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Embedded Linux puts sump pump on the Web

Aug 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Tad Truex grew tired of his basement filling up with water each spring. So, he installed a sump pump and an online pump monitor based on embedded Linux (and a neat custom electronic sensor gizmo).

With the stated primary goals of “not in any way burning the house down,” “not stopping the pump from working,” and “learning something,” Tad acquired a Net4501 from Soekris Engineering and set about his work, which he has described in detail in an article published in the Linux Journal.

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