February 13, 2014

C0ldwater - the Arduino-based messaging system

Those of you looking for a very text messaging system that's low cost, easy to create and fun to experiment with will enjoy a new service we came across last week by the name of C0ldwater. This is a messaging service that can be used to send simple text messages between users with Arduino-based hardware. Each "terminal" requires an Ethernet-enabled Arduino with an LCD and PS/2 keyboard attached for data entry.

Futhermore there is also software available to communicate with the devices using a Windows or Linux-based computer. Although C0ldwater is still in an experimental state, it appears to work well as demonstrated in the following video:

Certainly an interesting project, and worth a try if you have the hardware. To learn more, click here to visit the C0ldfire website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

When putting together your next Internet-enabled Arduino project - save time, space and money with the Freetronics EtherTen. Apart from being fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard Ethernet, microSD socket, full USB interface (so you don't need a costly FTDI cable just to upload a sketch!) and supports optional Power-over-Ethernet.


C0ldWater said:

Hi John,
thank you very much for posting this article on freetronics! No need to show this comment on the page, just wanted to tell you I’m currently developing some other features to include in this project. If you have interest in staying updated, don’t hesitate to contact me, maybe I can give some support for future articles or whatever you might need.


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