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+![A netmap in a pizzabox!](http://technocake.net/screenshots/pizzamap.jpg)
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+Pizza net map is a computer network monitoring device, inside a pizza box.
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+We want to make a miniature model of The Gathering network. Participants access the network through switches and access points. We will monitor these and represent their status using LED lights on the model.
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+Our challenge is to make a modular system that is not limited to one application, but is flexible and can be applied to other networks, not necessarily computer networks.
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+We achieve this by using an Arduino and shift-registers to control an unlimited amount of LEDs and layouts.
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+Our software communicates with an Arduino through a USB connection. A computer checks with the existing Network Management System to see which network access switches are online or not. Based on this data the computer turns a corresponding LED on or off.
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