1Sheeld: Replace your Arduino shields with your smart phone

Project launched Nov 2013 From Cairo, Egypt 
Funding ended Dec 21, 2013 Financial goal $10,000 

AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT

Integreight Inc. was co-founded by 8 engineers with seed funding from Flat6Labs, a start-up accelerator based in Giza, Egypt. They started over a year ago with a mission to empower the maker community, and they are doing that by developing innovative solutions in the electronics industry. They are currently incubated at the Technology. Innovation and Entrepreneurship center (TIEC) in Giza.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

1Sheeld is a new easily configured shield for Arduino. It is connected to a mobile app that allow the usage of all of Android smart phones' capabilities such as LCD Screen, Gyroscope, Switches, LEDs, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, GSM, Wi-Fi, GPS …etc. into your Arduino sketch. The product consists of two parts. The first part is a shield that is physically connected to your Arduino board and acts as a wireless middle-man, piping data between Arduino and any Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The second part is a software platform and app on Android smart phones that manages the communication between 1Sheeld and your smartphone and let you choose between different available shields. By doing that, you can use 1Sheeld as input or output from Arduino and make use of all of the sensors and peripherals already available on your Android smartphone instead of buying the actual shields. You can use it to control an RC car using the phone's gyroscope, or even tweet when someone enters the room.