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.
Have you been reading about Arduino, servos and all sorts of fun projects - but not sure where to start? Then order one our Experimenter's Kit for Arduino:
The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit.
However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects! So to get started or for more information and to order, check out the product page.