeating" example in the standard Arduino Ethernet library will make periodic web requests. You just need to supply the URL to your sea condition service. Is there a similar service that can give you a text report? The png file isn't going to be much use on an Arduino.
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