Dive into the Internet-of-Things world with the new Arduino GSM Shield

Zoe RomanoMarch 11th, 2013

Arduino Gsm Shield

We are excited to announce that the new Arduino GSM Shield is ready to be shipped allowing Arduino boards (Uno, MEGA and Leonardo) to explore the wonders of adding a GPRS/GSM connection to interactive projects.

We teamed up with Telefónica Digital to design a tool that is greatly simplifying the process of building Internet of Things applications based on the GSM mobile phone network and controlled through the internet anywhere there is mobile phone coverage.

 

 

Every shield is equipped with a SIM card ready to be plugged in and used within a special worldwide data tariff especially created for the product by Telefónica but you can use any SIM from other providers.
As you can see from the video above, the activation process is really simple and fast through the BlueVia website where you can login with your Arduino account and be online in minutes!

Then you can easily implement features like
make/receive calls: plug a sound speaker at the connector at the bottom of your shield and you can get your board to play the sound while you make/receive voice calls.
send/receive SMS: when a sensor reaches a threshold your Arduino can text any number or remotely activate a device.

If you want to hear more about the GSM Shield directly from David Cuartielles, have a look at this video:

 

 

You can put your hands on the new Arduino GSM Shield from today directly from our store and from the 25th of March also from all the other distributors.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and G+ and when you create something great with it, don’t forget to share it with us: submit your project here.

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Share the news with these Hashtags: #gsmshield #arduino

Take a look at the pics:

 

15 Responses to “Dive into the Internet-of-Things world with the new Arduino GSM Shield”

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  5. brunialti Says:

    The shield has got an empty tail…
    Is there any reason why the shield is longer compared to the proto in the lab ?

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  9. gltovar Says:

    @brunialti my guess is that is the antenna. if it were inside, stacked shields might interfere with receiving calls.

  10. David Carroll Says:

    Great news, I have been looking for a good GSM module for my Arduino Projects. Can’t wait to get one.

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  12. Davide Says:

    Hi, does this work with rev2 pinout of the Uno?

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  14. Tal Says:

    Hi, I might be wrong, but it seems that the new GSM shield will block a lot of pins (22-53) in the Arduino Mega 2560.

  15. bid ninja Says:

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