zeke 693 Posted May 14, 2011 Share Posted May 14, 2011 I'm kicking around another project idea and thought I'd expose it to the collective to see what y'all think of it. What would you think of an ethernet to serial interface? It seems a bit mundane but it would be a module that just works. You could feed it either TTL or RS232. Or, it may have a pluggable interface where you could slap on your own device that just needs a serial port ie: GPS or Zigbee radio. Personally, I was thinking about two applications. The first is for my Linux server. I'm usually annoyed when I have to remotely reboot my server after software upgrades ie: kernel updates. When I do reboot the server, my NX client/server connection is severed when the service is shutdown and then I can't watch the console messages. So, I want to redirect the root console to /dev/ttys1 so that I always have control over the box. I would connect the S2E module directly to the serial port and then I'd telnet into the S2E box from my workstation. This way I could watch /var/log/dmesg scroll up the screen when I reboot the server remotely. The second idea: I don't want to pay Digi a bar of gold for their ConnectPort X2 so, I was thinking of plugging one of my Digi Zigbee radios into the S2E so that I could have an inexpensive network bridge to a Zigbee network. Nevertheless, once you make an S2E you could apply it to almost any project. So, what do y'all think? Does the idea have merit or utility? Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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