I'm new to arduino but have had fun messing around with it recently and have found the hardware side easy, with the software and sketches kept simple I'm able to create some cool stuff.
Time for a serious project.......
I want to develop an arduino project to send out an email or two based on a couple of variables, sounds simple but it gets more complicated. Basically I want to install a system in an 11kv high voltage transformer room whereby when a user walks into the room they press a button to announce their arrival. The system then counts down from a predefined time and then it goes into prealert mode which will flash some lights and maybe use a buzzer, if the user doesn't press the same button again to restart the countdown then the arduino will automatically send out an email (or load a webpage elsewhere on the net which will automatically send the email if easier) to alert others of their failure to press the button again and in effect to declare themselves safe. In practise this means that if the user has not pressed the button to declare themselves safe then an alert will be sent out for someone to check on their welfare. When the user exits the room they will press a 'Safe' button which will stop the countdown and stop any alerts.
Additionally I would like to use a PIR sensor to monitor the room also and if the user fails to press the start button on entry then an alert will go out via email to warn that someone is not using the system correctly or possibly an unauthorised person is using the room.
Other future uses for the PIR might also include the possibility of including in the alert email that motion has or has not been detected on alert which may signify that the person has had an accident and could be unconscious.
As I said before I'm perfectly ok with the hardware side of this, I'm just a bit miffed on the software side, so any possible help would be appreciated
Many thanks in advance! Steve