I'm trying to create an app for my science fair that uses bluetooth to track people in a determined place. I was thinking about one Arduino system to receive all the information and transmit through a network and some Arduino slaves to duplicate the signal and cover the hole place.
- Arduino slaves placed all over the place to track people
- One Arduino connected to the network to receive all the information from the slaves and pass it through the network.
- Some kind of web app inside the main Arduino with an API to manage the data and make it friendly for third-party apps
I was wondering of what kind of equipment should I buy to make this happen. Thanks!
Each cellphone with it's bluetooth enabled will work as a person (sending signal) - my Arduino slaves will receive the signal (find bluetooth around it) and send the device name and signal strength to the arduino master - The arduino master (connected to the network) will interpenetrate the responses and send the results to the built-in web server - Apps will make requests to the web app to get this data and show in a plant where're these people.
Basically it will work like these bluetooth stickers that you can plug in to your keys, phone e etc... and with the app you can search for them in your house via bluetooth from your cellphone.
Here's a better explanation: Link