First, I should inform you that I am a bit new to Arduinos. But, I am a degreed Software Engineer, so don’t be afraid to get a bit technical on me.
The project that I’m working on, is basically, I want to put a camera in a remote location on my property, that is much too far to connect to via XBee or 802.11. Think log cabin in the middle of the mountains, which gets cell phone service, but not internet. And the idea is to hook this up to a battery and leave it for months. That itself wouldn’t be a problem, I could do that with some web-tutorials and yada-yada. However, I want to send the images via GMS because I want to each day look at the photos from home without having to drive 200 miles to pick up the camera.
I’ve done some research, and from what I’ve gathered so far, the biggest problem is getting the data from the camera to the GSM module. Taking a picture or connecting via a GSM modem aren’t problems on their own. So I’m wondering if any experts out there could guess at feasibility or give me ideas. Maybe I would need 2 Arduinos?
There are other features that I plan to implement, but I already know they are easily accomplished on an Arduino because they’ve been done before. However, for this specific problem, I haven’t been able to find a good history… mostly just people arguing about data transfer rates and memory size. And as I’ve said, I don’t care if it takes 10 minutes to get the picture from the camera through the Arduino and to the internet. This is mostly prototype and proof of concept work, and the desired result is to take maybe 100 pictures per day.
Thanks in advance for any responses
I’m also not stuck on the idea of it having to be an arduino