So my newest project started as a School Industrial Design project. It is yet unfinished and will be forever a work in progress but I think posting it here may help someone with the difficulties of combining the Arduino with the GSM network.
So far I have an Arduino board, a linksprite GSM shield, an LCD, a temp sensor, a solar cell, 2 capacitance sensors (metal sheets), and 2 pots.
Yesterday, I shorted my arduino while making a custom board for all these sensors… I was sad. Mostly because I’ve been working hard trying to figure out the GSM board … I’ve even added my project as a contact in my phone book. This alone gave the project some life … I could text it, call it … Love it?
Today is a day off for me. My arduino is fried and my local electronics store is closed on Sundays.