Uncommon Projects’ YBox (uncommonprojects.com/site/play/ybox-2) puts RSS feeds on your TV using an XPort serial-to-Ethernet module and a Propeller microchip. Image courtesy of Uncommon Projects.

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Look, Ma, No Computer! Microcontrollers on the Internet

The first response that comes to many people’s minds after building a project like the networked cat bed in Chapter 3 is: “Great, but how can I do this without needing to connect to my computer?” It’s cumbersome to have to attach the microcontroller to a laptop or desktop computer ...

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