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Using Arduino => Networking, Protocols, and Devices => Topic started by: SuperBarlow on Dec 10, 2012, 04:52 pm

Title: Homework Notifier!
Post by: SuperBarlow on Dec 10, 2012, 04:52 pm
In school, I really need to use my planner, but I don't, so I want to create a device to take a picture of the homework asignment, and email it to me!

The parts of it would be a camera, a big red button (I love big red buttons ;)), and a Xbee (?) module to connect to the internet through my schools WiFi, and a clock (may run off of internet through Xbee) to tell what time it is and the class I'm in.

I have no experience with cameras or Xbees integrated into arduinos, so could I have some help?

Thanks!
SB
Title: Re: Homework Notifier!
Post by: PaulS on Dec 10, 2012, 07:11 pm
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I have no experience with cameras or Xbees integrated into arduinos, so could I have some help?

Sure. Get a camera. Put a clock next to the homework assignment, and take the picture.

Forget about emailing it to yourself. Forget about trying to make an XBee connect to the school's Wifi. (It won't).

Feel free to replace the camera shutter button with a big red button.
Title: Re: Homework Notifier!
Post by: SuperBarlow on Dec 10, 2012, 11:14 pm
To much work ;)

So it is too much trouble for it to be worth it?
Title: Re: Homework Notifier!
Post by: PaulS on Dec 11, 2012, 12:58 am
What would the resulting device bring to the party that a plain camera doesn't?

You could get the Arduino to take a picture, if you chose the right camera. You could get the Arduino to then get the picture, a few bytes at a time, from the camera, and send them out again.

With a WiFi shield, you could, if you didn't mind waiting 1/2 an hour, send the picture to the server. You'd miss your next class, though.

The XBee is NOT a Wifi device, so you can't use it to connect to the school's WiFi.

You'd need appropriate code on the server to then e-mail you that picture.

Even with compatible hardware and permission to run scripts on the server, this is not a beginner project.
Title: Re: Homework Notifier!
Post by: Jack Christensen on Dec 11, 2012, 02:50 am

The parts of it would be a camera, a big red button (I love big red buttons ;)), and a Xbee (?) module to connect to the internet through my schools WiFi, and a clock (may run off of internet through Xbee) to tell what time it is and the class I'm in.


Sounds a lot like a mobile phone to me. Perhaps this school requires them to be checked at the door. A lot of schools already have homework assignments online.
Title: Re: Homework Notifier!
Post by: SuperBarlow on Dec 11, 2012, 03:17 pm
Ok. Thanks anyways!