I am a software developer and have only today found out about the Arduino. I would like to put a solution together that comprises of an ethernet board that monitors up to 8 digital inputs for changes in state.
When an input changes state, I want the board to send a message via HTTP POST or via UDP packet to a server that I will write. So far so good?
That's part one. Part two would involve interfacing the board with an additional GPRS board that would send the same packet to the server via GPRS should the ethernet (Internet) connection fail. Controlling outputs would be a bonus if available.
Thanks in advance for any hardware recommendations