I've been learning (playing according to my wife!) with the Arduino and having fun doing a project, then adding my own two cents worth to it just to say I did something I had in my head and it worked. Ok, so maybe I was playing a little...
The more I 'learn' with the Arduino, the more I'm leaning toward this not being the way I need to go for the main project I have in my head. I created a post in the Arduino group wondering if this is the direction I need to go or if I need to move over to the Raspberry Pi.
Here is a short synopsis of a project I have in mind. Don't ask why yet, as it won't make sense until I get further down the road on this.....
1) Person one walks into room A in the building, scans his assigned RFID tag, his ID number, the time and date are sent to a SQL database and an LED strip above the door turns red.
2) Person one then walks to room B in the building, scans and the process goes through again. The first room's LED is still red.
3) Person two comes along, decides he needs room A, walks in, scans his RFID tag, his ID number, the time and date are sent to the SQL database and the LED strip now turns blue.
4) Person three goes to room B and decides he needs it now. He scans his RFID tag, his information is sent to the SQL database and the LED strip now turns green.
Sounds simple enough, right? Well, in playing with the Arduino, I know how to do the different LED colors and have learned a little about the RFID reader I can use on the Arduino. In my limited experience, I haven't seen where the Arduino can transmit data back to say, as server.
So my debate is, do I cease what I'm doing with the Arduino for now and focus on the RPi? The RPi seems more fit for this project as it has networking capabilities. I'm just having too much fun with the Arduino! LOL
Anyone out there want to offer a suggestion to nudge me one way or the other?