$71 of Parts, Pre-paid Phone, & Minutes = DIY Remote Car Starter

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Photo courtesy of davehacks.troublem8ker.com

This is one of those projects that I do NOT recommend and do NOT plan on trying myself. In fact, I think it is a bit whacky. But, hey, you gotta admire the project for a what it is: A clever, great, inexpensive hardware hack. So, what is it? Take about $71 of electronic parts (including a cheap pre-paid phone and some phone minutes), a steady soldering hand (and eye), and a clever idea and you get…

Remote Start using Cell Phone: Part 3

The article provides a photographic step-by-step overview of the process and even details problems and errors. You can click on each photo in the article to see a larger image.

The end-result justified his troubles though: The completed project worked and he was able to remote start his call by calling the pre-paid phone.

So, what happens if someone other him dials that pre-paid phone’s number?

Slashdot: The DIY $10 Prepaid Cellphone Remote Car Starter