Second that request. I would like to connect a bunch of Amazon Dash buttons around the house. The buttons would all be monitored by a single Spark (or cousins) and the code there could do pretty much anything (talk to my web server etc.)
I dont want to hack the Dash Button firmware (like https://github.com/gtalusan/redash Broadcom WICED SDK for Amazon Dash for example). That is a noble project but too involved for me. I would be happy doing a simple one time init / connect to my Wifi of each Dash button and after that do all my hacking on the Particle console which I like.
Sooo, back to the original question: can the Spark see ARP probe requests and can I write a loop that responds to those (presumably would need access to the MAC in the ARP probe to distinguish between different Dash Buttons that try to connect) ?
PS: and why the Dash buttons instead of using Sparks or cousins ?
- cheaper (I got my buttons for $1 each)
- form factor already perfect (enclosed, big button)