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Cellular Shield


#1

I’d like to have a cellular shield for M2M applications. I’d like to be able to “call” a remote weather station to download the data collected for that time period.


#2

That is already available :wink: We didn’t add it to our website because drivers are not available yet.

It is this one http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9607


#3

Humm…

Would those drivers be difficult to make? I mean I know c# and all but is there enough reference information available to speed the process along?


#4

most likely - if you can do it in Arduino it’s freakin eazy on Fez. If you can find Arduino code it’s probably a pretty easy port if you know C# !


#5

I have done some work on it myself and it was easy. Take a look at the cell modem manual.
And, like brett said, if you can find code made for other system (arduino for example) then you can just port that to C#.

If this is your first project then start with blinking LEDs and few simple things first before you start digging into this.


#6

think i might have that shield laying around. If i do i will port over the code.


#7

Yahoo! If you could do that brett that would be awesome. I’d prefer to have a working example to start exploratory research into the device. I have so many ideas that I want to do/build…

Where’s this technology been all my life :frowning:


#8

Hey guys,

Has anyone worked with this further? Any code to share? Thanks!


#9

Have you looked at the Arduino drivers for the cell shield? You could probably port them over to the FEZ from that.


#10

Any update here? I’m ordering one and would like to know if there are any gotcha’s or better yet, some shared code.


#11

Me too.
@ GUS Thanks for the time/feedback on chat tonight


#12

Have you seen this project?

http://www.microframeworkprojects.com/index.php?title=FEZ_GPRS


#13

Thanks for the Post SAM.
Looks like a good start.


#14

im interested in communicating with my fez cobra via sms too.
I’ll order this. Update for any progress you have with this device.


#15

FEZ Cobra is based on EMX which has full blown networking stacks with PPP. You can do a lot more on EMX than when using the shield.

The right way of connecting FEZ Cobra (EMX) is by using any PPP modem, same one that would work with a PC for example.

I am not saying you can’t use any of the simple cell modems that act as serial<->TCP bridge (no PPP)…, yes it will work with FEZ Cobra (EMX) but this device can give you a lot more if you use the proper setup.

Here is an example http://www.cutedigi.com/product_info.php?products_id=4346


#16

Well thanks for the info. I’ll have to look at it.
Because im not familiar with wiring(as i saw its only the module?). I usually search for something ready in order to connect to my cobra and then just make my coding example.


#17

That shield will only plug on board with arduino-formfactor boards, like domino and panda. It will not plug on cobra. You need wiring :frowning:


#18

ok then didnt notice it thanks for the tip :wink:


#19

It looks like to me that to connect the aforementioned Sparkfun “Cellular Shield with SM5100B” that I can just remove the Arduino shield and wire the SM5100B connector board’s power, ground, RX, and TX to the Cobra. Am I missing anything? I also want to use this with the Mini so I’m assuming the same with that too?


#20

FYI

Got these in my RSS feed today:

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/gprs-shield-p-779.html?cPath=132_134