You know how the Arduino has those expansion ports on it? Well, now Cooking Hacks (the same group that created the XBee shield) has created a 3G + GPS shield for attaching to those expansion ports. That’s right, you can make the Arduino accessible anywhere. As much as I hate talking about the cloud, this little beauty allows you to add your Arduino (and/or entire project) to it.
Details after the jump.
It sells for about $200 and has the following features:
- WCDMA and HSPA 3G networks compatibility
- Internal GPS for Assisted A-GPS and Supported S-GPS modes
- Video Camera (640×480) for video and photo recordings available
- Audio Kit including microphone, speaker, hands free and headphones available
- SD file system up to 32GB
- Works as a standard 3G modem in Linux/Windows/MacOS (~7.2Mbps download, ~5.5Mbps upload)
- Talk directly to web servers by HTTP/HTTPS (secure)
- Upload and download files directly by FTP/FTPS (secure)
- Send and receive mails by POP3/SMTP
- Play compressed audio files
- NeonDrum. (13 May 2012). New Product: Arduino gets 3G connectivity and pushes the Internet of Things to reality. Measurement Devices.
- Kuber, Priya. (29 May 2012). Arduino gets 3G Connectivity. Arduino.
- (11 May 2012). 3G/GPRS shiel for Arduino. Dangerous Prototypes.