August 30, 2013

Controlling Ericsson GSM handsets with Arduino

If you have some of the older Ericsson GSM handsets from early last century, they can easily be used with an Arduino to send and receive SMS text messages - ideal for inexpensive remote-control systems. Doing so is quite easy and has been demonstrated by Arduino enthusiast Kostas Kokoras. The Ericsson phones have a very simple connector which can be hacked into without too much effort (or buy a cheap data cable and cut the end off!) with the results being demonstrated in the following video:

Although there isn't a full tutorial, you can find the demonstration sketch here and the phone pinouts here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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