I've had an idea for an Arduino project, but I'm not sure where to start. My idea is this: have an Arduino Nano connected to an HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor, as well as an nRF24L01+ radio. This will be the tripwire module, which will send an alert to a second Arduino (connected to another nRF24L01+ of course) whenever something passes by.
This wouldn't be a stationary unit, it would need to be able to be placed and sense in a variety of locations so the distance would need to be set on power up.
Another issue I'm running into is getting the nRF24L01+ units to work for this purpose. I want to know that the units are wirelessly connected, so having a packet sent every second or so lets the receiving unit know that they're connected, and an additional packet for the tripwire trigger sets off an indicator led.
Is this even possible?