Assignment 11: Networking

I had envisioned much grander designs at the beginning of this week, but things got away from me and I ended up with a slightly less ambitious scheme. I used Neil's Serial Bus networking scheme and milled three nodes and bridge. I wanted to see if I could get Firefly to drive the serial port communication (which was very easy since Firefly is built off of this protocol). In the following video, I use the Generic Serial Write component to send a slider value (1, 2, or 3) over the serial port (similar to Neil's file). I also decided to run a simple Grasshopper visualization to show the link between Grasshopper and the network. I'd like to continue these networking projects by testing out a wireless network (with Xbee)... but that will have to wait til next time.