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Easiest way to do remote control via internet

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Klaus Kragelund, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. Hi

    Currently I have a webserver running on a NetDuino controlling a clients heating in a sommer residence (so he can turn on the heat from home)

    Its ok, but the limited memory of the Netduino means the website has limited functionality and I would also like to add SMS/Texting functionality to alert the client if an alarm has gone off (I have water, CO2, gas etc sensors added to the unit)

    So, I was thinking about using my Raspberry Pi with a link to Dropbox usingthe triggers available to send an SMS, but that cannot be customizes as far as I can see.

    Another way, is to add a GSM module, but that takes a lot of coding on my part.

    A third way, could be to synchronize a folder using dropbox, and having a server monitoring at my home to check if a status file has changed with information in the file of the alarm sending a SMS from there (then many clients to use the same server, with multiple files)

    Any other way to add SMS/Texting functionality that is simple and could usethe Raspberry Pi? (I always have an internet connection at the site of theclient)


  2. Additionally, using the dropbox syncronized folder would mean I could add datalogging, perhaps a USB camera for surveilance etc which would be impossible on the lower end NetDuino solution....


  3. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    not all that much coding really.
    I don't really see the point of dropbox.
    Use one of the internet sms providers. Having paid, you send an HTTP
    post, they send an SMS.
  4. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    or you could do that by email...
  5. SMTP? Some discussion of Bansky SMTP if you have room for the code.

  6. miso

    miso Guest

    Most phones have an "email" address or webpage to send mail to a phone. Or as simple as <10 digit number>

    I just used Verizon as an example, but other providers have an internet
  7. Guest

    Well, that's true, just some AT commands and parsing on received messages


  8. Guest

    Very nice indeed, looks like that should be possible, just on the Raspberry Pi instead :)


  9. Dropbox is cross-platform, there is one for linux.
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