IOS-Controlled 12v Switch

Hi everyone! :)

I am new to this forum and also to Arduino-boards and electronics in general. But still I'm pretty sure that this is the right forum for my questions.

So, here we go!

I have a (and I don't know the english word for it) "regulated motorcycle" that has a bit TOO high top speed, according to the local police where I live :roll_eyes:. I have bought a regulator for that which lowers the top speed when activated. It has a ON-OFF switch which is great cause I don't want to go slow all the time. The only problem with this is, that switch cant be out in the open (it has to be hidden since it's not legal), and that gives me a problem when I want to get to it. So, now to my question.

I had this crazy idea that I could control this switch from my iPhone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. I did some research on the internet but I couldn't find any "plug-and-play" bluetooth switches which works of of 12v DC (only "indoor" 230v). So I though that maybe the Arduino is the right platform for this (with a BEC ofc. xD).

Can you guys help me to get started in the right direction here? It would be awesome with some "pro" tips before I just order stuff and put together :grinning:

I found some stuff that I thought I might need, what do you say? :)

  • Bluetooth - RedBearLab BLE-Mini (just cause they have an iPhone-app)
  • Platform - Arduino UNO (I dont think I need anything bigger than this?)
  • Something to control my switch. Maybe as simple as a servo connected to my switch, or just a totally different setup?

I hope at least any of this makes sense xD

Any help and input is appreciated! Thank you :slight_smile:

bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Talk-to-an-Arduino-With-an-iOS-device-using-Blueto/

wifi - UDP http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Arduino-Board-Wirelessly-With-iPhone-iPad/

you can also make the arduino into a web server and talk to any OS through the web browser. http://startingelectronics.org/tutorials/arduino/ethernet-shield-web-server-tutorial/

Thank you so much for the links! Very helpful :)

Any thoughs on the actual switch? How do I make the board turn the switch on and off? Are there any 12v switches For the Arduino? At the risk of sounding completly stupid :D

razahrob: Any thoughs on the actual switch? How do I make the board turn the switch on and off? Are there any 12v switches For the Arduino? At the risk of sounding completly stupid :D

just google. usually it's a matter of using a transistor & an external 12V power supply.