OK, the new project will be a tide monitor. It will look directly at the tide level in a coastal pond in Falmouth, MA.
The system design will consist of the following:
1. Arduino controller with a Parallax Ping ultrasonic range finder to measure water height from a fixed dock.
2. A wireless async connection using TBD technology.
3. An IObridge to connect to the Internet
4. This web site to monitor the actual tide height.