Hello, I'm planning my next project - a light weight autonomous UAV guided with GPS. The goal is to reach a location several miles away (~25 miles), take photographs, and return to the launch point (~50 mile round trip). The main problem is communication. I want to monitor UAV location and view intermittent photographs. To communicate over long distances, I plan to use a cell phone linked to my ZX-40 microcontroller (zbasic.net) via Bluetooth and use the phone as a modem. Is this possible? Has anyone communicated with their microcontroller via cell phone?
I have some recent experience with microcontrollers. This is my ground bot (GBOT):
And this is my inverted pendulum bot (GBOT90) using the same system shown above:
I appreciate your comments.