If you are an iPhone user that likes to dabble in making things using Arduino, Make has a new device in the Maker shed that might tickle your fancy. The kit is a system that allows you to connect your iPhone with an Arduino gadget without having to jailbreak your iPhone. The kit has a cable and several other components.
It sells for $59 and you get the cable that plugs into the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch sync port and has a RS232 port on the other end. The kit also has a RS232-to-TTL serial adapter to allow you to connect to serial port devices. The kit also includes the Mintronics Survival Pack.
That pack has all sorts of components and sensors to play with. Make also has instructions on what you can build with the system. The kit gets you ready to make your own apps on the iPhone that actually do things.
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