Is anyone using Ruby to feed an Ambient Orb data

  http://www.ambientdevices.com/cat/orb/

using Ambient's serial port hardware developer kit?

  http://www.ambientdevices.com/developer/

I'd like to use the Orb to monitor our Continuous Integration
along the lines of,

  http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/articles/169058.aspx

but instead of paying for the premium service fee to interface
via the web/wireless routine, I would like to control it
via a direct serial connection.

Currently, I'm browsing their sample Java code and planning
to use

  http://ruby-serialport.rubyforge.org

unless someone has already been there, done that.

Thanks,
-- 
Bil, Hampton, Virginia