This shield has me quite interested and it might just drive me to pick up and Arduino Uno so I can play around with it. As I have mentioned before, I love connecting my projects to the outside world and this shield does that and more. I think it is a great idea to make use of the sensors we already have in our smartphones to expand what out Arduinos can do. This could be a great way to repurpose an older Android phone.
Imagine an Arduino Shield that can be configred to be an LCD, GPS, Wuifi, or any shield you may think of!
1Sheeld is a new easily configured shield for Arduino. It is connected to a mobile app that allow the usage of all of Android smartphones' capabilities such as LCD Screen, Gyroscope, Switches, LEDs, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, GSM, Wi-Fi, GPS …etc. into your Arduino sketch.
Basically, our 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 smartphones that manages the communication between our shield and your smartphone and let your 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!