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Wesley Wieland (Contemplative)
Attended Memorial High School
Lives in MN


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How to retrieve Analog Pin data from your Arduino UNO and display it on a web page without having to refresh the entire web page.


My latest tutorial will show you how to create a web page to retrieve Analog Readings from an Arduino UNO (in JSON format) using jQuery and AJAX, and display the readings on a bar chart  in real time- see screenshot below.

The readings will update once per second, but I have managed to get this down to half a second during my testing process.

The full tutorial including code, diagrams, video and instructions can be found on my blog:

A lengthy video will also guide you through the entire process step by step :

If you don't want to create the web page yourself, I have made one for you, and this page can be accessed here:

I am not a web designer or web programmer - so there may be better ways of doing this... but the method I describe in my tutorial worked well for me :)

I hope you like it.
Description. Have you ever wanted to transmit Arduino data over the internet? In this tutorial, we will design a web page that will retrieve Analog readings from the Arduino's Analog Pins and display them on a bar chart within the web page. The web page will use jQuery and AJAX to request the ...
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I chose to upgrade my laptop (Sager NP6670) from Ubuntu Trusty to Wiley the other evening, allowing the 'software update' tool to take care of the process.  This is not something I normally do.  I generally back up, download an ISO, burn to USB drive, and install, leaving the partitioning in place.  However, I thought, why not?

It froze in not too far into the 'installing downloaded software' section, leaving me without an sysinitd, most of /sbin and /bin unusable, and unable to boot.  Rather annoying.  

After doing a bit of scrambling to get an ISO of 15.10 downloaded and burned, the normal install went well.  The subsequent realization that I would have to upgrade enlightenment to E20 (had been running 19) was a little dismaying for a bit, but found, downloaded, compiled and successfully installed that as well.

All told: about 5 hours lost on a process that usually takes about an hour and a half.... lesson learned.  
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made it... :-)
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How I2C Communication Works and How To Use It with the Arduino Board.
In this tutorial we will learn how the I2C communication protocol works and also we will make a practical example of it with the Arduino Board and a...
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How I2C Communication Works and How To Use It with the Arduino Board.
In this tutorial we will learn how the I2C communication protocol works and also we will make a practical example of it with the Arduino Board and a...
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Wanna set up Electronics lab at home? This might help you
How to set up electronics lab in your home for electronics hobbyists, students, engineers. things to buy for your own homemade electronics laboratory.
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Good article.
How MEMS Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer work and how to use them with the Arduino Board.
In this article we will learn how the MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer work and how to use them with the Arduino Board.
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Attended Year 1 Beekeeping class at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center on Saturday.  Great class!  And fun!  The presentation team knows how to talk to beginners, the information presented is clear.  Bought my first hive from Mann Lake (they had them on sale).  Am looking forward to reading through the information again and laying out my plan for the upcoming season.... 

I would recommend this course!
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Sounds like Natures Nectar is the place of choice for many.  they are not so far away... so they will probably get my business.....  thanks!
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I've been seeing an emerging thread regarding where to get bees from.  Since spring 2016 will bring me my first package of bees I'd like to ask the same thing.  I'm live in Apple Valley, Minnesota (Just south of Minneapolis).  There's a place in Stillwater, MN (Nature's Nectar) that I can order package bees from but that's all I've been able to find.  Does anybody in the group happen to live in Minnesota that can share experiences.  OR, I am open to recommendations of other sources as well.
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Aquaponic garden with arduino....
This aquaponic garden will bring your veggies and your fish tank into perfectly sustainable harmony. Use Arduino to take this set-up to the next level.
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Noticed this group and thought I would follow along.  I spend a fair portion of my time on my Farm in Grant County WI, though my main home is in MN now.  Have been using Linux of one flavor or another since 1994 when I worked at Cray Research in Chippewa Falls.  My current interest is in using the Raspberry Pi along with Arduinos to control and monitor various aspects of my Farm.  Am starting out, so not a lot to show, but that will be changing soon.  Hope to get to meet some others along the way here....
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Many thanks for the welcome(s)!  
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See how to use this voltage reference to improve your measurement accuracy.
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Wesley's Collections
Farm Management
Programming in Perl, Linux System Administration, Agriculture Operations and Management
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Lancaster WI - Eau Claire WI - Freeburg IL - Carbondale IL - Oceanside CA - Carrieville WI - Okinawa Japan - Yeoncheon-ri, Yucheon-myeon, South Korea - Prairie Du Sac, WI
Life is a strange place....
Born in the early 60's in Eau Claire Wi.  Am a mid-westerner  through and through I guess. Numerous and  diverse interests.  A firm believer in that Grant County Wisconsin is in fact Gods country.
Bragging rights
I made it this far... and intend to make it further.
  • Memorial High School
    General, 1977 - 1988
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
    Electromechanical Technology, 1988 - 1992
    Industrial Electronics Digital Electronics General Studies Fluid Power Machine Tool Pneumatics CAD Robotics
  • University of Minnesota Crookston MN
    Quality Management, 2010
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A great little museum of local history. Much appreciated the displays of the original medical doctors, Native American pieces, old Platte, history of local businesses. My family is from the Lancaster area(four generations). I learned a bit more about where I came from here. Well worth taking the time to wander through and listen to the volunteers.
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Each time I stop in, I am greeted as I enter. Someone always makes sure I am taken care of right away if my need is clear. They have no problem with me just browsing, which I like to do. Store has a great selection of incense, hookah's, tobacco, cigars, rollers, papers, and accessories. Also a huge selection of e-cigs. Last trip in, I chose to buy an eGo-T kit with a case and 13 Ml of Eliqxor 'Cafe De Paris'. I was given an excellent description of the product, got to try it, and then they showed me how to use and care for it. Then knocked $5 buck off. This is a good bunch of folk doing a good business in a pleasant way.
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