September 20, 2012

Easily send SMS text messages from an Arduino

 Sending SMS text messages from an Arduino can be difficult and expensive - for example a GSM shield, aerial and adequate power supply can cost over $150 once configured correctly. Or you can connect your Arduino to a PC and use a variety of online services. However both are much more complex than this new inexpensive solution created by Jeff Murchson. He has simply used an inexpensive Motorola GSM phone which is controlled by any Arduino board. As the phone can accept AT commands via a serial connection, it is a simple matter for the Arduino to control the phone - and send text messages. 

When experimenting with such projects, make sure you use a prepaid or unlimited SMS account to avoid bill-shock. Nevertheless to get started check out Jeff's project page. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

instead of fitting the circuitry to a solderless breadboard, increase reliability and project lifespan by using a protoshield instead. In doing so, consider our range of ProtoShields. From the tiny LeoStick to the Mega range, we offer a complete range for you to work with.

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