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***Please note that the latest batch of boards have a GREEN silkscreen compared to the product pictures above. The functionality of the boards have not changed. What is it? This is an Open-Source C...Read More…
***Please note that the latest batch of boards have a GREEN silkscreen compared to the product pictures above. The functionality of the boards have not changed.
This is an Open-Source Cellular board that would be a great platform to develop your internet of things (IoT) projects. It enables web connectivity for your ideas. The platform is tri-functional, and can be used like an Arduino, FTDI cable or for Cellular connectivity.
I needed an easy to use cellular platform for a project - something that had a microcontroller (Arduino-like), debugging capabilities and GPRS. Since there was nothing available, I decided to make one and share!
My primary goals for this platform were versatility and easy of use.
ATmega328au + SIM800 + FTDI = Total IoT development awesomeness! The platform has the popular ATMEGA328AU microcontroller with the Arduino bootloader burnt-in. This allows anyone to use the Arduino IDE to program the device. Most of the ATMEGA328AU pins are broken out on a header in case the user needs to use them for sensors, etc. All Arduino sketches are compatible.
A Cellular Library is also provided to help you get started using the device. The library is based on the Adafruit FONA library.
The board can also be used as a FTDI cable by changing a couple of jumpers, and soldering the optional FTDI header.
This platform has been tested with a US T-mobile 2G prepaid SIM card and it worked great. This product does NOT come with a SIM card.
Please add the Slim Sticker-type GSM/Cellular Quad-Band Antenna 3dBi uFL to the order if required. The Cellstick does not ship with an antenna unless specifically ordered.
*Please note that a LiPo battery does NOT come with the Cellstick, and is needed to use the platform. You can pick one up at Adafruit. The battery is needed to satisfy the instantaneous current draw of the SIM800.
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