Once again it's time for something completely different, brought to us by Kyle Brinkerhoff. He described a somewhat convoluted method of controlling an Arduino via Google Sites. It involves embedding a Google Apps script in a Google Site web page. Once activated - it writes a text file into Google Drive, which is then extracted by software on the PC that sends the text in the file to the Arduino to be interpreted. Whew. In the following video Kyle runs through the system for us:
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If you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs: