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NewsForge: Acquiring data from the physical world

Feb 14, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

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"If you want to track something physical, such as counting people passing through a gate, or recording how the temperature changes over time in a factory process, you can use a microcontroller to do the measurement.

"And if you move the data onto a Linux server, you can store it in a database, perform calculations, or send it out on a Web page. The cost is reasonable and the process is simple..."

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