The sole purpose of this article is to make you know how Sun SPOT(Small Programmable Object Technology) works with Netbeans.Steps outlined here are just a way of how Sun SPOT can be used.There are umpteen purposes for which the Sun SPOT kit can be used.The purpose and the method are left to the user imagination. Visit Sun SPOT link for details.Sun SPOT


Things that you need

You must have the following things installed:

  • JDK 1.5 or higher,
  • NetBeans 5.5 or higher(Actually the Sun SPOT kit is shipped with a cd which contains all the required softwares,If you don't get one please contact your vendor).

Loading and Running the Air Text Demo

This example will provide an idea of how Java program can be downloaded to Sun SPOT.

Compile, Deploy and Run the Demo

Within NetBeans, navigate to the Sun SPOT directory and then the Demos subdirectory. On a windows workstation, the absolute file path is usually C:/Program Files/Sun/SunSPOT/Demos. Open the project which is in the (SunSPOTdirectory)/Demos/AirText directory. Make sure "Open as Main Project" is selected, then click on the "Open Project Folder" button.

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