I have a need for a device that does the following:
- Logs GPS at x interval
- Sends the log to a GSM/GPRS module. The log is then sent via SMS/GPRS at x interval.
- I would also need to send the GSM/GPRS module commands that would trigger a couple of relays. i.e.: ‘relay1,1’ - trigger relay 1 - and read the input from a couple of relays too.
I have done some basic research and it seems that an Arduino unit with a couple of ‘plug in’ units might fit the bill, but I’m not 100% certain.
I am an experienced programmer but have never attempted a ‘hardware’ project before (except much fun with a lego mindstorm set!).
I currently have 2 separate ‘off the shelf’ units that do what i need, but they are both a) very expensive and b) not flexible enough to do exactly what we need - limited i/o ports and programming functionality.
I would be very interested to hear the arduino communities view on the feasibility of the project, along with any tips and advise!
Many thanks for your assistance in advance,