November 25, 2014

Build an SMS receiver with Ardiuno, node.js and Twilio

As an interesting demonstration of technology from a few decades ago (that is, a pager) or a neat device to display incoming text messages - the following project by Ricky Robinett will be of interest. By using the cloud-based messaging service, node.js on a local machine and an Arduino with an LCD module you can create your own incoming SMS message display device.

Instead of using a direct Ethernet connection, the system relies on the host PC to recieve the data from Twilio via the Internet, with the node.js software extracting the requried data and sending it to the Arduino via USB-serial.

It's a neat project that could have some practical uses, so for more information visit the Twilio project page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Looking for a rapid-use LCD for your Arduino or compatible projects such as the ohm meter above? Save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16x2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analogue input pin:

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