Local wifi network without Internet + Direct data streaming

Hi to everyone!

I just bought a Spark Core and I manage to use it within a network with Internet access, using the cloud based platform.

However, I would like to know if it would be possible to use the Spark Core with a ad-hoc network hosted on my macbook, without an Internet connexion.

I am also wondering if it is possible to communicate with my core using Java packages, such as the RXTX library for Arduino. Has someone already tried something like that?

I do not know if I am clear enough, this is my first project with a Core and I really lack experience. Thank you very much for any help you could provide!

I’m not sure about the Mac ad-hoc network, there seem to be some issues with non-open networks

But apart from this you’ve got TCPClient/TCPServer and UDPClient objects as Spark out the box feature and HTTPClient, Webduino and more libraries to choose from the community contributions.
If you search for any of these in the docs and forum, you’ll find plenty.