I have 2 RPi projects I would like to complete, and I need some help choosing some modules. For both projects, I think I should be able to use the Zero 2 W.
The first one is simple - I’m after a module that measures the outside light colour and ideally returns that value as Kelvin, as well as brightness, as a value from 0-100%. It doesn’t necessarily need to be on the same sensor, two sensors are acceptable.
The second project is a bit more complex. I am looking to wire up the RPi to my car so that as I arrive and leave home it controls my roller door. I would also like to track my vehicle with GPS as well - I live in an area with lots of stolen vehicles. The modules I need help with are a GPS module and a 4g/5g GSM module. I may also need a super capacitor to assist with a safe shutdown when the vehicle is turned off.
I know I could put an apple airtag in the car, but that position would only update around devices connected to apple’s findmy network. I have also considered using a mobile wifi hotspot, but I thought it would be a good idea to activate vehicle tracking only if I realise my vehicle’s been stolen, perhaps by sending the RPi an SMS containing a specific word.
Let me know if I cab further clarify anything, or if there’s another way to achieve these objectives