Make a BigBrother Traffic Light

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Make a BigBrother Traffic Light

Lightcomplete1Green is good! – “Network Operations Centers and Help Desks all over monitor their systems and networks with a somewhat open source product called Big Brother. Here’s how to add a traffic light to indicate network status. Big Brother provides a web interface that shows the status of the network, and systems. The web interface allows you to drill down and see the status of any device monitored. It does all this in a very simple and elegant way, by providing color indications, red, yellow, and green to tell you how things are going. Well all of this really can put the idea of traffic lights into your head if you like to “repurpose” consumer electronics like I do. So lets get to task and use our desktop computer, running Java to monitor a BigBrother web page and change a faux traffic light to match the color-status of our network.” Thanks Victor! Link.

2 thoughts on “Make a BigBrother Traffic Light

  1. stephenhouser says:

    I’ve also built a “desktop” version of the traffic light. This version uses a custom PC board and the DS2408 chip, without the expensive OneWire Relay Board from AAG. Of course, it’s another repurposed toy. This one was from Wally-world for $10.00 if I recall correctly. I’ll get the schematics and details up soon, I hope. Link

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