Projects, notes, etc by Will O’Brien


Month: November, 2011

iPhone dev: SMSresponder

28 November, 2011 (10:44) | iPhone, Projects, SMSresponder | 31 comments

I’ve built a perl script to enable SMS remote start of my car. The script checks the SMS database for new messages and if the message meets the criteria, it will send a command out the serial port, log the event and send a reply sms for confirmation. Everything is done in perl! My script [...]

Cheap connectivity for your gsm project.

20 November, 2011 (10:14) | hardware | 1 comment

I tried to get a telemetry sim via the diydrones guys, but they were out! I opted for my old friend, the pay as you go t-mobile setup. I just picked up a $20 phone at walmart, then activated the sim with the iphones imei. You don’t have to do that. You can activate the [...]

iPhone, jailbreak, ssh, car controller

20 November, 2011 (10:00) | networking, Projects, Toys, Uncategorized | 1 comment

I’m working on a new car controller. It’s based on aftermarket remote start, a jailbroken iphone and some open source hardware. This post covers setting up the iPhone for that use. It’s really just a nice, cheap (if you have it) script-able serial telemetry platform. iPhone jailbreak notes: I used an iPhone 3g, downloaded 4.2.1 [...]