Now and again someone will push the Arduino platform to the limit, with the goal of replicating a commercially-available product with a DIY twist. Today's example of this is the "ArduinoPhone" which is quite literally a GSM mobile phone built around an Arduino, a GSM shield, battery, touch screen LCD and related circuitry. To hold it all together a 3D-printed enclosure was designed for the purpose:
You can make and receive calls and SMS text messages, read the current time and even add your own features (memory permitting) as the entire code and required library set has been published by the creators - so visit their project page for some interesting reading. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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