To start, I’m a programmer and IT manager for over 14 years, know several programming language including C# and .Net, that is the main reason i choose fez panda II for my entrance to the electronic work and to used in a little proyect.From the old days of coaxial network I know how to handle a solder but that is all i know of electronic
well, to the point, I’m just a couple of days to start buying the parts, including the panda II, that i need…but i’m loss on several points. let see…in general the project will be to control an aquarium, will have two parts, one main box where the ph controller, relays etc etc… and most of the software logic will be. the other part is a remote box, where the fez touch will be in so the user can be at any place on the house and control everything, it will only have the software logic to accept the info from the main box via wireless and display it on the screen, also accepting user commands and sending it to the main box.
For what i read for the comunication of the two boxes/units i will need two xbee for wireless, but my first question comes from power not comunication.
How can i power the remote unit? with a battery? what kind and how much batteries do i need to power the remote unit with fez touch? how can i recharge the battery when i plug the remote to the wall?