I'm planning to connect an old mobile phone (N95) to an Arduino over USB so I can use the hardware onboard the phone (accelerometer, GPS, Wifi) to build a Hexacopter without having to shell out for all the expensive bits.
My questions is simple enough, which Arduino board should I get?
I know there is only one with the built in USB host controller, the ADK board, but there are USB shields available. Is there any way I can use the existing USB, having the phone act as the host controller, to save money?
Essentially, I'll need to drive six motors and maybe three proximity sensors. Also, perhaps a movable payload for mounting a camera, but that's not essential at this stage.
Any thoughts from those more knowledgable than me?